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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.

Thanks for the info.

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Old 11-30-2012, 01:36 AM   #3
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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   #4
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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, 08:33 AM   #5
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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   #6
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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, 01:06 PM   #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, 01:20 PM   #8
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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, 04:09 PM   #9
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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, 04:15 PM   #10
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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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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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Doesn't matter. Disneyland, like airlines and the TSA, is not allowed to force a minor to provide ID.
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.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:43 PM   #13
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Doesn't matter. Disneyland, like airlines and the TSA, is not allowed to force a minor to provide ID.
No. Disney is a private company, and they can do anything they want as long as they don't discriminate specifically against a protected class. I have heard of people being questioned about their kids' ages. If a private business specifically asked for ID of every patron, they could. It's not typical that minors in this country have government issued ID (some countries have mandated national IDs for years) so typically businesses don't ask minors for ID. However, a business can make a service contingent on proof of one's identity - even a minor.

And the airlines do have requirements for proof of age for lap infants. The legal requirement is under 2, but different airlines have different requirements for proof of age. Southwest specifically says to bring a government issued birth certificate, but we've made do with a passport card.

I would also note that TSA can't force an adult to carry photo ID. It makes thing more difficult, but I have heard from people who were taken aside to a room to ascertain their identity when they forgot to bring some form of government issued ID.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:19 PM   #14
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I would also note that TSA can't force an adult to carry photo ID. It makes thing more difficult, but I have heard from people who were taken aside to a room to ascertain their identity when they forgot to bring some form of government issued ID.
I forgot my license at home on a trip once. I had to go through extra screening, but since I was the only one at the time, I was actually through security before my DH and kids, who were with the crowd of fools that remembered to bring their IDs.

I agree Disney can do whatever they want. I hope that they don't start asking kids for IDs because the only thing I have for my kids is their passports and I'd really rather not carry them around and, since I can't just put them in my back pocket, worry about losing them.
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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.
My kids are 16 and 12 and we have never been asked to show ID by the TSA in the states.
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