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    Tickets from 1987

    Hi everyone. I'm new to this so I hope I'm at the right place. Somewhere between 1987 and 1990 I bought 3 adult and 1 child 4 day pass to WDW,Epcot,MGM and Magic Kingdom. The tickets are called Golden tickets and they have the MGM lion. My daughter who is now 26 has been wanting to use the tickets but I told her she couldn't because they could be a collectors item. There were only 30000,00 sold. If there not a collectors item than can they still be used? I actually called WDW and they couldn't tell me anything about the tickets. They were bought directly from WDW.

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    Re: Tickets from 1987

    There is a forum/blog on the tickets of Disney past. I'd start searching for that.

    I have 1987 tickets with left over days, I should go look too.

    I also have left over tickets in my booklets from opening year of the Magic Kingdom
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    Re: Tickets from 1987

    Thanks I'll go check.

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    Re: Tickets from 1987

    I have actually heard of people successfully redeeming 70s and 80s tickets, but whether there is any mileage in that... I dunno. I'm sure someone else will let you know for sure. Personally, I would just hang onto them as a souvenir rather than attempting to use them.


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    Re: Tickets from 1987

    They can be redeemed for face value. People do it with Disneyland ticketbooks too.
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    Re: Tickets from 1987

    Quote Originally Posted by 20K View Post
    I have actually heard of people successfully redeeming 70s and 80s tickets, but whether there is any mileage in that... I dunno. I'm sure someone else will let you know for sure. Personally, I would just hang onto them as a souvenir rather than attempting to use them.
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    They can be redeemed for face value. People do it with Disneyland ticketbooks too.
    The bonus is the children's tickets that can be turned over for now adult tickets.


    The question here on this thread is if her collectors-limited edition tickets are actually worth more than face value, are they really collectors items or did Disney just initially market them that way.
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    Re: Tickets from 1987

    I've redeemed old tickets from the 70s. It took a few minutes to do it (they needed to get a supervisor) but it can be done. If the "golden tickets" are worth less than today's current admission, I'd cash them in.
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    Re: Tickets from 1987

    What if I was to produce a D-Ticket? Would they let me on the Skyway?


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    Re: Tickets from 1987

    they would... but good luck with that...

    in regards to the tickets... i would keep em... it seems they are have more worth as a collectors item than as park tickets... in my opinion at least...
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    Re: Tickets from 1987

    Unless it is a keepsake, go ahead and use them.

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    Re: Tickets from 1987

    I can't recall any standard ticket issued called a "golden ticket", but it may have been a special commemorative thing. There is the "Golden Pass", but those are only given out to a select few. It's something like a global AP.

    AllEars has an extensive page of images of tickets by decade - didn't spot anything matching your description. It would be cool if you could post an image, as it sounds like it was some sort of limited commemorative thing.

    You likely won't get much information from calling up either. They might be able to tell you if the ticket is valid, but that's it. They won't tell you what is left on it any more.

    Note that from a collector's point of view, it probably matters little if at all whether it has been used or still has entitlements on it. The value of the entitlements themselves are no greater than the current gate price of an equivalent ticket, and a collector is after the physical ticket, not the entitlements. So she could use the ticket, THEN be sold on eBay or whatever.

    As for old tickets in general...if the tickets are unused, they can be traded in for cash equivalent to what was paid for them towards a new ticket. However, this is very likely a really bad deal.

    If the ticket was partially used, you cannot trade it in towards a new ticket or upgrade it. You can only use what is left on it.

    They can be used as is, although if they don't have a magnetic stripe you'll need to visit a ticket booth or guest relations (the latter would probably be better as not all the booth CMs would know what to do) to get them converted to a usable ticket.

    The general rule of thumb has been that a ticket can only be used at parks that existed at the time - for instance, if the ticket was for admission to "all the parks" but was issued before AK opened, it wouldn't be good for admission at AK, but at least as far as the major parks are concerned they are currently including all 4 parks. They may allow a conversion of a River Country entry into one of the other water parks as well.

    On the upgrade of a child ticket - since there is no biometric to tie a child ticket to a particular person, they CMs will generally take your word for it when you tell them a ticket belonged to someone, as long as the time frame makes sense. A 1990 child ticket for a 26 year old could make sense. A 2009 ticket, not so much The upgrade to an adult ticket with the same entitlements is free. It also isn't required, but if the guest is 26 years old, you might get less looks.

    Ah...wait, is this it?


    Looks like it was a kind of voucher that could then be turned in for an actual ticket, sold prior to the opening of Disney-MGM Studios...as a voucher, if you try and use it they may want to retain part of it, so you'd have to ask for it back - but they'd likely have to mark it as used - and THAT could devalue it.

    If there is something resembling ticket information codes on it, then they might not need to mark it (it would be shown as used in the ATS computer).
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    Re: Tickets from 1987

    I am curious some day what they will offer for the Discovery Island and Pleasure Island non expiring add ons along with the River Country's. At least with River Country there is something similar.

    We have a drawer where we keep our old but still good passes that still have days on them along with my 4 ticket booklets from Disney's original admission system. It would be funny to see what the offer would be for a booklet that has 3/4 of its tickets left in it.
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    Re: Tickets from 1987

    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedGabe View Post
    I am curious some day what they will offer for the Discovery Island and Pleasure Island non expiring add ons along with the River Country's. At least with River Country there is something similar.

    We have a drawer where we keep our old but still good passes that still have days on them along with my 4 ticket booklets from Disney's original admission system. It would be funny to see what the offer would be for a booklet that has 3/4 of its tickets left in it.
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    I actually don't know what they'd do if someone presented a ticket from a ticket book...I think at best they'd credit you the 50 cents or whatever towards a ticket
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