[QUOTE=Mickeybug;999356] A different CM we spoke to another time also told us we could get stay at a dis-owned with DDP for the whole vacate still purchasing our tics here at home. It can be done. Call and talk with them. They have ways to work magic :happy:[/QUOTE]
I KNOW there is some misunderstanding or miscommunication here. Did you actually book and pay for the DDP, or did you just ask the question and get an answer?
If you have booked the DDP, I strongly urge you to check your reservation, because either you DON’T have the DDP or you have paid for at least a minimal park ticket (at least a 1-day base ticket, about $78 + tax) for each person on your reservation.
But I’m guessing you just asked, and either got the wrong info or misunderstood the info given to you.
The DDP is not an a la carte option that can simply be added. It is available ONLY as part of a package. Disney has a very specific definition of “package.” In Disney-speak, a package is a combination of resort stay and park ticket bought bundled together. If you get a resort room and use previously-purchased tickets (or tickets you will buy at a later time), then this is NOT a package.
I know how Disney operates. I know what is possible and what is not. And I know that you can’t book the DDP without booking a package. The only two exceptions are if you are an Annual Passholder, or if you are a DVC owner staying on points. Otherwise, it’s package or it’s no DDP.
Every Disney resort booking utilizes a 3-letter code. These codes change regularly. But just using pretend letters, let’s say a room-only reservation uses code ABC, a standard package uses DEF, a package + dine (this is Disney’s terminology) uses GHI, a package + platinum dine uses JKL, and so on. There is no code in existence to allow for the purchase of the DDP in the absence of a package (which means a ticket purchase bundled into the reservation). There is a code for DVC DDDP purchase, and a code for AP DDP purchase, but no code exists for just plain a la carte DDP.
I’m supremely confident that if you actually made that reservation with the DDP without a package, that you didn’t actually buy exactly what you think you bought … check again. Disney reservationists are not empowered to create a new computer code for a reservation type that simply doesn’t exist.