I wanted to share an experience we had as a sort of Public Service Announcement. I realize by next year using the My Disney Experience (MDE) app will be much more integrated into the entire Disney planning process. But, I want to iterate the usefulness of the technology.
When I received our tickets from Dianna, I immediately assigned/linked them to a person in our party in MDE, and then I wrote the names in Sharpie on the cards. While we were at Disney, my MIL accidentally left her ticket in her pants pocket from the day before. She only realized this as we were approaching the ticket scanners to the Magic Kingdom. We were very despondent, as we faced the fact that she and I were going to have to go all the way back to our condo to get it.
Fortunately for us, a Cast Member overheard our dilemma and directed us to Guest Relations. When the Guest Relations CM learned that we were with a large educational group, he was not optimistic about being able to replace the ticket. HOWEVER, because I had linked the ticket in MDE, I pulled up the ticket number on my app and he was able to very quickly print a new ticket and we were on our way.
The lesson here is to take advantage of and use the technology Disney is implementing. It's not always perfect, but you never know when you may need it!