Please tell me about passes

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by Merandab4, May 22, 2010.

  1. Merandab4

    Merandab4 DIS Veteran

    Feb 9, 2004
    Hi there,
    My mom and I are taking our very first vacations with just the two of us. We will be going on a cruise and one of the ports of call is cape canaveral. We have the option to go to Disney world that day, but to buy the Disney package through the cruise line is so very expensive ( of course they are trying to make a profit). I figured it would be cheaper to buy the transportation only and then get a Disney park ticket on my own.

    Since everything seems to be so expensive, I've been looking for a way to get discount park tickets. I only need 2 adult tickets ( one park, one day, no park hopping needed).

    I've looked on and other similar sites, but it doesn't seem to be much of a discount. ( especialy just for one day tickets)

    I found a few on e-bay, but do you think I can trust them. Back in 2005 I went to Disney and they were starting the whole finger print thing with the tickets. Is Disney still doing that? What if I buy a ticket from someone on e-bay, will it have their name on it. Some say they were never used or activated. Does that mean that anyone can then use it?

    Please help. Like anyone, I would like to save some money, but I don't want to get scammed.

    (Also, some ticket on e-bay look like the regular paper park tickets, and some look like the key card you would use at your resort. Something tells me I should stay away from the resort key looking passes.)

    Thank you for any help you can provide.
  2. Poohbug

    Poohbug Sherlocked

    Oct 26, 2006
    It's too bad you didn't get a GAD ticket-it would have been perfect.

    I would not ever buy WDW tickets off of Ebay. These ticket are partially used and once they are used-they are not transferrable. Is there a chance you can get into the park with them-yes. There is also the chance that the ticket is no good or that the fingerscan will trigger an inquiry. Then you have no ticket. Even paper tickets can be partially used.

    You can buy discount tickets from legitimate ticket brokers. The discount is minimal but the tickets are good.
  3. Cheshire Figment

    Cheshire Figment <font color=red><marquee behavior=alternate>Friend

    Jan 12, 2001
    Unfortunately Disney does not discount one or two day passes. And the resellers actually charge a premium over the gate price for the one or two day tickets.

    If you buy a ticket on eBay, Craigslist or some of the kiosks on US192 or International drive you really have no way of knowing what you are getting. There is absolutely no way, by looking at a ticket, to see what is actually on it. The only way you can tell if a ticket is valid is to have it scanned at a WDW Ticket Window or Guest Relations Office or Resort Lobby Concierge.

    So your best (and safest) choice is just get it at the Park gate.
  4. BrettS

    BrettS DIS Veteran

    May 23, 2008
    Unfortunately, as you discovered, there is no such thing as a discounted one day ticket. Additionally, one day tickets are quite expensive.

    The only way you can effectively get a discount is to get a 10 day no expiration ticket. It's a big outlay at first ($481.38, including tax), and it's only worth it if you'll be back for more trips in the future to use the remaining 9 days, but $481.38 for 10 days works out to just $48.14 per day... much better than the $84.14 you'd pay for a 1 day ticket.

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