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  • Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

    I'm a DLR CM, and I'm going on a trip to WDW in February.

    I know the Main Entrance Pass works there. But on some of the days during my trip, I will be visiting the parks alone. Does my Cast ID work there? I would rather not have to waste my Main Entrance Pass uses on just myself.
    Last edited by KevRus; 10-03-2009, 04:13 PM.

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    Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

    Your cast id does not work for admission to any parks other then DCA and DL. However when using your Maingate Pass outside of the Disneyland Resort, the uses do not go against the allotted amount you are given per year.

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    • #3
      Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

      ^Really?! Perfect! Thanks so much for the reply

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      • #4
        Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

        Yeah...you get 16 here at Disneyland and 16 in Orlando (Blue Pass). We went a couple years ago to WDW and it was awesome to just be able to sign ourselves in. You do have to be careful regarding discounts though..they aren't the same as here at DLR. Since we went at Thanksgiving time, we got the 40% Merchandise Discount, but we couldn't get much of a food discount. Have fun!

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        • #5
          Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

          Also, does a sign-in into one of the parks at WDW work for all of the parks? Like, could I sign myself into Epcot and then perhaps go to Hollywood Studios later in the day with the same ticket (like how it works at the DLR)? Or would that be considered two uses?

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          • #6
            Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

            Actually, WDW Main Gate Passes only get 12 sign-ins for WDW Parks. :I

            The sign-ins only affect your home park, so DLR gets 16 for the DLR and WDW gets 12 for WDW. They are still scanned and used at the other Resort, however they don't count against your allotment. You can still park hop.

            Yes, make sure you know what your food discounts are since they are VERY different then back home at the DLR. There's a good PDF in the TEAM Discounts section under... Restaurants I think. Also, there are a LOT of discounts that are "Florida-Site" only, which means that you aren't eligible for them... like the current free admission to the Water Parks and discounts at the mini golf courses or Cirque du Soleil.
            Burnt Toast
            The Magic Begins With Me...! 8:P

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            • #7
              Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

              Originally posted by Burnt Toast
              The sign-ins only affect your home park, so DLR gets 16 for the DLR and WDW gets 12 for WDW. They are still scanned and used at the other Resort, however they don't count against your allotment. You can still park hop.
              Sorry, just to clarify: By using my DLR blue pass at WDW, I am not contributing to my 16 use max at the DLR? Does that mean I technically have a max of 12 uses at WDW, or unlimited?

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              • #8
                Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

                Your sign-ins only affect your home Resort. So DLR Cast Members have 16 sign-ins to the DLR and unlimited to WDW/DLPR/HKDR and vice versa.
                Burnt Toast
                The Magic Begins With Me...! 8:P

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                • #9
                  Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

                  Yay! Thanks so much for the clarification.

                  Hooray for saving LOTS of money! :P

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                  • #10
                    Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

                    Thats good to know too...I was told it was the same amount at that we had at DLR

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                    • #11
                      Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

                      Rumor has it (though this time it would make sense) that sign-ins will affect BOTH Resorts starting next year since both Resorts went to plastic-card MGPs instead of Disneyland Resort being on plastic and Walt Disney World being on paper.

                      Who knows though. When I transferred over here they considered both the sign-ins that I did at the DLR when I worked there and the sign-ins that I did while I've been working at WDW to determine how many sign-ins I have left for the year.
                      Burnt Toast
                      The Magic Begins With Me...! 8:P

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                      • #12
                        Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

                        Hmm, thanks for the heads up.

                        Also, when do sign-ins reset? Does everybody get a fresh pass in January, or do you get 16 sign-ins up to a year from your hire date?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

                          Resets in January...

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                          • #14
                            Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

                            gasp, why did I not know this. I should be using mine up!

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                              Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

                              Originally posted by Burnt Toast View Post
                              Who knows though. When I transferred over here they considered both the sign-ins that I did at the DLR when I worked there and the sign-ins that I did while I've been working at WDW to determine how many sign-ins I have left for the year.
                              That's odd. When I transferred, they just gave me a new MEP and reset the usage to zero. None of my admits at DLR for 2009 up to that point were counted....

                              Meh, I've come to the point where I've realised there's no rhyme or reason to Company Policy on this side of the country at times, lol.

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                              • #16
                                Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

                                Well, when they added it all up I was "in the negatives" so as a courtesy the girl at Cast Admissions called one of her managers and put me at six. I should have had eight left for the year, but I wasn't going to argue.

                                What sucked is that I flew back to SoCal a few weeks ago and my MGP was revoked in Galaxy... so I had to use a comp. pass to get into DLR.

                                So I blew a comp. pass AND lost two sign-ins. Sigh.
                                Burnt Toast
                                The Magic Begins With Me...! 8:P

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                                • #17
                                  Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

                                  I swear all these sign in rules are so confusing! I wish they'd have a stragiht answer. I just got my pass a few days ago. I have 2 months to use it up! Friday will be my first time using it, so how does it work? When I get to the turnstiles do I just give them the card and they'll give me the proper amount of tickets(including myself)? Or do I give them the card then my ID for my ticket? And how does the whole internet thing work????? I herd you can print out the tickets online, but when I tried, it said I had no tickets available. Gosh this is all so confusing! Thanks for the help!

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

                                    ^The online tickets you're referring to are complimentary tickets, which are completely separate from the Main Entrance Pass.

                                    As for using the Main Entrance Pass, just go up to the turnstile with your Cast ID and MEP, tell them how many people you are signing in, CM prints out tickets for each of you, done!

                                    As for signing people in while in costume, it seems to vary based on the CM. I was always told to sign people in at the turnstile and then leave (i.e. don't go through the turnstile with them) but a few weeks ago the CM told me to go through with my guests. It was kind of awkward. I just went to the nearest backstage entrance. :P

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

                                      Originally posted by KevRus View Post
                                      ^The online tickets you're referring to are complimentary tickets, which are completely separate from the Main Entrance Pass.

                                      As for using the Main Entrance Pass, just go up to the turnstile with your Cast ID and MEP, tell them how many people you are signing in, CM prints out tickets for each of you, done!

                                      As for signing people in while in costume, it seems to vary based on the CM. I was always told to sign people in at the turnstile and then leave (i.e. don't go through the turnstile with them) but a few weeks ago the CM told me to go through with my guests. It was kind of awkward. I just went to the nearest backstage entrance. :P
                                      Oh ok thanks now I get it! Whoo I can't wait to use it! Got a whole list of people I wanna sign in before the year ends!

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Question about Main Entrance Pass and WDW

                                        And make sure that when you receive the tickets from the Main Gate CM...that YOU take the CM ticket...don't let your guests get it...if they have it and go parkhopping and don't show proper ID, they will not allowed in to the park. You are supposed to show your ID anytime you use the CM ticket...

                                        Comp tickets are given to CM twice a year...during the summer and at Christmas time!

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