Purchased two SoCal Annnual Passes recently and put them on monthly payment plans (the $174 ones with lots of blackout dates but not as restricted as the Select) but due to many recent obligations my husband and I haven't had time to use them. I went to Disneyland with my husband to upgrade two twofer tickets to the passes a couple months ago, and we didn't actually go in the park to the AP Dept to get our photos taken, etc because we were just swinging by to upgrade before the twofers expired...basically we upgraded and left. My b-day is coming up on a block out date, so I was thinking of going to get my freebie into the park, and pay the $40 for my husband...BUT, since we actually never entered the park/passed the turnstiles the day we purchased them, does that mean we get in the park for free?? (aside from it being my B-day)---does it mean that we don't have to purchase a blockout day ticket? Or is it that the "loophole" for blockout days when you purchase an AP only counts for the date of purchase?----or does it count towards the first day of actual use?.......Hope that was not too confusing! Any help would be much appreciated since my husband and I are both students on a tight budget, and saving even $40 would be wonderful!!