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Old 09-18-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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Adult using non expiring child ticket

My husband (40) has a non-expiring (antique!) child ticket from when he young. Somehow, his parents saved it all these years and have now given it to us. Will this be honored at the park for an adult entry? I understand this can be done for more recently purchased tickets, I'm just wondering what would happen if he shows up attempting to use his non-expiring ticket from the 70's.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:10 PM   #2
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My husband (40) has a non-expiring (antique!) child ticket from when he young. Somehow, his parents saved it all these years and have now given it to us. Will this be honored at the park for an adult entry? I understand this can be done for more recently purchased tickets, I'm just wondering what would happen if he shows up attempting to use his non-expiring ticket from the 70's.
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The non-expiring ticket will be honored however he will have to upgrade to an adult ticket and the difference in price.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
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When in the 70's did they go to a general admission ticket and back then did they expire? I have a book of tickets for individual rides from 1974.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:12 PM   #4
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Info for this scenario can be found in post #8 of the ticket sticky at the top of the Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies forum. Found here...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1452684

to all the newbies. There is a lot of info in the sticky threads. They can answer many questions. They are located at the top of each forum.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:48 PM   #5
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Info for this scenario can be found in post #8 of the ticket sticky at the top of the Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies forum. Found here...

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1452684

to all the newbies. There is a lot of info in the sticky threads. They can answer many questions. They are located at the top of each forum.
Ok I read it can you send my somewhere that can tell me about my old individual ticket book so i don't have to read through all of that
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:34 AM   #6
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I'm going to move this over to the Theme Parks forum. There's several threads about ticket information there.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:40 AM   #7
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1- The non-expiring ticket will be honored

2- however he will have to upgrade to an adult ticket

3- and the difference in price.
1- Correct.

2- Correct.

3- Incorrect.
There will be no additional charge to upgrade the partially-used "child's ticket"
of the SAME INDIVIDUAL (now grown) into an adult ticket for use at the park.
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If the ticket is partially used then the original guest regardless of age can use it up. A CM att he turnstile may or may not send the guest to a ticket booth to have the ticket re-issued; there is no charge for this.

If the child ticket is unused then it can be given to any child of appropriate age but will not be exchanged, unused, at no charge, for an adult ticket.
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When in the 70's did they go to a general admission ticket and back then did they expire? I have a book of tickets for individual rides from 1974.
Disney went to general admission "pay one price" tickets in 1982, when Epcot opened.

You may wish to save the ticket book for your scrapbook rather than use it.

Note that using more than one ticket during one vacation tends to result in a cost per day somewhat higher than buying and using just one ticket for the whole vacation. If you needed to buy a new Magic Your Way ticket of 4 to 9 days for your vacation, intending to also use up the remains of an old ticket, then you save only $11. per day compared with adding more days to the new ticket and not using the old ticket.

A fully unused one day ticket book, complete with a coupon called a 'transportation ticket" on the front, could be exchanged for a one day (special non-upgradable) ticket. They also sold 2-day and 3-day books way back when. If the ticket book was partially used, the remaining individual coupons have trade in values ranging from roughly 20 cents (A-tickets) to about one dollar (E-tickets for the more spectacular rides) each.
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I gues it's just me, but that ticket is worth more as a memory of a childhood trip that its monetary value at the gate.
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I gues it's just me, but that ticket is worth more as a memory of a childhood trip that its monetary value at the gate.
I would keep it too - it's something most people will never even have seen. So besides the memories, it's a pretty rare piece of paper.
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I would keep it too - it's something most people will never even have seen. So besides the memories, it's a pretty rare piece of paper.
Yes it is a great memory with my parents who are both gone it was 1974 and we stayed at the poly. i have one unripped book and two partial used. I was born in 69 and surprisingly remember alot from this trip.
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I gues it's just me, but that ticket is worth more as a memory of a childhood trip that its monetary value at the gate.
that's what i was thinking
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:46 AM   #14
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I would keep it too - it's something most people will never even have seen. So besides the memories, it's a pretty rare piece of paper.
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Yes it is a great memory with my parents who are both gone it was 1974 and we stayed at the poly. i have one unripped book and two partial used. I was born in 69 and surprisingly remember alot from this trip.
Hmmmm... I suppose it depends on how many days remain on it. If it's several days, then that's an awfully expensive souvenir! If you want old tickets as souvenirs, here's a cheaper option: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...ckets&_sacat=0

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