Using others' FP after their bands have left the park and then returned

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by rexmism, Mar 17, 2019 at 9:09 AM.

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  1. rexmism

    rexmism Mouseketeer

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    I know the rule is that magic bands can be swapped for FP use as long as their owners have entered the park that day to activate them. But has anyone ever taken a break during the day, then returned with only part of your group and used FP of someone who didn't come back? I assume that Disney doesn't try to see if a band leaves the park and then require it to be reactivated if it returns later that day, but I want to be sure.
     
  2. SaintsManiac

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    Doubt this works. Not sure if this is "circumventing rules" either. You have to tap into the main gates any time you leave the park and return.
     
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  4. Wish Upon A Starbucks

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    You don’t tap out when you leave a park so they wouldn’t know that those people even left so this will work. Whether it is against TOS, I don’t know.
     
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  5. SaintsManiac

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    I understand that you don't tap out when you leave. I still wouldn't do it.
     
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  6. Wish Upon A Starbucks

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    Well back to the original question above... I have done this and not had any problems.
     
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  7. StageTek

    StageTek It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

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    We did this recently. No problem.
     
  8. rajak73

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    But wouldn't the MB of the person that didn't return have to be scanned at entrance when you returned along with fingerprint? They wouldn't just take your word for it that you were there earlier.
     
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  9. SaintsManiac

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    That's what I was thinking, but I guess I am wrong. :confused3

    I always figured they were tracking you whether you tap in or not.
     
  10. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    No. They don't know that the person left the park. As far as the FP reader knows that person has been in the park all along.
     
  11. Robo

    Robo 1971 Castle in the Hub: Your lights are on!

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    And...

    It wouldn't matter, anyway.
    Disney's only relevant issue is whether a "ticket day" was legitimately deducted from that guest's account.

    Ticket was used... FPs associated with that ticket can be used.
    Exactly WHO uses those FPs is not a problem.
     
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    Got it, thanks Robo, they could just stick the extra MB in their pocket and use it as fp. It wouldn't have to be scanned in the second time.
     
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    Party.Of.4-NY>>>FL Idn't know I was supposed to be lookin for him sir

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    I wonder if this is park-specific.

    For example, if a group enters, and spends the morning in MK, then some of that group hop to Epcot while the rest return to their resort for a nap, would using the napping guests’ MBs trigger a lockout?

    This comparison might be a stretch, but when I consider the fact that many of the rules of FP tiering no longer apply when hopping, my guess would be no.
     
  15. Searc

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    No wonder Disney is continually having to come behind and close loopholes. People will try and scam the system however they can, won't they?
     
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  16. SaintsManiac

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    I wouldn't give anyone my MB on the assumption I won't be returning to a park. I like my freedom. Maybe that's just me.
     
  17. Searc

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    It is naïve to believe the system doesn't know where those bands are at almost all times. Whether there are human eyes looking at that system, I don't know.
     
  18. Disneylover99

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    Many people have multiple magicbands from previous trips. They often bring extra bands with them on vacation.
     
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  19. Disneylover99

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    I could have a band on my wrist, a band in my car, a band in my resort room, a band at home, etc.... That's a lot if eyes. I don't think any of it matters.
     
  20. SaintsManiac

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    Of course they do, but how does that work? You can't give your sister an MB for FP then use another one to go to another park. That's how you get locked out of your MDE.
     
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    You know I was referring to bands on Disney property, not anywhere else.
     

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