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    Should I renew using my AP discount, or buy a NEW AP? - September 2006 version

    This is for folks who will have to renew under the new Annual Passholder Prices effective September 15th, 2006.

    I just checked the math in regards to which is better, to renew with a discount, or letting it expire, and get a new AP on the next visit.

    If we are talking about a $359 Premium pass, that will be discounted $20 dollars to $339, the cost is 92.876 cents per day, which makes it 22 days worth with the new price.

    Therefore for example, if your pass expires 12/1/06, and you would plan to go prior to December 23rd, then you will want to renew. But if you weren't planning to return until sometime in 2007, then you will want to let your old pass expire, and purchase a new pass when you return, say February 14th. You pay $359, but you will get an new expiration date of 2/14/08.

    With the Deluxe at $239, and $20 off, that makes it $219, and 60 cents per day, and therefore, 33 days. So this time, if you would go anytime in the first 33 days after the current expiration date, then renew, otherwise let it expire.

    A deluxe with parking, it is 26 days.

    Since the SoCal or SoCal Select does NOT offer a discount for renewing, of course, just let the old pass expire and just get a new one on your next visit after the old one expired.

    So, let's recap.

    If you are a SoCal holder, or a SoCal select, DON'T renew!

    A Deluxe holder should renew if they plan to go within 33 days of the expiration date.

    A Deluxe with Parking should renew if they plan to go within 26 days.

    A Premium AP holder should renew if they plan to go within 22 days.
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    Re: Should I renew using my AP discount, or buy a NEW AP? - September 2006 version

    For those lucky few that have received a renewal notice with the old prices, you can renew at that lower price so long as you do it prior to your renewal date. (Note, if you renew online, you will pay the new higher prices)

    Basically the price discount is an extra $10, so a Premium is worth 33 days at the old price, Deluxe with Parking 39 days, and 50 days for a Deluxe.
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    Re: Should I renew using my AP discount, or buy a NEW AP? - September 2006 version

    Related to this.... I logged on to the Passholder section of Disneyland.com and it asked me if I wanted to renew. That was today, September 15... 65 days before my pass expires. Elsewhere on the site it says I can renew up to 30 days before I expire. So... can I REALLY renew now, keeping my old expiration date, and get TWO months free, or do I have to wait until 30 days before, getting a month free? Anyone know? I clicked on the renew button and it seemed to funtion. (Didn't go through with it though.)

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    Re: Should I renew using my AP discount, or buy a NEW AP? - September 2006 version

    I received my renewal notice two weeks ago, and they are at the old price.

    My Ap's expire near the end of Oct. (one PAP and 4 DAP's)

    We are planning on being there for T-Day week.

    Using your math, which would be better? Renewing at the lower rate and pocketing the 20 bucks (and the 20% coupon) and possibly having to pay a blockout fee for ONE day to DL during our trip in Nov. or let them expire, buy three-day flexpasses to use for the T-Day w/e and then upgrade to AP's on our last day?

    Whew!!! Decisions, decisions...

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    Re: Should I renew using my AP discount, or buy a NEW AP? - September 2006 version

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMickey View Post
    I received my renewal notice two weeks ago, and they are at the old price.

    My Ap's expire near the end of Oct. (one PAP and 4 DAP's)

    We are planning on being there for T-Day week.

    Using your math, which would be better? Renewing at the lower rate and pocketing the 20 bucks (and the 20% coupon) and possibly having to pay a blockout fee for ONE day to DL during our trip in Nov. or let them expire, buy three-day flexpasses to use for the T-Day w/e and then upgrade to AP's on our last day?

    Whew!!! Decisions, decisions...
    I thought we worked this out already: the latter one.
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    Re: Should I renew using my AP discount, or buy a NEW AP? - September 2006 version

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer View Post

    A Deluxe holder should renew if they plan to go within 33 days of the expiration date.


    I shall renew my pass in mid-FEbuary.

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