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:
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
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