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Old 09-24-2012, 04:16 PM   #16
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It really is impressive how well Disney makes this works. We have been there for the party and we were asked many times to show our wrist band while we were just walking.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #17
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Wristbands?? I got credit-card type "tickets" in the mail. Will they give us wristbands at the gate when we arrive?

Also, what time can we enter for the MNSSHP? Thanks!!
After you use your ticket to go through the turnstile, there are CMs waiting to give you a wristband and a trick or treat bag.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:20 PM   #18
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Wristbands?? I got credit-card type "tickets" in the mail. Will they give us wristbands at the gate when we arrive?

Also, what time can we enter for the MNSSHP? Thanks!!
They give you wristbands at the gate, along with a little trick or treat bag, or at least they did last year. And sometimes around 4, but officially at 7. I'll let someone else handle that part :
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:33 PM   #19
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Thank you for the quick replies!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:35 PM   #20
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I headed for the rest room closest to the entrance, at City Hall, and I had my wristband checked there. No wristband - no entry! I posted about this previously, because I wondered what non-ticket-holders did in this situation. The answer was, there was a restroom right outside the entrance gate that non-ticket-holders could use. Now, that's strict enforcement.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:51 PM   #21
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They give you wristbands at the gate, along with a little trick or treat bag, or at least they did last year. And sometimes around 4, but officially at 7. I'll let someone else handle that part :
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I headed for the rest room closest to the entrance, at City Hall, and I had my wristband checked there. No wristband - no entry! I posted about this previously, because I wondered what non-ticket-holders did in this situation. The answer was, there was a restroom right outside the entrance gate that non-ticket-holders could use. Now, that's strict enforcement.
I'm thinking its because non party people think they can hide out until the heat is off.
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Wristbands?? I got credit-card type "tickets" in the mail. Will they give us wristbands at the gate when we arrive?

Also, what time can we enter for the MNSSHP? Thanks!!
If you go to the locked sticky Everything About WDW Tickets in this Forum, especially Post #16, you can get a lot more information. An easy way to get to the sticky is by clicking on the link in my signature. The ticket sticky is your friend!
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:38 PM   #23
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If you are already in the park before 4pm on a regular ticket...and you find one of the stations that will give you the wristband, do they have a handheld thing to activate your ticket? You dont have to go back to the turnstyles do you? We have always entered the park at 4 with our ticket, but this time we have hoppers and I think we will be in the park already before 4.
And....are there fast passes for rides during the party, or do they finish up with them by 7?
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If you are already in the park before 4pm on a regular ticket...and you find one of the stations that will give you the wristband, do they have a handheld thing to activate your ticket? You dont have to go back to the turnstyles do you? We have always entered the park at 4 with our ticket, but this time we have hoppers and I think we will be in the park already before 4.
And....are there fast passes for rides during the party, or do they finish up with them by 7?
You don't have to go back to the front. Reports are they scan your tickets there.

No FPs during parties, for they are not needed.
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It does take a bit to clear out folks, but it's more efficient than you probably think. They have CMs stationed throughout the park that prevent folks without a wristband from moving deeper into MK. At the arteries to the park, it's not just one or two CM, but enough to form a human chain across the walkway, so you can't just slip by when one CM is busy. You can probably get past the CM if you really try, but it means you have to deliberately ignore and possibly push past them. It's not something that you can do accidentally. They also station CMs at the entrances to all rides and stores (and according to other posts, bathrooms) so that if you don't have a wristband you can't enter. They also check for wrist bands as you wait for the parade.
There's a couple of pictures in last year's easywdw.com post on the MNSSHP that shows how many CMs are there to stop people without wristbands from getting further into the park:

http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...orks-info-etc/
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:22 PM   #26
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You will have to have your wristband to get in a few lines before 7 PM: the dwarves and the princess line for the party (when the princes come out) just to name a few. We were fourth in line for the dwarves last year and the CMs came out to check us at 6:45 (maybe even earlier) and a few people were asked to leave because they didn't have wristbands.

The year before, we were checked about 6:45 for Rapunzel's line too.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:14 PM   #27
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There's a couple of pictures in last year's easywdw.com post on the MNSSHP that shows how many CMs are there to stop people without wristbands from getting further into the park:

http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...orks-info-etc/


I got a pic of all those CM's just as they got the go ahead to move on. We were totally shocked to round the corner and see all those CM's blocking people from going further into the park.

This will be my 4th party and I've never seen any issues with people not leaving.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:36 PM   #28
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we were there on the 21st and they had the paths to the castle roped off and CMs checking wrist bands of those coming and going..if you didnt have a band you were not allowed to enter and instead had to go down another path to the exit. We were asked quite a few times to show our bands thought the night..even int he rain
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I have noticed a lot of people at the stage shows and the parade without wristbands. The CMs do scan the crowds and ask the ones they notice to leave but there's still a number that try to beat the system.There are also a number that create a scene in hopes that they will let them slide.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:46 PM   #30
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It really is amazing how on top of it they are. There are just lines of CMs all over the place looking for wrist bands.
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