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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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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