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Old 08-15-2018, 04:32 PM   #11
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Has anyone stayed in the park who hasn't payed for the ticket.
Just to stay for parade and fireworks. No rides, picture,trick or treating.

I know you need a band to get in any ride. I'm not interested in the rides. Just the fireworks.
You need a band to stay in the park. Sure, you could probably sneak around and get away with staying but I do agree that they have been much more diligent about getting non-paying guests out of the park.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:45 PM   #12
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Has anyone stayed in the park who hasn't payed for the ticket.
Just to stay for parade and fireworks. No rides, picture,trick or treating.

I know you need a band to get in any ride. I'm not interested in the rides. Just the fireworks.


Honestly it’s hit or miss.

I wish they were better about checking , but I don’t see it.
CM’s are random about checking. We see abuse by those staying.
It’s just not about the rides. I also hopefully paid for maybe lower crowd levels?
Even for fireworks.. been nudged by those without bands before.
It is infuriating to me since I paid.... in case that is your question?

Just sayin.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:30 PM   #13
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Honestly itís hit or miss.

I wish they were better about checking , but I donít see it.
CMís are random about checking. We see abuse by those staying.
Itís just not about the rides. I also hopefully paid for maybe lower crowd levels?
Even for fireworks.. been nudged by those without bands before.
It is infuriating to me since I paid.... in case that is your question?

Just sayin.
This would really p*** me off. I would probably have to point those people out to a CM or 2. Or 5! Sorry that this happened to you!
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:56 PM   #14
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We were there and didn't have tickets to the party. We were leaving the park and I just wanted to grab something from the Emporium....no go, they wouldn't let me in. No, I wasn't trying to freeloading, just grabbing something after a dinner ressie. Not overly pleased, since I am a huge rule follower, But I respect it. It made me happier to buy tickets last year, knowing that they work hard to clear the parks of those non ticket holders.
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:57 PM   #15
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Honestly itís hit or miss.

I wish they were better about checking , but I donít see it.
CMís are random about checking. We see abuse by those staying.
Itís just not about the rides. I also hopefully paid for maybe lower crowd levels?
Even for fireworks.. been nudged by those without bands before.
It is infuriating to me since I paid.... in case that is your question?

Just sayin.
How recent was this? For the last two to three years they have changed procedure.
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:07 PM   #16
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This would really p*** me off. I would probably have to point those people out to a CM or 2. Or 5! Sorry that this happened to you!
I hear ya!

Itís a struggle at times.
Itís sad when the magic is interrupted.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:47 PM   #17
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We were there and didn't have tickets to the party. We were leaving the park and I just wanted to grab something from the Emporium....no go, they wouldn't let me in. No, I wasn't trying to freeloading, just grabbing something after a dinner ressie. Not overly pleased, since I am a huge rule follower, But I respect it. It made me happier to buy tickets last year, knowing that they work hard to clear the parks of those non ticket holders.
This was likely because of the exclusive merch that is available only to partygoers once the party starts.
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:04 PM   #18
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We I'm glad to hear that they have really worked on removing non paying guests.

I remember years ago. October 2001. After 9-11. It was so slow, and for a few years after that. They never looked for bands. We had jackets on. Literally every ride or store, trick or treating, no check. I guess they were happy to get anything in the parks to spend money. And it's definitely not like mid 2000's, do adr. No past pass. Just go and enjoy.
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:39 PM   #19
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Without the wrist band, you will be asked to leave by CM in suits.
Not possible to stay and just watch the Fireworks inside MK. The Blue coats will politely herd you out.

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Cast members will sweep the park, in a line, forcing unbanded guests to the front and out the door.



Have guests made thru the sweeps sure.....but most do not.
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