Annual Passes & when they begin

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  1. BigThunder

    BigThunder New Member

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    I have my funding to buy our 4 APs but before I do I just want to make double sure that nothing has changed since my last ones that ended in January of this year. So, I can go ahead & buy them now & they will not start until I actually run them through the gates, correct? I'm a little nervous since I won't be using them until July of 2010 & it would really stink if I lost 6 months of use!
    Also since I'm buying so far in advance, will they still give me the option to pick up at the window of one of the parks or do you think they will send them to me in the mail? I'm afraid as scatter brained as I am that I'll lose them!
     
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    Hmm, no one knows? Was just looking for someone to reassure me that they still begin when you first use,not when you buy. I'll give them a call on Monday & ask.
     
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    When I had one two years ago that was the case. :D
     
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    It is my understanding that if you buy the actual pass, the clock starts ticking on that date. If you buy a voucher, which you will turn in for a pass, the clock doesn't start until you turn in the voucher.

    We buy vouchers from AAA, then turn them in at the gate for the actual pass (unless of course we are renewing an AP, then the clock starts at the renewal date) where the clock starts.

    Hope that's not too confusing. If you are buying actual passes, I would expect the clock to start, and yes, you'd lose time if you didn't use the pass.
     
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    When I ordered mine, I was just sent the voucher.
     
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    I'm pretty sure they start the day you purchase.

    Unless it's a renewal. If it's a renewal, it would begin the day of original purchase. For instance, I renewed my seasonal pass in Sept., within 30 days of my original purchase date. They have the deal going on right now where you get 3 mos. free so, my pass expires next November (3 mos. from the date of original purchase, Aug.)
     
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    Again, if you purchase the actual pass. :yes: If you purchase a voucher, the clock doesn't start until you trade that voucher in for an actual pass. :yes:
     
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    yep this is my understanding of it too :yes: We've had both in the past and that's exactly how it worked
     
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    If indeed it is a renewal then the date starts on the day the old pass expires. If it is a new pass, the DO NOT send you the pass. They send you vouchers and they become activated the day you pick them up. We have owned APs for years and it has always worked this way for us.
     
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    Ok, so I just need to be sure & let them know I want the voucher & not the actual passes yet. That suits me fine anyway as I fear I could misplace them in 7 months time, lol.
     

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