I’ve got a story I still need to relate about upgrading tickets to APs and some other things that went right and wrong, but that’s for a thread I need to put up in “Resorts”.
But being able to add a fourth day for $30 winds up cheaper than last year’s 3 Day Florida Resident Ticket (FRT). You do still need to add the park hopper option, same as last year. I haven’t looked, but last year, at least in October, Florida residents could add park hopper or waterparks and more for half price ($27.50 instead of $55).
This is all just discussion and not meant to approve or indict anything.
Now, so long as you can upgrade those tickets to any form of AP up to 180 days from first use, I’d say that’s a positive and does work to spread out your payments for an AP without entering into a monthly plan.
Just remember, that if you do upgrade to an AP, should you wish to renew, your anniversary date will be the first day that you entered a park with the original 3 day.