How do I book 6 FPP on a day I am attending a party and using a regular entry ticket? This is my first hand experience from last year BEFORE the new MDE roll out. I did this for both the Halloween and Christmas parties.
Each party ticket is allowed to book 3 FPP. The times to book if you only have a party ticket are 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm. There are no FPP during the official party (starting at 7:00pm). Last year any FPP after 6:30 pm were canceled and/or assigned an earlier time. Your regular ticket is allowed to book 3 FPP. However if your party ticket and regular ticket are in the same MDE, the system will only let you book 3 FPP for the day. If you would like to take advantage of the 3 FPP for the party ticket (which you paid extra money for so only seems fair) and the 3 FPP for your regular ticket, there is a work around.
Create a dummy account with a different email from your primary MDE. In your dummy account, create a “dummy” profile for each member of your travel party. I like to use names that are slightly different but still make sense.
Example: Brandy (primary MDE) and BrandyD (Dummy MDE) D for “Dummy”.
This is important to avoid confusion later when making and using your FPP. Order your party tickets from the dummy account and assign them to the correct “dummy” profile. Ask for your hard plastic party tickets to be delivered via mail (snail mail). You will need to use this plastic party card for entry (if you are not planning on being in MK that day) and FPP access.
EDIT 6/21/16 I want to point out that you don’t have to link the two accounts if you don’t wish too. If you are OK managing your dummy FPP from the dummy account and just plan on making the dummy FPP at the 30 day mark then there is no reason to link. Personally I prefer to see and manage everything from my primary MDE so I link. Some feedback from others says this can be confusing and not linking will simplify matters*******
EDIT 6/24/17You can no longer book FPP for the party ticket at day 60 UNLESS the dummy profile is listed on the resort reservation. The umbrella for friends and family does not work for party ticket only profiles. Next link your dummy MDE and all the dummy profiles as “friends and family” in your primary MDE. This will allow you to see and manage your FPP from your primary MDE.
Reminder: This was my first hand experience from LAST year and BEFORE the new MDE rollout.
I am interested to hear if it works the same for people this year. Keep me posted liners!
EDIT 6/4/16 A side note for those who have AP’s and would like to purchase their party ticket with the AP discount. Go ahead and create your dummy account and dummy profiles for your travel party. Link them as friends and family to your true MDE. Purchase your party tickets in your true MDE account BUT assign them to your “dummy” peeps. You should still get your discount that way! update 6/24/17–this still works. I did it for this year
*EDIT 6/21/16 If you are reading this late and have already purchased your party tickets, you can still take advantage of the 6 FPP in a single day. You will need to create and link the dummy account and all the dummy peeps. Then you will need to transfer your PARTY ticket from the primary peeps’ profiles over to the dummy profiles. Make sure to keep child with child and adult with adult, preferably the same individual (Dad to DadD, Baby to BabyD, Sis to SisD, etc) If you do this you might want to check in with guest services before the party entry to make sure your hard card is reading correctly. There had been reports that when transferring the card did not work right at the gate. If your party card has any issues, guest services can issue a corrected card. Make sure you have your receipts and dummy MDE account information. When I transferred my sister-in-law’s entry ticket over to my brother (she had to stay home with a new baby), we had to go to guest services as the original card did not read correctly for him. They fixed it easily and issues a new card. It was clear in MDE but for some reason the hard card was a problem. (This was NOT a party ticket but I am assuming there could be similar issues with transferred party tickets). *EDIT 6/24/17–a RFID card or MB that has been linked to a profile remains with that profile FOREVER! The digital ticket media can be moved but the card or MB cannot. Therefore if you transfer a party ticket to a profile without an old MB or RFID card, you will need to stop by guest services to pick-up a card in order to access your FPP