Wow! It’s hard to get a straight answer sometimes. I called Disney to ask if I could activate my 10 day tickets 3 days early before my 4 night stay on property. Here are the answers I received:
CM 1 - No…this is not allowed with your type of package
CM 2 - Yes, no problem just visit your resort to activate your tickets if it’s only 1 day it should be fine
CM 3 - Yes, you can activate your tickets up to 10 days early
CM 4 - Yes, you can but there might be a fee
CM 5 - Yes, you can up to 2 days early complimentary but if it’s 3 or more you will be charged for the higher price difference between what I purchased and what the current price tickets are for those days.
In the end, I modified my tickets back down to 8 days because I am not confident about what the real truth will be when I get there. I am going to show up only 1 day early and hope I will be able to activate my tickets early at no extra charge. It"s funny that when I asked for the policy in writing, no one could direct me to the place where this was stated. Is it just an unofficial Disney policy?