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Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by rteetz, Oct 15, 2018.

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  1. Mumof4mice

    Mumof4mice Mouseketeer

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    Thank you. Nice profile photo with your Dopey medals!
     
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  2. conniehar90

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    Sorry if I have missed this answer. We are going to be in the area for a week but I was only going to buy a 3 day ticket (going to the Halloween party one day and then 3 days for the other parks) as we have some other things to do in the area. Would the only way to extend the length of the ticket (5 days) be to purchase the flexible option? I really just wanted 6 days to be able to use the tickets. Thanks!
     
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  4. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Yes you’d have to buy the flexible option in order to extend the use time.
     
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  5. lanejudy

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    Compare the "flexible" option cost to the cost of buying a 4-day ticket instead of 3. Yes, you'd be wasting a day but it might cost less (depending on your dates). With the recent price increase, that "flexible" option really became expensive for some dates.

    Enjoy your vacation!
     
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  6. hiroMYhero

    hiroMYhero I'm satisfied with my care... Moderator

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    Thanks, @lanejudy!

    We’ll add this important tip to the Flexible Option area of the OP! :goodvibes
     
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  7. grossmansr

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    So, I booked a Free Dining package for this summer a few months ago and planned to stay onsite for one week and off site with my parents for another week. After re-examining the 6 day park-hopper plus tickets that we bought with the package, it seems that they expire on the day we check out of the disney resort! I thought the tickets were valid for 14 days?!?! What happened? We planned on using them over the course of the vacation. What can we do?
     
  8. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Date based tickets are not valid for 14 days unless you buy the flexible ticket option. This change went into place with the date based change on October 16th, 2018.
     
  9. grossmansr

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    Ok, thank you for the quick response. How much is the flexible ticket option and can I add it on now?
     
  10. rteetz

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    If you go online it will tell you. It depends on your length of ticket.
     
  11. lanejudy

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    Cost for the Flexible option varies based on ticket length and dates. If you are going at a more expensive time, it actually can be relatively cheap to add the Flexible option; but if you are going at a lower-priced ticket time, it can be a rather expensive add-on. Check pricing to add additional days to your ticket, even if you won't use them. I just spot-checked a date in September (low ticket price) and it would cost $162 to add Flex to a 6-day ticket compared to just an extra $48 to bump up to a 10-day ticket. Conversely, adding Flex to a December 6-day ticket only cost $37 to add Flex.

    Enjoy your vacation!
     
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  12. conniehar90

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    Thanks! I did just that and it is definitely a better deal! Plus, if we have time we can pop over for the additional day!
     
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  13. MyPrince&Princess

    MyPrince&Princess Earning My Ears

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    Hi everyone. Ok. I have another question. It looks like you cannot combine Canadian offer tickets with any BB. How about if you book one regular room only reservation for 1 night and then right after you book a 5 day rezzie with the BB or other discount . Can you buy a 10 day Canadian discount ticket, attach it to your one night regular priced rezzie. And have it start on the first day of your 5 day reservation that you booked at a discount?
    I think I've just confused myself.

    I'm also not sure of the rules of the Canadian ticket discount. But if that is the requirement, that the room needs to be full price, I wonder if you can book a one night full priced room and attach a 10 day discounted ticket to it. Is that allowed?

    With the new ticketing, do you have to start your first day of ticket on that one day reservation or can you start it any day?

    Meaning. Book a one day full price at a moderate or value resoer, attach your 10 day discounted tickets. Then move over to your BB or discounted room the next day and start your tickets that day.
     
  14. scrappinginontario

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    You can book a room discount with a CDN ticket offer. We have 2 of these booked for next month.

    I initially purchased 2 rooms with the room discount bb when we were there last December. At that time I did not purchase any tickets.

    I later purchased 4 day CDN tickets and attached them to our room discount BB offer and also added the DDP, no problem at all.
     
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  15. BigBlueWho

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    I’m sorry if this has already been asked but for the Military Hopper, what is the expiration date from first use? I am planning on using two days in July and three in October.
    I was told by a SoG rep I would be fine, but double checking cannot hurt.
     

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