I found that my EC2 instance that I built is different, this may be the same for others so here is how I updated.
When I went to update from the previous version to this I had to skip moving anything from /var/docker to /var/discourse.
When I first installed, the /var/discourse directory was already created separate from /var/docker, I am not exactly sure why. I checked the app.yml file and there is only one instance that references /var/docker which is the the /shared directory.
So with that being said, I skipped changing any references in app.yml and I skipped mv /var/docker /var/discourse because it didn't seem right to move things around if the locations were already set.
So I simply ran the following;
./launcher stop app
apt-get dist-upgrade lxc-docker
Once that was done I ran the following (from within /var/discourse)
./launcher rebuild app
Newest version is up and running without a hitch. Hope this helps others if they run in to the same situation and possibly get confused.