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    Question AP idea, what do you think?

    I wish I could tie my AP to my AMEX card or debit card to use at the park for purchases.

    What do you think?
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    Re: AP idea, what do you think?

    Hmm, one less thin card that weighs no more than a few ounces.
    I have an AP idea. I don't think you want to hear it.
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    Re: AP idea, what do you think?

    I always enjoyed the fact that at WDW everything is tied to my room key, would be nice to visit DLR and only carry my AP.
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    Re: AP idea, what do you think?

    I love going to WDW and having everything tied to my room key!!

    I guess I don't really understand why they wouldn't do that. I mean, I personally end up carrying around a bag with my cell phone and camera and water and such in it, so it's not too inconvenient for me to carry around a wallet or a couple extra cards here and there.

    But it's definitely a good idea, I think. Makes those quick trips to the park for just an hour way easier to just monitor one card rather than a couple

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    Re: AP idea, what do you think?

    I was thinking something similar not a few days ago, but about Walt Disney World. A Walt Disney World annual pass is a piece of paper with you name on it, tied to you biometrically. Room keys, made of plastic, are personalized and can be used for rooms, admission, and many purchases. I don't see why Annual passes could not be used for a similar funcionality. So then not only could you make purchases with the Annual Pass, but if you are staying on property it could also be activated as a room key.

    If a national Passport was ever offered, it too could be used in a similar fashion. Disney could then allow the use of the cards (and maybe some discounts?) at places such as the World of Disney (NYC isn't a Disney resort) or maybe even Disney Stores.

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    Re: AP idea, what do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by MegaDisney View Post
    I wish I could tie my AP to my AMEX card or debit card to use at the park for purchases.

    What do you think?
    By and of itself an AP is not an obligation to pay.

    I room key, representing a contract for services, is.

    It's not that an AP couldn't be tied to a Credit/Debit Card but I think there would be legal issues that would need to be addressed. Is Californai Law any different than Florida in this area ?

    And there's issues of lost AP's.

    Also note that AP's can be held by people who are not legally eligible for transaction cards so Disney might be concerned about fraud potential and resulting obligation and liability.

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    Re: AP idea, what do you think?

    This has the germ of an interesting idea. I wouldn't dismiss it out of hand. I have two cards I use for Disneyland purchases. I use a debit card tied to my bank account for most food purchases and a credit card for most merchandise purchases. That idea wouldn't work for me. Plus, tying your financial resources to one card like they do at WDW makes it a little easier to spend, IMO. I remember I got into trouble on a cruise once buying alcohol, duty free items, souvenirs, etc. with my stateroom key. Even though I had to sign something saying that I agreed to pay, it didn't seem quite real to me and I ended up overspending my credit limit... Was kinda scary and had to have a parent call me with a credit card number to use. Now I'm a bit more careful.

    Now a National or even International AP would be cool!
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    Re: AP idea, what do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by MegaDisney View Post
    I wish I could tie my AP to my AMEX card or debit card to use at the park for purchases.

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    Not sure about this. How heavy are your other cards that you'd need to have them all tied into one?

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    Re: AP idea, what do you think?

    It is not a weight issue!!!

    I have a Speedpass from Mobile, which is tied to my checking which allows me to buy gas and other items without getting my wallet out, I like it, and I thought of this while there this past week. I could leave my wallet in the room safe and just take my AP to the park.

    If it was lost I could just visit the AP center or call an 800 number to report it just like any other card.
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    Re: AP idea, what do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by MegaDisney View Post
    It is not a weight issue!!!

    I have a Speedpass from Mobile, which is tied to my checking which allows me to buy gas and other items without getting my wallet out, I like it, and I thought of this while there this past week. I could leave my wallet in the room safe and just take my AP to the park.

    If it was lost I could just visit the AP center or call an 800 number to report it just like any other card.
    I suppose this is a viable option. It just seems too confusing to me. I'm the type of person that likes to actually go to the bank on a weekly basis - call me old fashioned.

    Your idea is not a bad one, but personally, I don't mind having a few cards with me. I feel naked w/o my wallet anyway - and besides, I think one is supposed to have proper identification at all times - that said, your Drivers License or State I.D. Card would have to be linked up to your AP as well.

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    Re: AP idea, what do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by BassBone View Post
    This has the germ of an interesting idea. I wouldn't dismiss it out of hand. I have two cards I use for Disneyland purchases. I use a debit card tied to my bank account for most food purchases and a credit card for most merchandise purchases. That idea wouldn't work for me. Plus, tying your financial resources to one card like they do at WDW makes it a little easier to spend, IMO. I remember I got into trouble on a cruise once buying alcohol, duty free items, souvenirs, etc. with my stateroom key. Even though I had to sign something saying that I agreed to pay, it didn't seem quite real to me and I ended up overspending my credit limit... Was kinda scary and had to have a parent call me with a credit card number to use. Now I'm a bit more careful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyland Daddy View Post
    Not sure about this. How heavy are your other cards that you'd need to have them all tied into one?
    I like going to the parks without having to carry a wallet. A card fits nicely in the small right pocket on jeans. The fewer, the easier.

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyland Daddy View Post
    I suppose this is a viable option. It just seems too confusing to me. I'm the type of person that likes to actually go to the bank on a weekly basis - call me old fashioned.

    Your idea is not a bad one, but personally, I don't mind having a few cards with me. I feel naked w/o my wallet anyway - and besides, I think one is supposed to have proper identification at all times - that said, your Drivers License or State I.D. Card would have to be linked up to your AP as well.
    Unless you are making purchase such as alcohol there should be no need for ID. At Walt Disney World I carry my Annual Pass and my check card. My check card and Annual Pass are both signed as they are supposed to be, so I never get asked for ID. I only bring ID with me when I go to the Adventurer's Club to prove I am over 18.

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    Re: AP idea, what do you think?

    That's not a bad idea.. but very dangerous.. because I wouldn't even realize how much money I'd be spending..

    But that's just me.. I'm sure everyone else is more responsible than I..


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    Re: AP idea, what do you think?

    I have actually thought of this before. I think it's a great idea! In my opinion it would be safer because you would only lose one card at a time! I'm all for this and if it was available I would take advantage of it for sure!
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