A couple of Disney World Ticket questions
by Dan and Anonymous
(San Antonio, TX)
I got a couple of Disney World Ticket questions and I thought I'd answer them at the same time. Here's the first from Dan in San Antonio
What do you think about using Undercover Tourist for WDW tickets?
Are they legal and reliable?
Dad's oh yes they are Answer
I rant all the time about unscrupulous Disney World Ticket sellers. They just make me mad. It seems every year another story pops up about people getting scammed by criminals selling them tickets to Disney World. It's a crime. Literally!
Here's Dad's latest story about Disney World Ticket scams
. It just tears you up to read some of this stuff. You can't be too careful.
BUT, and I want to be very, very clear here. That's not the case with Undercover Tourist. In fact, Undercover Tourist is a great ticket agency. I'm so comfortable with them that I have written several articles for their blog. I don't do that for just anyone. Here, check this article about the best time to visit Disney World out
. Pretty good isn't it?
You will save money on tickets if you purchase from Undercover Tourist and you can trust them. They are authorized by Disney to resell Disney tickets (Universal tickets too). This one is not a scam.
The second question came from Anonymous. Check it out,
Its been a while since me and my family have visited the U.S and Disney, we have been on 3 previous occasions, the last time was 2004. We are now planning to go back next year as a final family holiday.
My question is about the tickets, we have old tickets that we used when we were last there, some date back to 1998, we know they still had days on them, and they were life tickets. But I am un-sure if they will accept them, is it better to buy new tickets or will the old ones still work?
Classic Disney World Ticket Prices - Photo by Peter Dutton
Dad's bring them on Answer
One thing Disney is very good about is honoring old tickets. In fact, if you have the old ticket books with the A, B, C, D and E ride tickets Disney will actually give you face value for those when you trade them in for new tickets. (You could get a lot more by selling them on eBay, but the point is Disney still honors them.)
So yes, your old tickets will still be honored by Disney. Bring them and use them. Depending on when they were purchased, they might not be good at Animal Kingdom or Disney Hollywood Studios, but they will be good at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Take them to the ticket booth and they will exchange them for a one day ticket. (You'll have to do this every day that's left on the tickets.)
Dad's Bottom Line
Here's what we learned today. Undercover Tourist is a Disney certified ticket broker and can be trusted with your ticket needs. Also, Disney is great about honoring "classic" tickets. Bring them and use them.