Can I just vent a minute?
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My best friend is going to Disney World the end of August. I'm very happy for her and I've been helping her along the way with things.. Here's where I get angry.
He has a 5 yr old and twin girls that are 3, they will be 4 in December (they happen to be one day older than my son) She has decided NOT to buy them tickets. She says "I've read that Disney doesn't ask you and I think I can pass them off as 2 yr olds."
She is already staying at he sister in laws condo for free (which hey, good for her) but now here's the next kicker. Since she is staying off site, she can not go to the extra magic hours. This morning I got a text that said "How does Disney know if you have "extra hour" passes?"
So not only are you trying to "steal" 2 admissions into the park, now you're trying to "steal" extra park time that you are not entitled to.
As horrible as this sounds.. I really hope Disney busts her on all accounts.
I hate when people try to beat the system. I just want to say to those people I am sorry you are too cheap to do Disney the right way.
At least they won't be able to go to EMH. I have seen people removed from the parks that were trying to stay to watch the stage show during MNSSHP. They didn't have an armband and CMs removed them before show started. I guess they figured if they weren't riding rides they could stay for shows
What's worse is her brother, that used to work at Disney, is going with them. He's the one that told them they didn't need to buy the twins tickets. I don't know if he will know a way to "beat the system" on the EMH's.
And to add to my frustration, as I'm saving up for our next vacation, I will have to hear about "what a good deal" she got. No, it's not a deal. You cheated.
You have already helped her enough with the planning. Let her be on her own from now. You do not want her telling others that you gave her advice when she is just trying to rort the system. Disney is a company and they have shareholders (like me) who want to be paid - prices just get increased when too many people cheat. You are doing well to still be friends at this point! Best wishes that your friend has a change of heart.
Tigger71 - It's getting more and more difficult to not snap off and say something.. I just wish I could call Disney and give them a description and make them pay for tickets for the other two girls. It looks like Disney doesn't have any rule on enforcing this. It's an honor system. Some people are just less honorable.
It's amazing what people will do to save a few bucks. Last week we took the kids to Hershey where they have transportation to the park if you stay in one of their hotels. We were on the bus returning to the hotel when the women across the aisle started discussing with her DH (who was sitting behind me) about how they could scam their way onto the bus from the other hotel. (The other one is closer to the park by about 10 min). Your resort id is checked when boarding, they suggested following out someone at check out and asking for their key and then the wife says "I'll just go to the front desk and tell them I lost my id and need a new one, they'll never know". While appalled at their scheming what made it worse, to me, was that their pre-teen / teen boys were right there listening to all of this. Uses who's gonna grow up to try to scam the system? If you feel the need to speak up to your friends wife, I suggest if she starts talking about her trip say something like "you know I gotta be honest with you, I have a hard time with the dishonesty.". Good luck, I think I'd be pushed to my limit with her and would have a bloodied lip from biting it!
I don't think they'll have much luck with extra magic hours. Not only are you asked for your resort key at ride entrances, but there's cast members stationed throughout MK and in order to proceed, you have show a resort key. We were asked for our keys when we were going from Adventure Land to Frontierland and when we were leaving Main Street heading to Tomorrowland and usually, you have to show a room key for everybody in your party. There's always going to be people trying to beat the system, unfortunately for me I'm related to some of them but thankfully don't travel with them.
That is so sad - but try to just blow it off. It's amazing how people cheat and then try to justify it by saying that Disney is too expensive.
We are taking our 12 year old nephew in September. He is extremely little for his age - he is tiny - very short & weighs 60 pounds soaking wet. He could easily pass for 8 - and he eats like a little kid. Doesn't matter - we listed his correct age and we're paying for him as an adult, including his park tickets & the Deluxe Dining Plan.
About EMH - I don't know how that works now. I remember a couple of times having to get a wrist band but not recently. I'm certain about our last two trips (most recently in January 2012). We absolutely didn't get wrist bands and didn't need to show our KTTW card.
There is no guarentee the kids will get in for free, they would have to to be pretty small kids. For extra magic hours they need their room keys which are checked at the rides, so that won't work. I think the cm will use common sense at the gate. If the kids are walking to the gate and appear older than 2 I'm sure they may question their age, not guarenteed. I'm sure people try to do this every day.
We have bent the rules here and there on our kids ages to save a buck. I think a lot of people do that but maybe I'm wrong. I don't know how they will pass off a 4 year old as two but maybe they will get away with it. Highly unlikely they will get away with attending EMH but who knows. I wouldn't worry about it. Its out of you control. If they do get caught they will probably tell you how bad WDW is and they are never going back again.