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    My family bought 6 10-day no expiration park hopper tickets in Nov 2005. We had to end our trip a few days early so there are 3 days left on each ticket. I know that the finger scans attach all of our identities to these 6 tickets, but my question is can 3 of us use the 6 tickets for a 6 day stay (each person would use 2 tickets)?

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    I don't believe (now I'm probably wrong) that the finger scan database covers that period of time. I am pretty sure after awhile it sort of clears but I've never tried. I would think you'd be able to do what you're asking. In theory it makes sense.
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    You might be able to. Are there names on any of the tickets? And if so, do they match your names?
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    Quote Originally Posted by test_track View Post
    My family bought 6 10-day no expiration park hopper tickets in Nov 2005. We had to end our trip a few days early so there are 3 days left on each ticket. I know that the finger scans attach all of our identities to these 6 tickets, but my question is can 3 of us use the 6 tickets for a 6 day stay (each person would use 2 tickets)?
    I'm afraid that the above 2 responses miss the mark, in my opinion.

    The biometric data gleaned from the finger scan absolutely does stay in the database ... the entire process was pretty much created for the non-expiring tickets and not for the base tickets, as there wouldn't be much use for partially-used tickets that expire 14 days from first use.

    The names on the tickets wouldn't really matter as much as the fact that the biometric data is what gets "tested" at the turnstile.

    In direct response to the OP's question, I don't think you'll have any trouble using the tickets, as long as they were originally purchased together. A large amount of anecdotal evidence from the past 3 years suggests that tickets purchased together "share" the biometric data across all of the tickets ... the theory goes that Disney doesn't want to cause unnecessary delays at the turnstiles when Mom pulls out everyone's tickets and inadvertantly gives some of them to the wrong members of the party. In other words, as long as you are one of the original people from that party, you should have no trouble using another ticket from that party.

    HOWEVER, if the scan doesn't work properly, be prepared for them to POSSIBLY ask for ID.

    Actually, now that I think about it, I'm not quite sure how it will work. WHY? Because in November 2005 they were using the "original" biometric scan in which you placed two fingers flat onto a pad, and the data measured was the lengths of bones in those two fingers ... the lengths of the bones were subjected to a mathematic algorithm and the resulting number (unique to 1 in 1,000) was what had to be replicated over and over in order to gain admission. However, beginning some time in 2006, they replaced that type of scan with a 1-finger fingertip scan which looks at a fingerprint and again creates a value based on an algorithm (it doesn't save your fingerprint itself). In other words, the scan they did in November 2005 was done with equipment that is no longer in use, and thus there is nothing for you to try to match. Unfortunately, I don't know if that means they just wave you in, or if it means you must show ID to match the name on the ticket.
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