"Stern John" wrote:
Thanks for your help but I really hope that's not the case! I know the website says that but I'm hoping it is open before the 23rd as that's when my pass runs out! The park opened on the second weekend in March this year so I'm hoping they do the same for 2011.
Not sure if you've a MAP or an AT pass, but we have MAP. Our passes ran out the 31st Oct this year, but we weren't going til this weekend (we normally do scarefest but did the fireworks instead this year, couldn't do both unfortunately). We renewed our MAP online the week before they ran out, and collected it on Sat, our new ones run out 6th Nov 2011, so we gain a few days. You can get the renewal rate for up to 8 weeks after your pass runs out on MAP (don't know about AT though).
If you order online its really easy - you just go to one of the ordinary ticket desks when you get there with your email receipt and some ID - they check the ID, take your email from you, and give you a till receipt with a barcode on. You then take this to the disabled gate to get in, they use a hand scanner to scan it and let you in, then you just go to the AP desk inside and exchange the receipt for your new pass. If you have the old pass as well, even if its run out, it makes it quicker for them as they can pull the details off it for the new one.
In summary though, if you've a MAP, you don't need to worry about the pass running out before you go, as long as you go/order the renewal within the 8 week window.