Here are the ACTUAL details, from a firsthand experience.
First, you print out your voucher and present it at Will Call. Not guest services, not a ticket window… but Will Call only. At MK, there is also an extra booth set up for Give A Day vouchers redemption. NOTE: There is always a gigantic line at TTC Will Call, but little or no line at MK Will Call, so head over there if you choose to use your voucher at that park.
OK, next. [B]You will need to present the tickets for EACH person in your party when you go to Will Call.[/B] They will scan those tickets and you will not be given FPs for anyone without a ticket in hand. Don’t do what we almost did, which is to send everyone into the park while you go redeem your voucher for everyone. You need those tickets at the Will Call window.
You will be given a plastic card (ours were green Donald card) to be used in the parks for your FPs. You get to use each Donald card [B]up to six times[/B] – three times for any of the rides in the “Donald” list ( the high-profile rides like the Mountains, RnRC, Tot, TSM, etc.) and three times for any of the rides on the “Daisy” list (the less popular of the big rides, like Peter Pan’s Flight, etc.). [B]You can use the three anyway you like: go to a single ride on one list three times, or go to three separate rides, etc.[/B]
OK, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: We found that these are NOT like Dream Passes. You cannot present the pass to the CM at the FP line and walk on. You use the FP cards just like you’d use any regular park pass to get FPs! You have to slide them into a FP machine and get regular FPs! You still must plan to be at the park early enough to get FPs that will work for your schedule. If you go to the park late in the morning, you will be looking at FPs for later in the day just like everyone else, and if you go too late, there will be no FPs still available at the machines at all, so plan appropriately! [/B]
[B]Important: You don’t have to wait for the first FP to expire before you get another. [/B]For instance, we one point, we each had a FP for BTMRR, Buzz and Space all at the same time. FUN! It is so cool to have a pocketfull of FPs (remember you can also use your regular park pass to hold an FP the regular way, so technically, you could have seven FPs at any given time if you were a maniac!) But as much as we had read about the Give A Day FPs, I still had it in my mind that they were walk-ons.
We got up yesterday and lingered over breakfast, checked in for our flight at Guest Services, ambled around Main Street, thinking we had Dream passes that would allow us to walk onto to six rides each. Not true! When we realized our mistake, we had to race around the park at breakneck speed to get FPs before they ran out, and then raced around again to use them! We flew home yesterday and only had a short time at the park (which we had planned would be OK because of the passes. Whoops…). [B]Had I understood the system better, I would have made sure to use the vouchers on a full day instead of a half day, as we had to leave for the airport before we used all our FPs![/B]
Now, this is in no way a criticism. Just a warning that you have to have a plan, as always. ((Extra note: I was interested to see PoC wasn’t on the FP list for the vouchers. Interesting!))
I will post pictures of the FP itself and also the instruction card they give you later today when I find my camera. it’s lost in the dirty clothes at the bottom of the suitcase. Send help.