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Disney 5-Day ticket - two different people using it

Old Oct 20th, 2010, 11:13 AM
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Disney 5-Day ticket - two different people using it

Is it possible for one person to use it the first half (days 1-3) and then a different family member to use it the other half (days 4-5)? I know that they have biometric readers, but don't know how strict they have become lately. In other parks, when the biometric readers were incorrect, they would just reset it.
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Old Oct 20th, 2010, 11:21 AM
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Does this answer your question?

http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq...#/subCategory3

Are tickets transferable? Can I give them to someone else to use the remaining days?

Please note that all Magic Your Way Tickets are nontransferable and must be used by the same person on any and all days. The person who uses the ticket for the very first time must use the ticket for its entirety. Any tickets that are transferred are in violation of this restriction and are invalid for admission
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Old Oct 20th, 2010, 11:21 AM
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This is just our own recent experience at DisneyWorld. After waiting on line, we finally almost made it to the entrance when the people just ahead of us tried to do as you described. After what seemed like 10-15 minutes of argueing, they gave up. Last I saw, they were walking back to the ticket booth or customer service.
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Old Oct 20th, 2010, 11:39 AM
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Were their kids wearing designer T-shirts?
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Old Oct 20th, 2010, 12:15 PM
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Nope, and their English wasn't very good either. I think they were from India. I imagine none of that helped.
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Old Oct 20th, 2010, 01:15 PM
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The tickets are nontransferable. You agree to those terms when you buy the tickets.
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Old Oct 20th, 2010, 01:26 PM
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and i have seen them be very very picky about it
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Old Oct 20th, 2010, 02:23 PM
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Picky? As in when you bought the ticket you made a contract and they're holding you to it?
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Old Oct 21st, 2010, 09:42 AM
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Disney's strict....and they're not stupid. I wouldnt risk it unless you are looking for a fight with them...Plus their security is very tight so it would be almost impossible to try to pull a fast one on them.
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Old Oct 21st, 2010, 10:09 AM
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Whatever happened to doing the right thing...just because it's the right thing?
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Old Oct 21st, 2010, 11:44 AM
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starrs- i couldnt agree with you anymore.
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Old Oct 21st, 2010, 12:28 PM
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Not to beat a dead horse, but you cannot give it to anyone else, not even a family member. The odds of getting caught are good, and would be embarassing. If you are staying on property, everyone on the same booking must have the same package anyway. This is the kind of thing that seems like it should be all right, but really isn't, even in the same family. I know it's expensive, I know that Disney is kind of rigid, and I know that the way they structure their tickets makes it tempting to do this, but it is always better to respect the rules. Get the tickets you actually need for everyone, enjoy the parks together, and have a good time.

There is a regular business in Orlando of buying and reselling partially used tickets (or sometimes counterfeit or expired tickets). At the beginning of our last trip we were in a gift-shop on I-Drive and were offered cash for any remaining days on our tickets. Needless to say, we did not take them up on it, since this is not only counter to the laws of Disney, but I believe to those of the state of Florida as well.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2010, 02:13 PM
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A scan of your fingerprint is taken as you use the ticket the first time. Then it is required each time you enter the park.
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Old Oct 28th, 2010, 08:36 AM
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Let's compare this to another situation. A restaurant offers a pizza for a set price, and if the person wants a second one it is half price. Should the restaurant allow a different person to buy the "second one" for half price? Would anyone expect them to offer that? Of course not. Why wouldn't Disney's policy be rigid, that a multi day pass (bought at discount from individual day tickets), would have to be used by the same person?
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Old Oct 28th, 2010, 11:51 AM
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Because If I bought the pizza and wanted to give you a piece to eat, then I could. The point is, the tickets are bought and paid for. A person should be able to do what they want to with them. I am not suggesting to do this. I abide by the rules. I am saying, I don't like Disney's Policy on this. The tickets used to not ever expire. I don't know if that is still the case or not. I find the park hopper pass to be easier to use anyway. This way I can go to say Magic Kingdom part of the day and then to a water park in the afternoon. Then maybe finish the evening at Epcot.

Newwavetravel, We thought it was "worth it" 4 times in the last 15 years. We did it expensive(Grand Floridian) and less expensive(stayed outside the park). The two other times were spent and Polynesian and at Port Orleans. I find, you get what you pay for. Have done the cruise twice and enjoyed it as well.
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Old Oct 28th, 2010, 01:59 PM
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Huh, Spiro? You make no sense with the idea that a person should be able to do anything he wants with the tickets after he buys them. If they sell ONE person a ticket to return to the park a second day for a reduced price (which is what a multi-day ticket is) why on earth, should two people be able to use it. The ticket is sold as a ONE person ticket, why on earth would you suggest that two people should be able to use it? Next you'll be saying if a person buys a ticket for one park, then he should be able to go to all three parks if he wants. No, those tickets are more expensive. Just like two individual one day tickets are more expensive.
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Old Oct 28th, 2010, 03:11 PM
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My point is-- You buy something and Disney tells you how to use it. If I buy two pizzas, Pizza Hut doesn't tell me I can't give the second pizza to my neighbor when I get home.
I fully get the OP's thought process. For instance, Don't you think that Arby's 5 for $5.00 deal- most of the time has more than one person eating the order? I have actually seen people in line at Arbys(that don't know each other)split it between themselves. I don't see what it matters to Disney anyway. I actually think they would make more money if they allowed it. Here's how. If I go to Disneyworld for 3 days, most likely I will buy a few souveniers. If they then allowed someone else to go for the last two days, probably more souveniers. Perhaps even more on food(per day spent).
I have seen people at sporting events sit through half a game and then a friend or family member sit through the last half.

Then I got to thinking about a season pass. I don't think anyone, but one person should be allowed to use a season pass. I guess that a 5 day pass isn't much different. So perhaps my thought process is wrong.
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Old Oct 28th, 2010, 03:12 PM
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Maybe I should just go to Disneyworld and order a pizza. lol
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Old Oct 28th, 2010, 06:06 PM
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spirobulldog: "I have seen people at sporting events sit through half a game and then a friend or family member sit through the last half."

Not so - Not at least at any professional game I've attended. You can't leave an NBA or NFL game at half-time and then let someone else enter on the same ticket

And ESPECIALLY not in the last few years when tickets are scanned on entry. Two people can't use the same ticket.
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Old Oct 28th, 2010, 06:38 PM
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Spiro, I apologize. My pizza reference was totally bad. But we aren't talking about buying "anything" and then giving it away. We are talking about buying a ticket that specifically says "one person for two (or more) days". What would be the point of offering such a ticket if you weren't going to restrict it to that? While we're at it, surely you must think that if you buy a two day pass, then two people should probably be able to use it on the same day just like two people on different days, right? After all, you should be able to use it any way you want, right?

You did say one very smart thing though -- "perhaps my thought process is wrong". Yes. It is.
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