Do you need to have tickets to use the advance fast pass?

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  1. Mich Mouse

    Mich Mouse Poly Loving Disney Bride

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    We have our room and dining reservations already- but do we need to actually purchase the tickets to use enhanced fast pass?
     
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  3. erionm

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    Yes, you must have valid park admission linked to MDE in order to make FP+ selections.

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  4. Mich Mouse

    Mich Mouse Poly Loving Disney Bride

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    Thank you. How does this work for DVC annual pass vouchers? We usually do will call. Must I pay to have the vouchers sent in the mail? Or do I get a ticket number in an email? :confused3
     
  5. DebbieB

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    I linked my November AKV reservation to my will call promo PAP.
     
  6. Sammie

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    Some people have been able to scan their vouchers and link them, others have not been as successful with vouchers.

    Now if you have an email Will Call confirmation number, it works great.

    I think vouchers is an area they are still tweaking.

    I never have understood the advantage of having a vouchers sent, we always go online and buy ours and get a will call confirmation number.

    If you have not bought and want to book Fastpass+, order online and get the Will Call number.
     
  7. Mich Mouse

    Mich Mouse Poly Loving Disney Bride

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    Can I order on the phone with DVC and get a will call number?

    Does anyone think they are going to offer the PAP discount again? Wishing and hoping.....:goodvibes
     
  8. CarolMN

    CarolMN DVC Co-Moderator Moderator

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    Yes. It costs extra to get a paper voucher and MS will generally default to the "will-call" option for you.
     
  9. Mich Mouse

    Mich Mouse Poly Loving Disney Bride

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    Thank you for the helpful responses- I am so out of the loop as we went to DL this year and was not doing any WDW research.
    If I purchase the tickets today and link them can I begin making the fast pass reservations? We will be staying at AOA for 2 nights before checking into BWV. Are all resorts participating or only select ones at this time? Can everybody access the magic bands now?
     
  10. n2mm

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    I order my DVC AP via the DVC website. They send you a certificate via email, which I like because I like being able to print something and have it with me. I linked the confirmation number on the will-call certificate to my husband's account and it worked perfectly. However, I can't link my activated PAP (yes, we stagger our purchased to keep the effect of the cost painless). I'm going in 4 weeks, staying at BWV. Because we have at least one activated valid admission, I was able to make FP+ selections and was able to order my magic bands (which the time was running out to customize them, but I got in with only 5 days left). I called IT about my pass and she said as soon as I activate/link mine to my MB upon checkin, I can be copied to my DH's FPs. I have done this with other family members already by "managing my fast passes" via on my Iphone and on my computer and it was simple and easy. I have other family arriving later and I just linked their annual passes to their account and copied them to my DH's fp and it worked with just a couple of clicks. I check in on the 18th and barely given time to customize my MBs, but glad I happened to check the other day or I would've missed the opportunity.
     
  11. DevonsDisneyMom

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    Ok so here is a question in addition to this we are doing a split stay in may. Either staying at OKW or BWV then moving over to AKV with dining plan. How will linking tickets work? Will my tickets be able to move with me?
     
  12. MouseMomx2

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    You need to create an account on My Disney Experience. Next, create a profile for each member of your party and link your resort reservation and tickets to the profiles.

    If you are staying at a resort that is eligible for Magic Bands (all will be by 10/25, November check-ins are not loaded yet but should be) you will be able to customize them and they will be shipped to you. The bands are active when shipped. They do not store information on them. The information is stored in Disney's database and the chip in the band accesses that database. Therefore, anything that is linked to your account will be accessible by your band.

    FP+ can be made once you are within your 60 day window as long as you have tickets linked to your profile. The exception is November check-ins and beyond which have not yet been loaded into the system. Once they load the October check-ins and new resorts they will add November.

    They are currently sending out one band per reservation but all bands will have access to the same information so they will be interchangeable. SInce your tickets will be on your account, any band that is created for that account will be able to access your ticket.

    Ultimately they expect guests to bring the bands back each year and re-use them. They have a battery life of 2-3 years.
     
  13. DevonsDisneyMom

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    Thank you so much! I have a DME as of now I only have the one AKV reservation linked to the account. I have a profile set up for each member of my travel party and when I click on their name it shows that our reservation is linked to each of them. My question is when I go for my own profile I don't see the same choice as I do for my family and friends? I.e options like my magic bands, resort reservations link tickets? Where do I go to find that info for me? On another note, under myself and son it shows are past tickets from our stay in June. Do I deactivate those tickets? Or just leave them there?
     
  14. MSUmom

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    I tried to order my AP's but they will not let me pay with my disney cards (I get them 20% off) The CM told me I had to go to a Disney Store to buy them, will I be able to link them up to My Disney Experience?:headache:
     
  15. Mich Mouse

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    So you can make FP selections for your entire group even if only one ticket has been purchased and activated? Not clear on this?

    And how far in advance can FP selections be made? (30,60,90?)
     
  16. n2mm

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    actually you make the FP for only the folks with a valid admission. After you link the admission to the others during checkin, you can go to manage FP and copy your FP to others in your traveling party. I was told this when I called in about my PAP not linking up. I've since gone to manage FP on my phone and had no problem copying FP assigned to one member in our party to others in our party who had admission added after I booked FP for my DH. I hope it works that easy when we check in. I will post back after I do this. I figured it's worth a try and better than no FP at all.
     
  17. Mich Mouse

    Mich Mouse Poly Loving Disney Bride

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    So after check in I can acquire fast passes for my entire party? How does that work? Don't they have a limited amount of passes for each time period? You copy fast passes to others in your traveling party? It's hard to understand how this could work?

    Does anyone know how far in advance these FP reservations can be made? And I only need one ticket linked to make reservations for an entire group ?

    Thanks for all the help- I very much appreciate it. :goodvibes
     
  18. tripletsmama

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    We are staying at boardwalk and I can't even find an option to book FP reservations. I linked the hotel reservation and my AP numbers.
     
  19. erionm

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    When do you check-in? The Boardwalk is currently eligible for MyMagic+ for reservations with check-in dates from 10/7 to 10/31. MyMagic+ testing has not been opened up for November check-ins.
     
  20. nolanboys

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    Sorry to hijack this thread. We don't have AP's but have paper tickets purchased from UT before the price increase. We plan on using these tickets for our trip in March. After I set up my account and link with DVC reservation, will I be able to add my tickets? Hoping to be able to try my magic +.
     
  21. erionm

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    I believe most people have been able to link the tyvek (paper) tickets purchased from UT without much issue. There seems to be a problem linking RFID tickets purchased from UT.
     

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