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Can I Get a Ticket Refund?

by Richard
(Concord, n.c.)

Can I get a refund on old never used annual pass tickets?

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If you have old, unexpired tickets, use them!- Photo by Mike Billck

Dad’s Good and Bad Answer

Richard, I have good news and bad news. The bad new is… Disney doesn’t offer refunds on annual passes. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to activate it, then a year of use till it expires – whether you go for one day or 365 days.

The good news, well, it may not be good news for you – but you never know! Even though a refund is out of the question , depending on how old your annual pass is, it wouldn’t hurt to call and ask if the ticket will still be honored.

Someone else asked…

“I found some vintage ticket coupon books from 1979. Will WDW still honor them for admission or give me a credit towards admission?”


Disney is great about honoring those unused tickets – as long as they don’t expire. You’ll need to check carefully to see if an expiry date was listed, but if not, those tickets are still good to use!

Now, depending on the type of ticket, you may be able to use if as a straight one-for-one trade to gain park admission for the day and really get your money’s worth. It will only allow you into to Magic Kingdom, since that’s the only park that was open in 1979. That will work for the MK Passport or Unlimited Passport tickets.

If you’re talking about one of the 8, 10, or 12 adventure Magic Key tickets, you ‘ll be able to trade those in for face value and put the cost towards a purchase of a new ticket.

Now, here’s something really important to remember: Disney has gotten rid of their No Expire option – so if you are to buy any NEW tickets you’ll need to be careful to use within the allowted time – tickets expire 14 days after you activate them .

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Dad’s Bottom Line

Disney is great about honoring those old tickets, as long as now expiry date was listed. Annual passes are trickier than regular tickets when it comes to expiration dates, but it never hurts to ask. And while you won’t get a refund – isn’t using that old ticket much more fun?

Comments for

Feb 27, 2016 Other things to do…
by: Anonymous

If they’re really old, you might get more money adverising them for sale on eBay – some collectors are really big on older items.

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