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    Ticket question

    I'm curious if it's possible to sell WDW park tickets that I already have. My family recently purchased 10 day park hoppers that don't expire so that we would be set up for future trips however there is now a strong possibility that I will be taking a job with the Disney Company and will be issued a silver pass so I won't need the tickets. I'm guessing that there is a secondary market for things like this but I was curious if anyone had any suggestions of what the best way to go about this is.

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    Re: Ticket question

    There are shops in the area that will give you $$ for tickets. Not sure how much, but nothing close to what you are due, I'm sure. Hopefully someone will have a more solid answer. Though you may want to stick the non-expiration feature on to them and pass them on to people you wouldn't want to sign in.
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    Re: Ticket question

    Technically if they are used they can NOT be sold or transferred to someone else.
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    Re: Ticket question

    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerguy View Post
    Technically if they are used they can NOT be sold or transferred to someone else.
    Shhhh

    Seriously, though. My wife and I have had the same ten-day no-expiration tickets for the past five years. We only visit the parks on one day during each trip, so these tickets will last us literally ten years.

    One has Mickey, one has Pluto. We use whichever ticket we happen to grab, and the whole ridiculous biometric nonsense has never once given us a problem. So the fingerprint shouldn't give you an issue.
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    Re: Ticket question

    How does the fingerprint association factor into all that? I would think that by itself means that there is no getting around the rule that you can't transfer them to someone else anymore?
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    Re: Ticket question

    Quote Originally Posted by supernova View Post
    Shhhh

    Seriously, though. My wife and I have had the same ten-day no-expiration tickets for the past five years. We only visit the parks on one day during each trip, so these tickets will last us literally ten years.

    One has Mickey, one has Pluto. We use whichever ticket we happen to grab, and the whole ridiculous biometric nonsense has never once given us a problem. So the fingerprint shouldn't give you an issue.
    Were they purchased at the same time? Disney does have a way to link tickets purchased as a group such that they are interchangeable among members of the group. All the (adult) users' scan IDs will be linked to all the tickets if it happens to be done right. I think it only works if purchased in a single transaction at WDW, and sometimes even then it is hit or miss.

    The biometrics most certainly work, and we've had issues with them. If they were "just for show" as a lot of people claim, then no one would ever have a problem with it.

    However, they also don't use them every single day or all day. Depending on the waiting crowd levels at park open, etc. they can choose to turn them off to allow the crowd to enter faster. They are more likely to be on later after the initial surge subsides.

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaJenn View Post
    How does the fingerprint association factor into all that? I would think that by itself means that there is no getting around the rule that you can't transfer them to someone else anymore?
    Aside from them being explicitly non-transferable once used, you take your chances. You could find yourself in a discussion with Disney Security if you attempt to use a ticket which has a scan ID that does not match yours (and that DOES happen).

    Now, the OP does not mention that the tickets are used at all. If they are unused, then there is no problem in general with reselling them...however, savvy Disney guests will generally not purchase tickets through channels like eBay or craigslist as they know there is no way to verify the tickets are valid or not without going to the parks (there used to be a phone number to call, but they stopped it as they wanted to stop the aftermarket selling of used tickets especially by unscrupulous sellers).

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    Re: Ticket question

    I also have a ticket question... I'm planning a WDW holiday & I'm travelling from overseas, and I'm hoping to spend 2-3 days at Disneyland and 14ish days at WDW, with at least 7 days at the WDW parks. I have just realised that it might be cheaper to get the Annual Pass rather than a Magic Your Way ticket, but I am having trouble getting info from the Disney website... does the WDW Annual Pass allow you entry into Disneyland too? Or does it offered discounted tickets to Disneyland? If not, it might be cheaper to just get a Magic Your Way ticket at WDW. Extra info is that I'm definitely going to stay on property at WDW, haven't decided about Disneyland yet. Also I'm not sure what time of year I will be travelling, possibly February but if I can tie it in with a conference for work it would be August. Thankyou!

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    Re: Ticket question

    Quote Originally Posted by MamaMayhem View Post
    I also have a ticket question... I'm planning a WDW holiday & I'm travelling from overseas, and I'm hoping to spend 2-3 days at Disneyland and 14ish days at WDW, with at least 7 days at the WDW parks. I have just realised that it might be cheaper to get the Annual Pass rather than a Magic Your Way ticket, but I am having trouble getting info from the Disney website... does the WDW Annual Pass allow you entry into Disneyland too? Or does it offered discounted tickets to Disneyland? If not, it might be cheaper to just get a Magic Your Way ticket at WDW. Extra info is that I'm definitely going to stay on property at WDW, haven't decided about Disneyland yet. Also I'm not sure what time of year I will be travelling, possibly February but if I can tie it in with a conference for work it would be August. Thankyou!
    The WDW AP will not get you into DL, or vice versa, nor does Disney generally offer any discounted park tickets at all. There is the Premium Passport, which WILL get you into both parks - but that is $749+tax. It might not make sense for you.

    In general MYW tickets, you cannot get more than 10 WDW park days on a ticket (in case you decided on more park days) without going to an AP. However, at least UK residents can get special 14-day and 21-day tickets - I am unaware if there is an equivalent for Australian guests, but they are generally sold through an alternate channel, and not available at the parks.
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    Re: Ticket question

    Thanks for the info I'll keep researching.

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    Re: Ticket question

    Quote Originally Posted by MamaMayhem View Post
    I also have a ticket question... I'm planning a WDW holiday & I'm travelling from overseas, and I'm hoping to spend 2-3 days at Disneyland and 14ish days at WDW, with at least 7 days at the WDW parks. I have just realised that it might be cheaper to get the Annual Pass rather than a Magic Your Way ticket, but I am having trouble getting info from the Disney website... does the WDW Annual Pass allow you entry into Disneyland too? Or does it offered discounted tickets to Disneyland? If not, it might be cheaper to just get a Magic Your Way ticket at WDW. Extra info is that I'm definitely going to stay on property at WDW, haven't decided about Disneyland yet. Also I'm not sure what time of year I will be travelling, possibly February but if I can tie it in with a conference for work it would be August. Thankyou!
    The annual pass is only good for one resort or the other... as in Disneyland has their own AP and WDW has their own AP they are not interchangeable. However, if you are going for 14 days to WDW, it is definitely cheaper to go for the annual pass, and you get discounts on dining and shopping at certain locations I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikefromBoston View Post
    The annual pass is only good for one resort or the other... as in Disneyland has their own AP and WDW has their own AP they are not interchangeable. However, if you are going for 14 days to WDW, it is definitely cheaper to go for the annual pass, and you get discounts on dining and shopping at certain locations I believe.
    doconeill is right here. There is a Very expensive passport that gets you into both Cali parks and FL parks. Deb on All Ears was just talking about the hassle to renew that particular pass at Epcot coming in the back end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedGabe View Post
    doconeill is right here. There is a Very expensive passport that gets you into both Cali parks and FL parks. Deb on All Ears was just talking about the hassle to renew that particular pass at Epcot coming in the back end.
    They had to escort her up to the front of the park.
    Yup...one of the issues right now getting the Premier Passport is that it can only be done at the FRONT guest relations at the parks and DTD, because each park only has one card printer of the right type. This is only a problem at Epcot because of the International Gateway entrance.

    If it was me (and I'm NOT a CM, but I know a few), I'd give a guest that has a Premier Passport within the renewal window a comp pass to get in so they can get to the front and get it taken care of. I don't know if there is a more specific policy on it though. Then again, you're about to spend a lot of money to renew that pass. You could just purchase the one-day pass, then "upgrade" it to the renewal. Costs the same in the end, just two transactions.
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