Hi all. DS and I will be at the Christmas party in just a couple of weeks but no regular MK ticket that day. I told DS to pick his top 3 ride choices for the party, and much to my surprise he said he really wants to do 7DMT… I don’t want to “waste” party time standing in the line for it when I know we will already have to wait for SM with the Christmas overlay. Will I be able to purchase an ILL for 7DMT for a time between 4-6pm when the park is still open to everyone? With just the two of us I don’t particularly mind shelling out that expense but I’m not sure ILL will be an option if we don’t have a “regular” MK ticket for the day.
You don’t need an APR for a park to buy an ILL there if you have hoppers. But you only have a party ticket?
Yes, we only have a party ticket with entry at 4pm. Party starts at 7. We are attending the party in the middle of our otherwise all UOR trip.
I honestly have no idea but I hope someone does.
Me too! I’m trying to figure out what we can realistically do in those 3 hours before the official party starts at 7. During the party, priorities will be everything Christmas including the fireworks, 2nd parade, decorations and cookies/snacks, and the ride overlays on SM and as much I hate to say it…Tomorrowland Speedway…
I see why you would hate to say that
I’ve asked over on WDWMagic for you.
I have been googling and looking for an answer to this and keep coming up with nothing…hmm…maybe an actual park ticket is necessary and a party ticket doesn’t allow eligibility to purchase an ILL?
When there was FP+ a party ticket allowed you to book FPs. There was no verification process, so you could book them for any time. Obviously in practice people booked for 3:30pm, 4:30pm & 5:30pm.
So that makes me think a party ticket should allow you to book an ILL or G+ rides for those 2 hours. It would be good to get confirmation though.
@Tall_Paul1 was going to do this on his trip but we’ll never know since he has mysteriously disappeared.
@OBNurseNH cautioned that she had heard someone claim that they lost one of their subsequent park days when they tried to get a LL on a party-only day. If you wanted to be 100% sure that wasn’t happening, you could have the CM at the tapstiles manually scan your party ticket rather than relying on your MB.
This is what I have read: you can only get Genie + for MK if you purchased “length of stay” Genie+ before the change (reports are even when the party ticket is the only ticket used that day, it was available on other ticketed days). You can book MK as a hopper even if you only have a one park per day ticket with an APR at another park.
There have been some reports of ILL purchase with only a party ticket but not Genie+ as far as I know (except noted above).
We don’t need Genie +. I just wanted to purchase an ILL only for SDMT that evening around 5:00ish using our MVMCP ticket. And…I wonder, too, what happened to TallPaul???
I have read two reports of ILL purchases of SDMT with a party ticket only. Since you are staying offsite, you can try at park opening?
That’s good news! We are actually staying that one party night at ASmovies, so I can be eligible at 7am for the ILL. Thanks!
I don’t know if there was a hidden reason why it worked for these two but I honestly don’t think many people have tried.
Seems to me you should be able to do a reasonable SB line between 5:00/6:00. Reasonable as in less than 30 minutes as non ticket holders exit the park.
I think you can. But I’m not 100% sure.
I did this during MNSSHP! We had only party tickets on 9/23, no other park tickets or APRs for that day. I was able to purchase ILL for 7DMT for my family for 5pm. Worked out really well!!
Awesome to hear! This is the time I’m hoping to get an ILL as well!