I had called DVC at 8:31 PST this morning with the intent of asking a few questions about ticketing and hopefully having them be able to transfer points from my Disney Visa to use for those tickets. Sharing the info here to save someone the 55 minute wait I had.
Quick details about my trip: 3 people, over 10 years old going for 15 days. Already booked 1bed at BLT.
AP’s are still unavailable. She refused to even tell me if I would be able to upgrade a 10 day ticket to AP at all. Going so far as to advise me NOT to purchase my tickets yet. Advising me, instead, to “wait and see what they end up doing” instead. This after I told her I was only doing this to secure park reservations to avoid being locked out of my choice parks.
DVC will not transfer points from the Visa program for use of tickets. Before this trip, I had only bought AP’s both on day of, at either Guest services or ticketing boots at WDW &DLR. All times the person was able to redeem my points without me having to go through the bank. Today was the first time I was denied that service.
DVC was only discounting AP’s and not any of the day use ticketing packages. And although DVC is adding 2 days onto ticket purchases at this time, it’s only for stays before the end of September. Right before the 50th celebration.
10 day tickets can be used within 14 days of first use, but does not have to be consecutive days, which free us up for going to UOR on the weekends, utilizing their express pass for busier times when high crowds and limited FP’s (if at all) are the most Disney will offer.
Again, I had a 50 minute wait today, and a 60 minute expected wait when I tried yesterday. DVC is getting a ton of calls. I expect it’s everyone who had to push previous vacations combined with people wanting to experience the 50th celebration and new attractions slated to open. If you are planning on doing a trip, I suggest not waiting to the last minute in case things fill up.