New WDW Annual Passes Announced

Mrs Darling

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So this may not be the best time for me to buy an AP for the first time, but...is there still any wisdom in getting a regular ticket and upgrading it to an AP? Or just get the AP when it becomes available? We are coming in late October and will have a car, so will need the parking benefit the first time we drive in.
The only “trick” we’ve used before is to buy discounted tickets through a reseller, use them for a day, and then upgrade. they upgraded from the regular price ticket to AP. So you basically save whatever the discount was on a 5 day ticket or whatever. If you have to pay the parking fee, it may or may not be worth the hassle for a smallish discount (between the day 1 parking cost and having to line up at the ticket window - which we did on our way out on our first early night so we weren’t cutting into touring time.) Also, that was 4 years ago now, so you may want someone else to comment on whether they still do that.
 

DopeyRunr

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So this may not be the best time for me to buy an AP for the first time, but...is there still any wisdom in getting a regular ticket and upgrading it to an AP? Or just get the AP when it becomes available? We are coming in late October and will have a car, so will need the parking benefit the first time we drive in.

According to Tom Bricker, you *should* be able to do this. I'm not sure the savings is worth the hassle unless you're buying a whole bunch of annual passes. My experience upgrading discounted tickets and getting the correct valuation has been hit-or-miss, and when it missed, it cost us a ton of time and we ended up not saving any money.

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midtowngirl

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Thanks everyone. Upgrading on the last day would not help my parking situation, and totally agree with the saving time/money balance. I am taking a chance here that I'll get my "value" out of it, but committed that I was going to do an AP this year and want to give it a shot!
 
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