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Old 11-30-2012, 12:24 AM   #1
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3 Day park hoppers now have to show ID

At DL and DCA today with a 3 day and ID had to be shown. Names had to be written on the backs with the pen that they provided. Once that was done it was easy. The biggest issue I had was with teenage minors. The teenagers in my group did not have any ID with them. It caused multiple problems throughout the day. Today was day 1, I'm interested to see how the other 2 days go.

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Old 11-30-2012, 01:03 AM   #2
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I had heard they were not requiring minors to show ID.
Knowing how things can and do change, we're bring ID for everyone in our group. Ages 8 to 60.

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:33 AM   #3
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Yeah - we were told to sign our 3-day CityPass PH on our first entry.

The brokers probably wouldn't buy them directly since they typically rent at $85 a day and the 3-days are $250. However, I think they're trying to combat brokers buying an unused last day from people leaving the park and/or people trying to transfer them off to friends to complete an unused day.

As for kids, it is possible to get photo ID just to smooth things over. Not all states issue state IDs for minors (California can issue a California ID to someone of any age) but it is possible to get a passport or passport card. Oe might come in handy if you've got a big 2 YO or almost 10 YO. We actually used a government ID when our kid was flying as a lap child and even used at the airport even though our kid had a paid seat and was clearly not at the age where ID is de facto required.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:59 PM   #4
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My children have never been asked for ID when using park hoppers. Note that DD16 does currently have an AP so her photo does come up on the screen. DD12 did not have to show ID to use her 3 day hopper in August. Nor did we need to prove, nor were we asked to prove our niece was 2, of course she is very vocal and she was telling everyone it was her birthday trip and she was going to be 3 on Sunday. LOL
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:09 PM   #5
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DD12 did not have to show ID to use her 3 day hopper in August.
Disney wasn't cracking down on the ticket ID issue in August so you wouldn't have had the problems people are dealing with now. They started this in late Oct. (the 24th I believe) right before we went.

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:13 PM   #6
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Disney wasn't cracking down on the ticket ID issue in August so you wouldn't have had the problems people are dealing with now. They started this in late Oct. (the 24th I believe) right before we went.
Doesn't matter. Disneyland, like airlines and the TSA, is not allowed to force a minor to provide ID.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:36 AM   #7
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I think they should have an AP express line. All that money we spend they can at least give us that perk. The other day my family got stuck behind a family trying to get in for over 10 minutes just to get the ticket situation fixed!
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:56 AM   #8
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Posters on other boards have said that they had an easier time if the parent/adult goes in first, shows i.d., then tells the CM how many minors behind him/her are in the same group. Having the minors go in first can cause problems when there is no i.d. available.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:06 PM   #9
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I think they should have an AP express line. All that money we spend they can at least give us that perk. The other day my family got stuck behind a family trying to get in for over 10 minutes just to get the ticket situation fixed!
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:20 PM   #10
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Back in 1998 when I made my first trip to DL we had paper tickets and it was done just like this! No problem for me. Really is not the "big" deal everyone seems to make it out to be.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:15 PM   #11
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I'm old enough to remember the value books. No ID, although I'm not sure how they handled youth tickets if there was a question as to age.

Back then - no ID, no park hopping, no multi-day tickets, and no annual passes. You had to hand them an admission ticket (that technically didn't expire) and buy one for each day visited. It actually worked pretty well, although running out of ride coupons meant reaching into your wallet for cash. I don't think I ever went more than one day per trip. I also don't remember the rides being terribly long except maybe for Space Mountain.

I also remember getting my hand stamped to go see Dancing Waters at the Disneyland Hotel. I was worried that the mist from the fountains would wipe off the ink. Again, no ID and we weren't asked to produce our ticket. However, this was after they eliminated the ride coupons and went to you can eat.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:17 AM   #12
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Today we had to show our ID's every time we went into a park with 2 day PH's.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:26 AM   #13
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As the 3 days have gone on the I'd thing is very easy, for the adults. I just have my I'd out when I give them the ticket. They also haven't been checking the hand stamp very often for park hopping. Only about 1 in every 3 times. The signing the ticket in "their" pen was a hassle, especially when we had 1st entered they didn't ask us to but told us "be sure you sign your ticket". Didn't say anything about "their " pen. Most of us had to have the tickets reprinted and signed again.

I just wish they would have put this change of policy on the web site. Because if the 4and 5 day discussions here, I checked the web site before my group left. Nothing was said.

Our biggest issues was with the teenagers, 18 of them. Many didn't bring their school ids with them. If I had know I would have told them to. We got it worked out. But it was a hassle.

The other issue is that not everyone that deals with tickets is aware of the change. Just for fun, I called Disney to ask which tickets required Id. The CM said 4 and 5, I asked specifically if 3 days had to and he told me no. If they are making a change, for the better, it is fine, but communicate that change and have some kind of "grace" period to put it into effect.

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As the 3 days have gone on the I'd thing is very easy, for the adults. I just have my I'd out when I give them the ticket. They also haven't been checking the hand stamp very often for park hopping. Only about 1 in every 3 times. The signing the ticket in "their" pen was a hassle, especially when we had 1st entered they didn't ask us to but told us "be sure you sign your ticket". Didn't say anything about "their " pen. Most of us had to have the tickets reprinted and signed again.

I just wish they would have put this change of policy on the web site. Because if the 4and 5 day discussions here, I checked the web site before my group left. Nothing was said.

Our biggest issues was with the teenagers, 18 of them. Many didn't bring their school ids with them. If I had know I would have told them to. We got it worked out. But it was a hassle.

The other issue is that not everyone that deals with tickets is aware of the change. Just for fun, I called Disney to ask which tickets required Id. The CM said 4 and 5, I asked specifically if 3 days had to and he told me no. If they are making a change, for the better, it is fine, but communicate that change and have some kind of "grace" period to put it into effect.

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I can just say from my experience using a 3-day CityPass PH on Thanksgiving weekend and making a total of five entrances and reentrances, I was asked for ID every single time. I think that's reasonable because spot checks aren't going to work.

I think they're starting to insist on "their pen" now as well as machine printing the names. One of the new tactics of the rental brokers is to have the name written in a dry erase pen that can be wiped and a new name placed. They might even instruct their customers to bring along a disguised dry erase pen, although if I were a CM I could smell one easily.
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Disney wasn't cracking down on the ticket ID issue in August so you wouldn't have had the problems people are dealing with now. They started this in late Oct. (the 24th I believe) right before we went.
They weren't being as strict then but they were absolutely 100% checking, DD and DBF's tickets were printed by the CM a the Toy Story lot with their names on them. DBF's parents, sister, BIL and nephews had to write their names on their tickets as well and everyone was asked for ID at least once, except the kids.

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We have to show ID (passports) for our minor children every time we fly, whether it is a flight in Canada or a flight in the States. I'm not talking just Canada to US flights and vice versa. It's flights within both countries. Perhaps it's more of an airline policy rather than the acutal law though. They've always asked and we've always produced it, no questions asked.

I'd rather not carry our passports to the park and will try gaining entry without them the first day, although my DH and I will of course have our driver's licenses. Hopefully that will be enough.
DD12 & DD16 flew for Thanksgiving, they did not need ID to board the plane or pass through security.

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I know I'm the odd one out, but I think it is about time they do this. And everyone should have photo ID past the age of 12. Schools give out IDs these days, it isn't hard. My 9 year old has one. It is totally reasonable for Disney to want to confirm ages of groups and whatnot. Too much abuse has brought us to this point. I hope this will stop it!
Not all schools provide ID for kids, and I don't let my kids take their school ID's with them to DL. If they get lost I have to pay $25 each to replace them. If they start asking kids for ID then I think that is unreasonable.

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I can just say from my experience using a 3-day CityPass PH on Thanksgiving weekend and making a total of five entrances and reentrances, I was asked for ID every single time. I think that's reasonable because spot checks aren't going to work.

I think they're starting to insist on "their pen" now as well as machine printing the names. One of the new tactics of the rental brokers is to have the name written in a dry erase pen that can be wiped and a new name placed. They might even instruct their customers to bring along a disguised dry erase pen, although if I were a CM I could smell one easily.
I could smell the ink from a dry erase marker as well. Really sucks that the ticket brokers were doing that type of thing. Well, sucks for those who are honest.
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