I've finally decided (I think) to take the plunge and buy an AP, after years of swearing up and down that I wouldn't. Right now, we're looking at what day this weekend to go and get them. However, we're not sure how late we can arrive at the park and still upgrade our tickets to passes. What are the hours of the AP processing center? Are they the same as the hours of the park? For that matter, is it in DCA now?
I guess I'm just unclear on the process in general - I've picked up the basics just hanging around here, but I'd appreciate a sort of unified step-by-step guide to going from regular schmoe at the ticket booth to AP god. Is there a password I should know? A weird handshake, maybe? Searches have turned up pieces of the puzzle but nothing complete as yet.