TICKETS + How to UPGRADE

subtchr

DIS Veteran
Joined
Dec 31, 2005
I’m going to make a wild guess that he is more computer / mobile phone savvy than you. If not, forgive me.

if he is 13+ yo, he can have his own Disney account. Looks like he’ll need to use a phone for ordering food at quick service restaurants - and trying to get a spot for Rise of the Resistance at Hollywood Studios. Most people I know have a phone attached to their hand most of the time.

i have a Mickey Band from a prior resort stay and will use it this week, but will probably take it off after entering the park, as there would be no further use for it that day. I, also, am staying offsite. And then I will attempt to be contemporary and use my phone to navigate the parks. Without the help of my twenty-something yo nieces. (My ticket is supposedly tied to my Magic Band; I‘like find out Sunday).
It is worth leaving your MagicBand on for automatic ride photos, if you want them.

And tickets are never “tied to” a MagicBand. All the band does is access whatever is in your MDE profile. That’s why any active band will work to access any valid park ticket. so you should be all set.

I’m 62, but pretty techy for a grandma. I really like mobile ordering, especially now that you can use Disney gift cards to pay.

Have fun!
 

Wojodis

Mouseketeer
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Mar 15, 2017
Does anyone know if you have to actually enter a park to activate an annual pass which you upgraded to? I always thought that if you upgraded from package tix during your stay that the AP was already active and the expiration date should be a yr from the 1st date of use? I only ask because my family's passes have expiration dates of December 31, 2030. I've contacted 3 different CMs and as soon as they see that expiration date--they tell me that I have vouchers and not active passes. I mean, I wouldn't mind, that would be some unbelievable pixie dust, but I have a feeling something's off somewhere?
 

Robo

1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
Joined
Nov 18, 2001
Does anyone know if you have to actually enter a park to activate an annual pass which you upgraded to?
1. I always thought that if you upgraded from package tix during your stay that the AP was already active and the expiration date should be a yr from the 1st date of use?
I only ask because my family's passes have expiration dates of December 31, 2030. I've contacted 3 different CMs and as soon as they see that expiration date--
2. they tell me that I have vouchers and not active passes. I mean, I wouldn't mind, that would be some unbelievable pixie dust,
3. but I have a feeling something's off somewhere?
1. Normally, that’s correct.
2. Looks that way to me, too.
3. With the current “situation,” anything can happen.
 
  • lovethattink

    TPAS Moderator
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    Sep 17, 2004
    Does anyone know if comp tickets can be used at this time? We did a film project at MK and got paid in comp tickets. We have AP, but want to go to MK on Halloween, which isn’t spring AP availability. Would those comp tickets count as day passes? Would MDE know which ticket to use automatically? Like tomorrow we’re using our AP for a park.
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
    Nov 18, 2001
    1. comp tickets can be used at this time?
    2. Would those comp tickets count as day passes?
    3. Would MDE know which ticket to use automatically?
    4. Like tomorrow we’re using our AP for a park.
    1. Yes.
    2. Yes.
    3. Never assume anything.
    4. If you have more than one ticket or AP per person in your MDX...
    To be safe, before you go to a park gate, go to any Guest Relations and
    have the AP set as your top priority in your MDX account.
     

    lovethattink

    TPAS Moderator
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    1. Yes.
    2. Yes.
    3. Never assume anything.
    4. If you have more than one ticket or AP per person in your MDX...
    To be safe, before you go to a park gate, go to any Guest Relations and
    have the AP set as your top priority in your MDX account.
    Thank you!
     

    allaboutthemouse

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Apr 23, 2006
    Just to make sure I have this correct....
    If I purchase one-day tickets for my family of six for a day in October (securing a park reservation as well, of course) and we end up NOT going on the day we selected, am I correct that those one-day tickets just sit in my MDE until we decide to use them? They do not really “disappear?”
    At which point, if we choose to go on, for example, a day in December instead, I would then pay any extra cost for that day?
    So if it is $100 per ticket on the October day that we end up not going, instead deciding to use it on the December day, but the December day is $150 per ticket on the day we choose, then we would pay the extra $50 per ticket to change it to that December day?
    Does this make sense? Lol
    Am I also correct that those one-day tickets can be reassigned to different people in my MDE?
    I hope that wasn’t too confusing!
    Thank you so much!
     


  • bathman123

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jun 21, 2010
    I apologize in advance if this has been answered already but is Disney allowing you to upgrade your ticket to an annual pass while at the parks? We are going over thanksgiving and are thinking of going back at Christmas but I don’t want to buy two 7 day tickets. TIA!!
     

    lanejudy

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    Oct 27, 2011
    @allaboutthemouse Correct on all points. Just to note, the unused tickets may “disappear” from your view but WDW will be able to see them to upgrade for a new date.

    @bathman123 Not at this time. I don’t expect they will allow upgrades to AP until APs are available for sale, which isn’t likely until capacity limits are lifted and operations are back to normal (or much closer to near-normal).
     

    michellej47

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    Jun 7, 2011
    Strange question. My family of 4 is booked for a week at Thanksgiving. I figured we would be fine for that week because I was assuming that there wouldn't be high school and college football. I was wrong. :)

    We were talking tonight about the possibility of my daughter and I keeping our original trip plans, possibly even going a day earlier since she wouldn't have school the Friday before, and the boys coming on Sunday. Is it possible to have a package where I have 6 or 7 day tickets for her and I but just 4 or 5 day tickets for the boys?

    Also, how would ME work if they fly in on a different day than us. Is that possible?
     
  • Bjkandma

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 29, 2019
    If you booked a package (room and tickets together), everyone in the room must have same amount of ticket days. (Make sure you book park reservations). If the boys are in the resort reservation, they will be able to use the Magical Express on different days then you. You just have to call Magical Express at 866-599-0951, office them your hotel confirmation number, your daughter and your name with flight info. Then tell them your sons need transportation on what day, time, flight, names. Very easy!
     

    starry_solo

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    Nov 19, 2010
    What the PP said (everyone on the package has to have the same tickets, etc.)

    There are some workarounds the package, but that requires the earlier guests to visit the front desk to add the later guests onto their stay for those certain days...AFTER check-in of the earlier guests.
     

    michellej47

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    Jun 7, 2011
    Thanks both of you! We already have park days and everything set, so I may look at the cost to see if it is even worth dropping the boys on the extra days. It probably isn't! But I'm glad to know that they can pick up ME on a different day!!
     

    Tracey868

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    Jan 11, 2007
    How is Disney refunding the park hopper option when you get to the parks ???

    I bought from 3rd party. I was told you can go to Guest services. Just wondering if people got gift cards before they got to Disney.

    Thanks
    Tracey
     

    Bjkandma

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    Apr 29, 2019
    Unfortunately you need to wait until you arrive in the parks. We went to Guest Relations and had the hopper removed from our tickets. We bought directly with Disney and received the refund on a gift card. (4 day park hopper we received $93 plus change).

    You need to know that when you buy a discounted ticket through a third party, Disney knows. You will get the refund based on the price of the ticket you paid. You will not get Disney's price, but rather your discounted price. It's possible your refund will be much less.

    If you decide to add days to those tickets after or before taking off hopper, you will be modifying your ticket. Disney willcharge you the difference of what you paid and what they charge and then add the cost of adding the extra day. (When I bought "discounted third party tickets" it cost me $109 to add 3 days. I thought it would be $40)
     

    Robo

    1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!
    Joined
    Nov 18, 2001
    If you decide to add days to those tickets after or before taking off hopper, you will be modifying your ticket. Disney willcharge you the difference of what you paid and what they charge and then add the cost of adding the extra day. (When I bought "discounted third party tickets" it cost me $109 to add 3 days. I thought it would be $40)
    Unless things have drastically changed (unlikely) it looks like you might have been overcharged.
    If you were, you can get it "fixed."
    But, we need to know all of the specifics of what you bought, from whom, and when...
    and to what you upgraded and when.
     

    eva

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    Aug 20, 1999
    We were planning to skip WDW this year. So I haven’t been paying attention to all the new rules. But we just found out DH has cancer and he wants to go before beginning his treatments in December. So we are planning a trip from Nov 28-Dec 2. I was trying to buy tickets today and reserve our parks, but they won’t let me. Is there a time window when you allowed to buy tickets and reserve parks? I know ADRs are 60 days out. But how can I plan those, if I don’t know which day we will be in each park?
     
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