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Disney 5-Day ticket - two different people using it

Old Oct 29th, 2010, 03:59 AM
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University of Oklahoma football games and two years ago World Series, were the sporting events I was refering to. I think I do remember tickets being scanned at NBA games. I haven't been to any NFL games. again, I am not agreeing or suggesting to attempt bending the rules. But, I do fully understand what OP meant. I don't see how it effects Disney and don't see why it should matter. rules are rules, so abide by them.
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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 05:08 AM
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A "for profit" attraction offers individual one day tickets for one price and they offer a two day ticket for one person at a reduced price. If two people each buy a one day ticket on two different days the park gets one amount. If one person buys a discount ticket using it for one day and the second person uses the discounted ticket instead of buying a full price ticket for another day -- you honestly can't understand "how it effects Disney and don't see why it should matter"? Really? You can't see why two admissions at reduced prices is different from two admissions at full price? Especially when thousands of people would do that if they could instead of buying separate full price tickets? Have you considered taking a math course?
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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 05:33 AM
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Also, the way Disney has it structured makes it very easy to overbuy admissions. As other posters may or may not be aware, you get a slight discount for two days, a slightly greater one for three days, and every day after that can be added for just a few dollars. This does two things (three if you count tempting people to break the rules). It discourages single day visits, and encourages people to buy as many days as they could possibly use (which is clear profit if the days are not used, and maximises their exposure to your wallet if they are). Park-hopping and water parks are also extra. I always recommend starting off with the very minimum that you know you'll use, since you can add both days and options to that ticket at the parks, and there is no penalty for doing so.
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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 10:42 AM
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Here's how it affects Disney -- they've figured out how many days most people will use out of a 5-day ticket. If 5 different people could use a 5-day ticket, it's likely all 5 will go (and what's to say you couldn't just hand the ticket to a stranger at the gate, meaning that stranger will now not buy their own ticket?), but if it's limited to the person who bought it, it's likely only 2 or 3 days will be used. The parks have capacity limits, which all have to be factored in. So, I don't like it, but I understand it!
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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 01:31 PM
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We had a young couple in front of us one morning at the entrance stalls who had bought their tickets at one of those roadside places that have the large billboards . . Disney told them it was an unused non-transferable ticket and that they would have to buy a legit one . . I thought they were going to cry.
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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 05:46 PM
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"University of Oklahoma football games and two years ago World Series, were the sporting events I was refering to"

I've been to World Series, NBA finals, Super Bowls, and NCAA sweet sixteen -- and at none could folks share tickets.
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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 06:55 PM
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You can't even share a ticket at a regular season baseball or hockey game --- no in-and-out at Sharks games, and if you leave AT&T even with your ticket you can only get back in with your hand stamped.
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Old Oct 30th, 2010, 10:24 AM
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Maybe this will help. You rent a car for a week at a discount. But you don;t need it for the whole week - so for the final 3 days you sub-rent it to a friend who does need it. That way you each get the better rate. Based on your thinking that would be just fine and none of the business of the car rental agency - since once you have rented the car it's yours to do with as you will.

Now - this may seem ridiculous - but no more ridiculous than two people trying to share the volume discount on a multi-day ticket.
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Old Nov 1st, 2010, 09:58 AM
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Yes, nytraveler. A good comparison, and way better than my original thing about buying a pizza.

But beyond that, clearly Disney is heading off problems by enforcing those rules. Once it was known that multi day tickets could be shared, who would even be so stupid as to buy a one day ticket? People can buy the maximum number of days on multi day tickets and divide the cost with friends -- "I'm going to Disney this week for 2 days. Aren't you going next week? Let's but a 5 day ticket and split the cost."
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Old Nov 1st, 2010, 12:02 PM
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Another thing you can't do at Disney is use two one-day tickets on the same day. As many of you know, the cost of each day goes down as you purchase more days on the ticket. Therefore, you cannot use two days of a ticket on the same day. If you want to go to two parks on the same day, you have to buy a "hopper" for approximately $52. It doesn't matter if you hop one day or ten, the cost is the same. Disney has it all figured out.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2013, 05:58 PM
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As of March 2013, Disneyland has gotten smart! They take your picture the first day you use the pass and they check it each time you enter either Disneyland or California Adventure. There is a person at the entrance who does the photo taking and photo checking and a person who scans your card and checks your hand-stamp (for re-admissions) each time.

The pricing is based on one person per pass, and, now, Disney makes sure it is one person, one pass. Note that you'll need to make sure the right card goes to each person every day. Put your name and cell phone number on each card. (We found several lost passes during our stay -- they got turned into cast members, but I don't know if that really helped those who lost them.)

A number of years ago, I remember eBay having offers of "last two days on a five day pass" and the like. That's all gone!
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Old Mar 23rd, 2013, 06:42 PM
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The OP who posted this and went 2 years ago, went to Dinsey World in FL, not to Disneyland. Disneyland has long had a looser entry and just recently began to take pics for people with multi day passes.
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We have two rather old 2-day passes to Disneyland with only one day used, so old they were issued prior to expirations. I've recently read that they would be honored for their single available day admission, but we're near worthless in "trade-up" value.
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