Is it restricted to the 4-7 PM window? Or is it the same as for a regular park admission? If it’s the latter, maybe the system is not set up to distinguish between the different tickets. Either way, that doesn’t mean that it’s officially allowed, just that it’s possible to do with the current system.
Can you show me somewhere on Disney’s website that advertises you can book FastPasses with your party ticket? If it was officially allowed, why not market it? They advertise the heck out of FastPasses in every other scenario; they want people to get and use FastPasses so they have at least a few short lines, and don’t gripe to everybody back home about how they had to wait in line so long. If FastPasses are included with party tickets, why doesn’t the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween page mention it anywhere? I don’t think they intend for a party ticket to include a FastPass entitlement, but maybe it’s not enough of a problem to rework the FastPass booking system to close the loophole.
The Disney FAQ page explaining the basics of FastPasses ( https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/fast-pass-plus/product-description/ ) says this:
"To access FastPass+ service before you arrive, you must have either:
- Valid Ticket or annual pass (<–And this is linked to the REGULAR ticket page!) – make selections up to 30 days in advance
- Reservation at a select Walt Disney World Resort hotel plus theme park tickets –
start making selections as early as 60 days―plus the number of days of
your stay―prior to your check-in date"
You can get 3 FastPasses a day with a regular ticket or an annual pass, and then one at a time after that if there’s more FastPasses available. If you use the dummy account trick, you’re gaming the system, and to me, it’s pretty shady: you’re stealing same-day FastPass availability from day guests who entered the Magic Kingdom that day on a regular admission.
Letting party people enter before 7 makes sense for Disney as a crowd control measure alone. Imagine the chaos if day guests had to leave by 7 and party guests could not enter early. It would be a nightmare rush of people in both directions. I’m sure that’s the main reason for letting the party guests enter early.