Can I use old Disney World Tickets?

Can I use old Disney World Tickets?

I want to know if we can use some old Disney World Tickets? I have 3 Four Day Super Passes that I purchased on our last trip to Disney (approximately 9 years ago). We only used 3 of the 4 days on the 4 day pass, and I recall being told that we could use the final day on the pass during our next trip to Disney. Is this true, or did I dream this?

Dad's dreams come true Answer

Disney tickets never expire. That used to be a big selling point with the Super Passes. Buy them today and use them anytime in the future.

Can you use those old Disney World Tickets in this new fangled century? Yep, you sure can, with a couple of restrictions. Old Disney World tickets are only good in the parks that were available when the ticket was sold. So, for example, your Super Passes were probably sold before Animal Kingdom opened so they wouldn't be good at Animal Kingdom but they would be good at the Magic Kingdom.

You will have to trade your paper tickets for the new credit card like tickets, but that's a good thing because the new tickets are used at FastPass machines and the old paper tickets don't work there.

Dad's Bottom Line

You might have been dreaming but at Disney World - dreams do come true.

Dad's little rant

In 2005 Disney modernized their ticket process. Like the old ride Carousel of Progress, Disney Tickets were progressing. However, now tickets expire 14 days after you first use them. Those old tickets never expired. Yep, that's progress.

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May 03, 2017
Linking old tickets for fast pass?
by: Anonymous

My husband has an old ticket from 2003, park hopper with 3 days left. My Disney Experience website won't recognize the ticket. Any way we can book fast passes in advance with this ticket? We emailed Disney and all they told us was the amount of days left on the ticket.

Dad Answers

My guess is you can't link that ticket. You will have to exchange it for a current ticket before you will be able to make FastPass+ reservations.

May 03, 2017
Florida Resident Season Passes
by: Anonymous

My entire family got Florida resident season passes from AAA Christmas 2010. My dad never Took the voucher to the ticket window to get his actual pass. Could my mother now go take that to the ticket window and get a pass for herself instead?

Dad Answers

I would certainly give it a try. The worst thing they can say is no. My guess is they'll fix you up.

Apr 27, 2017
old ticket information
by: Anonymous

I have 2- 5 day park hopper tickets dated 1998 and 2-4 day park Hopper Tickets dated 2000.
The 1998 tickets have one hole punched in them
The 2000 tickets have a #2 hand written on them.
Can you tell me what that means. The value of the 1998 tickets is $179.56 + tax ea.
The value of the 2000 tickets is $169.00 each

Apr 26, 2017
Comment about last question I asked
by: Rob Van Dam

Thanks for the quick reply. I have 5-A tickets.......14-B tickets........8-C tickets........25-D tickets........& 20-E tickets....So your saying I would get approx $44.75 in credit for all the tickets?....Is it worth trying eBay with them? Or is that a fair trade in? I thought I would at least get about double that from Disney...Thanks again for your fast reply!!

Dad's Answer

Yes, that sounds about right. I think I would try eBay first.

Apr 26, 2017
Alot of A,B,C,D,&E tickets
by: Rob Van Dam

Hi there, Its 4:20 PM here, i just found in an old box that was in my closet with a load of Disney World Tickets.. A,B,C,D and E..There is no date but they look from mid to late 1970s how can i find out what each ticket is worth in credit towards a new ticket? thanks for your time RVD

Dad Answers

Rob,

Disney will give you the value of the ticket at the time it was purchased. How much is that? Here's what individual tickets cost in 1972 through 1982 when the ticket were phased out -

  • A Ticket - $0.10
  • B Ticket - $0.25
  • C Ticket - $0.50
  • D Ticket - $0.75
  • E Ticket - $0.90

    Full ticket books are worth around $5.

    You might check. Selling them on eBay might make you more money.

  • Apr 23, 2017
    Checking Old Tickets
    by: Anonymous

    Just an FYI, you can check old tickets by emailing Disney at ticket.usage@disneyworld.com

    My question is if I have old tickets with 2 days left without expiration dates from 2003 and I use them now. Will I have to use both days within the 14 day period or can I use 1 and save 1?

    Apr 09, 2017
    Old tickets
    by: Michael

    Hi , I have some old tickets from 1998 I'm not sure if I have any days left on them is their any way to check on this?

    Dad's Answer

    Only at a ticket window at Walt Disney World.

    Apr 06, 2017
    Expires date on Disney ticket
    by: Niceb

    My purchased Disney tickets have date of Sept 2016 are they valid to use in May 2017.

    Dad's Answer

    There are two possible answers here. This sounds crazy, but it could be yes and it could be no. It depends. Have you activated the tickets? Have they been used at the parks?

    If they have been activated, used at the parks, then the answer is no they won't be valid unless you purchased the never expire option and they still have days available. They expire 14 days after first use.

    Here's the direct quote from the Walt Disney World website - "Walt Disney World Resort continues to honor all unexpired theme park tickets with remaining admission days."

    Mar 25, 2017
    14-day ticket expiration
    by: Steven

    The folks at Disney Ticket Inquiries are about equally divided regarding the meaning of Disney's 14-day expiration policy. Do multi-day tickets expire 14 days after their first day of use (so if I first used a ticket on April 1, it would be good for fourteen more days, which would be April 15) or 14 days including their first day of use?

    The wording is actually different on My Disney Experience depending on which FAQ you check. Does anyone have the categorical answer to this? And, should the longer-expiration opinion turn out to be wrong, would Guest Relations be likely to add on that extra final day if I present them with print-outs of information which contradicted the actual policy?

    Mar 15, 2017
    used ticket in 2004 and 2007 but still have time ?
    by: Anonymous

    I purchase tickets in 2004 5 days hopper pass. use some in and more in 2007 but still have some left the ticket says 2007 after they issue the remaining days will I still be able to use the rest.

    Dad's Answer

    Yes, you can still exchange the for the number of days left on the ticket. No problem.

    Mar 09, 2017
    Tickets from 2005
    by: TEE

    I have barcoded parkhopper tickets from 2005 that were given to my family after Disney messed up our vacation. They have my step dad's last name on them which is different than mine. Will I have any problem with exchanging two of them for today's tickets? I have the original apology letter that the tickets were sent with also. Thanks!

    Dad's Answer

    TEE, it might be a problem. I would take the ticket and the letter to a ticket window or the concierge desk at your hotel (if it's Disney) and see what they say. The worst thing would be they say no.

    Mar 05, 2017
    Old tickets
    by: Ashley

    These don't have a name. They just say Guest or Child. I think my mom said they are paper. But I'll have to see when I get them.

    Mar 04, 2017
    Old Disney ticket
    by: Ashley

    I have 3 adult and 1 child park hopper passes with one day left on them from 2000 that my parents are giving me. One of them was my ticket as a teen.They do have the magnetic strip. Do you think if I show at Disney with my kids now...would i be able to use them without my parents there?

    Dad's Answer

    Ashley, that might be a little problematic. If I remember right, the plastic tickets had a name on them. If the names on the tickets don't match the names on your ID they won't exchange the ticket.

    There isn't any problem with the finger reader because that didn't start until 2005ish.

    Feb 23, 2017
    1997 4 day them park hopper
    by: Mr. Key

    I have 2 days left on these passes...Is there a Disney number I can call to check to see which parks I can go to.. and do they include the water parks ..the date on them are 3/13/97 any input would be great.. and can they be used by myself and another guest I bring with me.. not the same guest from 1997.

    Thank You Mr.Key

    Dad's Answer

    You should be able to use it at any park other than Animal Kingdom (it didn't open until 1998). Since they are paper tickets anyone can use them. There aren't any records of who bought them.

    Nov 26, 2016
    Military park hopper from 2003
    by: Amy

    My friend is offering me a military park hopper pass from 2003. It has one day left on it. I am not military. Can I use it?

    Dad's Answer

    The "official" answer is no. All Disney tickets are only to be used by the purchaser.

    The "real" answer is, maybe. I don't remember exactly what the 2003 tickets looked like. Is there a name on it? If so, you might be challenged to produce an ID. Especially since it's a military ticket.

    Nov 17, 2016
    Disney World 2001 Passes
    by: Anonymous

    Hi there,
    my parents have 2, 3 day passes with them (with barcode swipe) from 2001. But my parents can't use them anymore and my husband and I are planning on going soon. in the signature section there is no name on there but not sure if it was assigned in the past. Would we be able to use it or do they check the names on it?

    Dad Answers

    Here's what I would do. I'd take them to a Disney ticket booth and ask to exchange them for new tickets. EXCHANGE, not use them to upgrade.

    What's the worst that can happen? Disney asks you for ID and you have to say they were your parents tickets who tragically died in a plane crash or some crazy story (don't do that, just tell them the truth if they ask). The worst they can say is no.

    Oct 02, 2016
    Guest 5-Day Passes
    by: Anonymous

    My Mother bought 6, 5-day passes with Park Hopper options back in 2002, there are 2 days left on them. She recently gave them to me and told me to use. There are no names on them as they each state "Guest". They were bought from a Disney store in Wisconsin and she states they did not take any finger prints or did not ask for names for each card. Could I exchange these for 2, Two day tickets at Guest relations or do they know who bought them?

    Dad Answers

    Yes, go to guest relations and exchange them. Disney won't care who bought them, just don't mention it.

    Sep 21, 2016
    1988 tickets for the Magic Kingdom
    by: Rosemary Simpson

    I have 1 Adult 3 day pass with 1 day left on it and 2 children's with 1 day left. Does this mean that I could take my grandchildren for the Day and not have to pay. I do recall t hat I was told they would be honored anytime. I never thought that 28 years ago I would still have them but I found them in my jewelry box.

    Dad's Answer

    Rosemary, yes, you will be able to use them. Just take them to one of the ticket windows and trade them in. Just trade them in for a one day entry. Don't try to upgrade them to multi day tickets (Disney only credits you original value which won't be worth much.)

    Wish I could find something like that in Mrs. Mom's jewelry box.

    Mar 15, 2016
    Magic KeyCoupons
    by: Rebecca

    My mom and I were cleaning out all her old stuff and found a booklet that has three Magic Key Coupons in it. Is this anything worth trade in value for today's tickets?

    Dad's Answer

    Rebecca, Disney will give you face value for the coupons which isn't very much. You can't trade them in for anything because they aren't for admission. Your best bet is to sell them to collectors on eBay or something.

    Mar 14, 2016
    Commemorative tickets from 1982
    by: HPA

    Any experiences with Commemorative tickets from 1982? Do I need to change them for entrance tickets at the park or can I change them in advance to avoid lines? And can i combine it with fast passes?

    Dad's Answer

    You should exchange them (at either a Disney ticket booth or at the concierge service at a Disney Hotel for park admission. Don't ask for credit for a new ticket (Disney will only give you the price you paid for them for a credit), just exchange them for the same number of day tickets.

    Jan 21, 2016
    Giving tickets to family
    by: Anonymous

    I have tickets from 2003 (with magnetic strip) that still have 2 days on them. Is there a way for them to know that I purchased them?
    I'd like to give them to my sister since her children are young enough to go. My boys think they are too old for anything Disney.
    Thanks for your advise. :)

    Dad answers

    Yes, they do. When you activated those tickets you gave a fingerprint. Disney still will probably have those on file. They started that around 1997 or so.

    Jan 16, 2016
    1991 disney tickets
    by: Anonymous

    Is my tickets still good am planning take my grandson to Disney in 2017.

    Dad answers

    Probably. You'll have to take it to a ticket window at WDW to be sure. Be sure to trade them in for the same number of days tickets.

    Sep 05, 2015
    days left
    by: Anonymous

    How can I find out if there are any days left on old disney tickets purchased in 1998 and 2000.

    Dad Answers

    About the only way is to take them to a ticket window at WDW and have them checked.

    Aug 25, 2015
    Old photo pass
    by: Anonymous

    I have a 1 day photo pass left for Disney World from 20-25 yrs ago. Can I go to Epcot now?

    Dad Answers

    I assume you mean park pass, but the answer is yes, you can get a 1 day pass into Epcot.

    Take it to a ticket booth, and exchange it for a 1 day ticket. Don't use it to upgrade to a different ticket, just ask for a 1 day ticket.

    Jul 25, 2015
    disney land pass
    by: jess

    hi i have a eticket what got used on the 22nd july 15 but it says can be used up till next year does this mean i can still use it even tho it got scaned on the day I visited the park

    Dad's Answer

    Jess, if I understand you correctly, you got a ticket that you used already. If it's a one day ticket then you've already used it and you won't be able to use it again. If it's a multi-day ticket and you activated it, you have 14 days to use all the days on the ticket.

    The one year means you have one year from purchase to activate it. You don't have to use it immediately. Once you've used the days on the ticket it can't be reused.

    Apr 25, 2015
    kids are now older
    by: Anonymous

    I have 4 park hopper passes from 2004 that have extra days on them. However, 2 of my kids were on 3-9 yr old passes and they are of course now in the 10+ category. Can we still use those passes for them? do we have to pay an upgrade fee?

    Dad's Answer

    You can upgrade the child ticket to an adult ticket (the "kids" will need an adult ticket). You will have to pay for the difference between the purchase price of the ticket and the current adult ticket cost. There is no extra fee for upgrading Disney tickets.

    Mar 31, 2015
    old tickets spouce has passed away
    by: Anonymous

    hello about 10-13 years ago i purchased two 5 day passes with no expiration date. My husband has sinced passed away. I was told that i could get them put into my name now. Can you tell me how to go about this please.

    Dad Answers

    You'll need to talk to the Disney Customer Service Department. If you are at the parks, go to any ticket booth and they will be able to help you out. You can also go here https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/help/tickets/ and talk to someone.

    Mar 08, 2015
    1987 15th birthday free ticket
    by: Anonymous

    I found a winning prize free ticket in my moms papers from the 1987 15th birthday celebration. How do I know if it is still valid. My mom can't remember if it was used or not. And if it is valid how do I redeem said free ticket?

    Dad Answers

    The best way to check is next time you are at WDW take it to a ticket window and have them check it. If it is, don't use it for an upgrade, get a comparable number of days entry.

    Feb 21, 2015
    Exchange certificte
    by: Anonymous

    I purchased two florida resident exchange certificates to be exchanged for park hopper passes. We moved and never were able to use them. We have not returned and live in Florida, have the exchange certificates. Are they good and how to use them?

    Dad's Answer

    This is one you'll have to ask Disney. Their phone number is (407) 939-7523.

    Feb 08, 2015
    link to email check on tickets, and can not upgrade vintage
    by: Mrs. Renita Henderson

    Vintage tickets are still good if days left. They exchange them for the new tickets with the magnetic strip.

    If you have tickets with windows that need to be stamped, then you have to count how many times stamped, as some stamped the ticket crooked, and or in another day window.

    To check other tickets you email a copy of the front and the back of you tickets and a copy of a photo id to : ticket.usage@disneyworld.com . They will email you back in a few days.

    Jan 19, 2015
    How do I check how many days are left on the tickets
    by: T Izzo

    I need to know how to find out how many days I have left on the 5 day world hopper passes. They were bought in the 90's forgot I had them. They are the old paper tickets, No Serial Number, No Exp date as far as I can tell.
    Looking for some help, would like to surprise my daughter with a trip and if I find out before I go at least I'd know. Don't want to go and get shut out at the door.

    Thanks!!

    Dad's Answer

    You're old paper tickets are still good. You should be able to look at the front of the ticket and see ho many days are left on the ticket. The dates they were used should be stamped on the front of the ticket and if there are days left there should be empty spaces.

    You are correct, those do not have expiration dates. DO NOT trade those in for upgraded tickets. If you upgrade them they only give you credit for the cost. You an use the days left available on the tickets.

    Dec 22, 2014
    4 Day Park Hopper from 1995
    by: Anonymous

    Hi. I have a 4 Day Park Hopper paper ticket from 1995, which has one day left. I called Disney and they said they would honor it. Do they allow a fast pass to be created for it online or do I need to do that at Guest Services in the park?

    Thanks!

    Dad's Answer

    You'll have to do it through Guest Services.

    Dec 02, 2014
    1993 use anytime passes
    by: Anonymous

    I found two partially used WDW use any time passes in my mothers files (she passed away in 1994 so I can't ask her about them). They say the admission has to be used by the same person but I don't know whose they were. My parents and my 4 siblings went to WDW in 1993 but there's no name on the tickets. Will I be able to use them? Would they be good anywhere other than Magic Kingdom?

    Dad Answers

    Those will probably be good in the Magic Kingdom or Epcot and maybe Hollywood Studios. It was around that time that Disney put a ban on old tickets being used a the new parks.

    There is no way for Disney to know who the ticket was for, so they would be good. Don't exchange them for new tickets (they only give the purchase price). Take them to Guest Services and say you admission to the parks for the days left on the tickets.

    Oct 12, 2014
    Tickets
    by: Mike

    Reading your comments on selling unused tickets back in the 1950 to collectors,as you thought they would be worth more.

    I have tickets 2 adults and 2 children hooper tickets with one day left on them.

    These were bought in 1997 the 25th anniversary
    Are these worth more to a collector?

    Thanks

    Dad Answers

    That one I'm not so sure about. The actual value of the 50's tickets is about $5. Your tickets have a value today of around $100. I don't know if there is any collector value in 25th anniversary tickets.

    May 26, 2014
    Old tickets from the 50s
    by: JesustheLionofJudah

    Hi, will DisneyLAND honor my 3 tickets from the 50s which have no exp date and are full admission tickets? In other words, if I show up at the gate with my family and these tickets, will they let us into Disneyland for the day at no additional charge?

    Dad's Answer

    You might check and see if you can sell them. Some of those kind of tickets are very collectible and will bring a nice price.

    I do think Disney might honor the tickets with one day entrance. They do honor all valid entry tickets from any date. If they are the A,B,C,D,E type tickets, Disney will give you the face value. Those are definitely worth more to sell as collectors items.

    It doesn't hurt anything to give it a try.

    Apr 18, 2014
    used my 1995 tickets
    by: Mary

    Amazing !!
    Disneyworld Guest services honoured my Park Hopper tickets from 1995.
    You've got to love Disney when they treat you like that.
    They are so organized too. They had a copy of all the old paper tickets filed away in photo albums. They gave me full credit for unused days on 5 tickets which probably saved me $500. A good reason to always buy tickets with no expiry date (and then know where you filed them)

    Feb 16, 2014
    2008 tickets
    by: Anonymous

    Will i have to upgrade them since they are old ill

    Ask at the front desk of your hotel or at one of the ticket booths, but you should be able to use them as is. DO NOT try to apply them to an upgrade.

    Feb 16, 2014
    hopper tickets 2008
    by: Anonymous

    Hi I brought tickets in 2008 never used. They where hooper passes can I still use them.

    Dad's Answer


    If they were never used at all, they will still be good. If they were activated, they will probably be expired unless you purchased the never expire option.

    Dec 02, 2013
    Process for using old ticket
    by: Ed

    How do I use my old Park Hopper pass. Do I need to go to the ticket booth first to exchange for a new ticket (I have 1 day left) or Can I go straight through? the park hopper is Mag Stripe paper card. I did verify through Disney that there is one day left...

    Dad's Answer

    Take it to the ticket counter and ask them how to use it.

    Jun 26, 2013
    old tickets
    by: Anonymous

    Can adult tickets perchased more than 15years ago be used by an adult other than the original person it was perchased for? Are they transferable to new spose???

    It depends if they were activated using the biometric scan (the finger thing). That's about the time Disney implemented the finger scan. Go to guest services, and tell them your story. The worst thing they can say is no.


    Jun 02, 2013
    1981 two day childrens pass
    by: Anonymous

    hi there, i have a two day childrens pass that i used for 1 day as a kid in 1981. Can i use this pass as an adult now or give it to my child to use.

    Dad's Answer

    It will have to be used as a children's pass.

    May 02, 2013
    Old ticket book from 1978
    by: Anonymous

    I have an absolutely complete WDW ticket book from 1978, admission, transportation and 10 "magic key coupons"(good for a through e attractions). Never used. Can I even trade for a current admission to WDW?

    Dad's Answer

    You'd probably make more selling it on eBay or Craigslist. Disney only gives the original value for old tickets on a new ticket. That book probably cost $5 or so. If it's in good condition a collector would probably give you more than that.

    Aug 21, 2012
    FL Res Ticket but not a FL res anymore
    by: Anonymous

    I have a one park FL res ticket from 15 yrs ago and no I am not a FL res. Any chance I can still use it?

    Dad's Answer

    If you were a Florida resident when you purchased the ticket is should work. I'd suggest you call Disney and ask. Here's the phone number - (407) 939-1289.

    Aug 16, 2012
    1978 Disney World tickets still useable
    by: Anonymous

    I have an incomplete book of tickets left from 1978 the last time I was at WDW can they be used?

    Dad's Answer

    Not really. They can be traded for a current ticket, but you will only get the original value (not very much). You might get more selling them on Ebay.

    Jul 28, 2012
    old ticket use
    by: kris

    2 part question:

    Is there an up charge on the tickets - when you use them ( charging the difference between prices of then & now) and

    Can you pay an up charge to have the more current parks added ?

    Dad's 2 part answer



    First, there is no extra charge for using them. If you were to upgrade them, you would have to pay the difference, but you can use old tickets anytime.

    If you have really old tickets, you will have to upgrade them to include the newer parks.

    Mar 18, 2012
    tickets
    by: Denise

    Can we use old tickets for the water parks as well, or are water park tickets different from theme park tickets?

    Dad's Answer

    If you still have a usable ticket, Disney will honor them. The reason I say usable, some of the old water park tickets expired 14 days after 1st use.

    Mar 10, 2012
    ONE more questions
    by: Anonymous

    Hey it kind of helped but i was stil puzzled so lets say i have tickets from 2007 and its 2012 do you think we could still get into disney with these tickets?

    Dad's Answer


    Yes, you can. If you have a park hopper from 2007 that has 3 days on it, you can get into the parks for 3 days. Simple.

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