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Walt Disney World (WDW) Rumors Discuss Lifetime Passes To Disney World in the News & Rumors forums; When Epcot opened, lifetime passes were given to the first family through the gate on opening day. My family desperately wanted to try for the passes, but my dad was ...
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    When Epcot opened, lifetime passes were given to the first family through the gate on opening day. My family desperately wanted to try for the passes, but my dad was in engineering school at USF at the time. He had a final exam that morning that his professor wouldn't let him take early. We went later in the morning, but didn't get to try for the passes. Really disappointing.

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    [QUOTE=TrendyMagic]CM's get some free tix, but not based off pay. It is time with the company and current status (ie full time, part time, etc.)

    You are right about status with company. I was trying to make it simple.

    It usually takes 5 years for certain passes, and whether you are salaried or not. When you retire you retire with the pass you currently hold. Discounts are very good too--from 25% to 50% as time goes on. The Company D store often has sales with as much as 85% off.

    Spouses get passes too, which usually admit 3 other persons. Also depending on pass level the holder will get 8 paper passes per year to use for large groups of friends or relatives.

    The whole pass thing at Disney is somewhat complicated.
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    coworker of mine says he's related to someone working at a WDW resort and he could get his family in, along with me (the ultimate tour guide), for free.. I won't tell him, but I find it hard to believe.

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    yep, 'maingate' available after 90 days, 'silver' after 15yrs. Property Control is the best places for sales. (Lou should be grinning about right now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tampa
    coworker of mine says he's related to someone working at a WDW resort and he could get his family in, along with me (the ultimate tour guide), for free..
    Yep very possible. So where you taking them first? Hopefully Soarin'!

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    A friend of mine's cousin (yeah, I know, many degrees of seperation) supposedly was offered a lifetime pass after falling when he stepped onto a ride (dunno what) that was stopped suddenly while he was transfering form the walkway. From what I have heard he was rushed into a side room and offered the pass in exchange for signing a release.

    I really want to see it, both to help my skepticism and to see what it looks like.

    I'm affraid I'm too greedy and would ask for passes for friends and accomodation before signing. ^_^ What good is it if I have no friends to go wtih?

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    From what I've heard, most "lifetime" passes are now actually sent annually.

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    I'm a little skeptical myself. I just don't see a team of CMs standing by with releases and lifetime passes... But hey, weirder things have happened at WDW...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrendyMagic
    Yep very possible. So where you taking them first? Hopefully Soarin'!
    oops sorry, let that one go by me dude!
    I'm such a slacker

    well my coworker and his fam want to go late July, so I'll see Soarin' before them on the 4th so hopefully, I can work out a quick route to get Epcot done first thing in the am (normally I catch a morning show of Philharmagic so this'll be weird) and shoot over to MG err... Disney Studios to score some decent AR&R fastpassers. It'll be tough cause I have a feeling I'll wanna see Soarin' like a bajillion times! How's the fastpass to it?

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    Here's some info about lifetime passes.

    http://users.sisna.com/matkinson/Pag...st_ticket.html
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    It takes 10 times for a annual pass to pay itself off really? Cuz my friend spent 70 bucks on her park hopper ticket for one day so if you see it that way it only takes 4-5 times and anyways I already went way over 10 times since Jan when we got our annual passes!
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    With Magic Your Way pricing plans, the per-day cost drops dramatically with longer stays. (Though you might then end up paying the No-expiration offer). There's a good analysis here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maestr034
    I heard when Disney World first opened they had a promotion where you could get lifetime passes. The price was pretty expensive at the time, going for anywhere from 500 to 1000. I was just curious if this was true and if anyone actully has one. Also if you do have one can you get into all of the parks or just the ones that were around when you bought them. Hope to get some replies.
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    Yes, there is a lifetime type of ticket, called a Charter Member ticket. It still costs to renew, but at 1/2 the price of the regular passes. If the charter member does not renew yearly, they lose their special discount.

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