Just looking for other opinions here.
My situation is this.
I will be making a last minute trip in about 2 weeks (March 26-30).
Since I have not been to DL since Spring 2008 my plan is to get an AP and make the next year a Disney trip year. I figure to get 3 trips in, one now, one in the Spring and one this fall/winter.
So my debate is Deluxe vs Premium.
The 26th is a blackout day, so I could not get in on a Deluxe. On the other hand I could get a 4 day pass and take advantage of the Early Entry, which could be very useful since the parks are likely to be packed (Easter week and a cheer competition).
Then again, I would only be able to do that on Saturday as I have other plans for Sunday morning.
The price difference is $ 140 so I would need to justify that.
Normally I get a hotel close to the park and walk in, but I might do parking a few days.
My gut says the Deluxe because I am unlikely to do that many days parking and the food discounts are pretty similar and I don't do much merchandise.
Also, what are the rules for upgrading an AP ?
IE if I buy Deluxe now, then upgrade to Premium in 6 months would I have to pay full cost of upgrade or just proportional ? Or can I even do that ?
So I would love input on what to do as well as any hotel suggestions or tips on where to buy passes/tickets.