Blue Main Gate Passes for Cast Members

Blue Main Gate Passes for DCPs

Main Entrance Pass for Cast Members, Guest Passes, extra Family Holiday Celebration passes


STOP!!!:  This information has all changed as of January 1, 2016!

Read our updated blog at: New Guidelines for Earning Guest Passes

January 1, 2015:

A few weeks after you complete the Traditions class and start working, you’ll be mailed a Blue Main Entrance Pass and three Guest Passes to use to get family and friends into the Parks for free. The Guest Passes come loaded with 6 day passes each, good for admitting up to 3 guests – one guest per guest pass card. (3 x 6 = 18 free Park Hopper passes, a perk worth well over $1,000!)

However, if you just use one guest pass to admit one person, the other two passes “disappear” and cannot be used.

You’ll also have opportunities to receive additional free Park guest passes through volunteering with Disney VoluntEARS and at other company events.  The Family Holiday Celebration passes are for 1 day/1 guest entrance.

You can not just give the Guest Passes to family/friends and have them use them. When visiting a WDW theme park with a guest(s), you must touch your Blue Main Gate Pass to the Mickey touch point first, then immediately your guest(s) must touch their Guest Pass to the touch point.

After that first use, you don’t have to stay with them (i.e., you can go to work) and they can use their Guest Pass to park hop without you being there. But, you are responsible for their behavior – and any misbehavior – so use your Guest Passes wisely!

There have definitely been stories of family members freaking out and expecting special treatment in the parks and this bad behavior can even be enough to fire the cast member.

Your Blue Main Gate Pass is good at:

Disney World
Disneyland Paris
Hong Kong Disneyland
Note:  They can not be used at Tokyo Disneyland.

And, don’t forget, you get free parking at WDW by showing your company ID (currently at $17 at WDW).

Note: “Guest Passes are reusable cards and must be collected by the Main Gate Passholder at the end of the guest visit and retained for future use.”

For more info and current black-out dates: The HUB>>Quick Links>>Complimentary Admission

2015 Disney World Blackout Dates

2015 Disneyland Blackout Dates

Off to the Parks.

Off to the Parks.  🙂


working together at DAK

Working together at DAK.

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We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

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115 thoughts on “Blue Main Gate Passes for Cast Members

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  3. Isabel says:

    I am seasonal. I’ve been working at Disney for 7 years: 3 as part time, 4 as seasonal. Do I get a Blue main gate after 10 years?


  4. madina says:

    If I use my pass to get three guest in, but one leaves to come back later, do I still have to be with them


  5. Kelly says:

    My daughter is a part time employee at the Disney Store. She received a Main Entrance Pass in the mail. We have a vacation coming up at the end of October at WDW and are DVC members using points for the stay.

    My daughter and I have linked our MDE accounts.
    She added her MEP to her MDE which now shows her MEP and 3 generic Guest Passes.

    Can anyone use these passes as long as she’s with us? How does she get them? What are they good for? Can we book FP+ 60 days in advance with them?

    If she is the only person able to use the pass will she be able to book FP+ with the rest of our party?

    I’m so confused.


    • Lots of questions!

      Yes, her 3 passes are 1 Day Park Hopper tickets each admitting 1 guest for free.
      She goes in first, then her guests follow right after her.

      Once you’re admitted into the first park, she doesn’t have to be with you for you to park hop to the next park later on in the day.

      They should mail her the Chip & Dale passes, otherwise she can access the Disney Hub link for them.
      If she can’t print them, she can take her phone to Guest Services and they can help her.

      I’m not sure about booking the Fast Passes with these tickets. (This is recently changed.) I don’t that think you can.

      And, as always, have her check for blocked out days BEFORE trying to use the complimentary passes at any park!
      WDW Cast Member Blockout Dates

      Have a magical day!


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