Originally Posted by bcla
The valid dates would be right on the ticket, and as far as I've researched it, there is nothing that indicates that they can't be used before the convention/meeting starts as long as that's clearly stated on the ticket. Exactly who is going to be stupid enough to not see that on the ticket and try to enter? If a ticket says "VALID 03/23/13 to 03/30/13", is there any adult here who would actually try using it on March 20? I mean - it seems pretty simple to actually look at a ticket before attempting to use it.
In addition, you really think they're going to confiscate a ticket because someone mistakenly tries to use it a few days before a conference? Everything I've heard about why Disney confiscates or invalidates tickets has to do with fraudulent use and clear violations of policy. It would be due to rented/shared tickets or some CM selling a ticket in violation of the terms which they obtained it. Arriving early and maybe asking if it might be used a day early is hardly what I'd consider fraudulent. Maybe they'll say no, but confiscation would seem to go way beyond any reasonable action.
There were the promotional offer discounted tickets, which were sold starting Nov 20, but weren't valid for first use until Jan 7. You suppose someone makes a mistake and tries using such a ticket on Jan 3, they'll confiscate and invalidate it? That would make no sense from an enforcement standpoint to punish an honest mistake with an action so drastic. They'll just say it's invalid, and to come back on Jan 7 or later.
I wasn't aware the valid dates are printed on the tix. (Ī didn't ask nor did my cm friend mention that) If that's the case then I see and agree with you.
Ps sorry or saying knucklehead
That wasn't nice or needed on my end