[QUOTE=finboy;1037409]ok so our neighbor had 6, 4 day park hopper tickets from 2003 and he gave them to us with one day left. my mom called disney and they said the people that bought them have to use them, but then she called another number at disney and they said we would just slide them and no ID was needed.
well four of the tickets are for 3-9 year olds, my brother said my mom can just upgrade them for free at the park and we can use them.
im just really scared we are gonna get down there and they wont work.[/QUOTE]
Tickets from 2003 can be used by anyone because the Ticket Tag (finger scan) system was not put into place until January 2, 2005. Yes, I know that Disney tickets are non-transferable, but since these old tickets can’t be identified to an exact individual, I can’t be worried about preaching that anyone should follow that rule.
However, morals aside, there’s a problem with the idea of the free upgrade of the child tickets to adult tickets. Unless you have teenagers, it won’t work. Disney won’t allow it.
Please try to follow this, it’s gonna be complicated … :eek:
We know that Disney says it’s tickets are non-transferable, that it can’t be used by anyone else. They mean it. So here you have child tickets from 2003. The ONLY circumstance in which Disney will upgrade a ticket from child to adult is if the child who first used that ticket is now an adult (in Disney terms, age 10+). If a child was 9 when the ticket was bought in 2003, that child can’t be any older than 16 now (and a 3 year old in 2003 is now 10). You would need to have someone who plausibly looks between the ages of 10 and 16 for EACH ticket in order to have that ticket upgraded so that an adult can use it.
If a 30 year old goes to a ticket window with a 2003 child’s ticket, the CM will know that the 30 year old wasn’t a child back in 2003, and thus they will know this ticket is obviously being transfered from one person to another, which Disney does not allow.
And no, you can’t say it is FOR your teenager … they need to see the child in-person in order to do that upgrade.
Sorry for the bad news, but better to know it now than at the park!
And again, NONE of this is opinion, it’s pure Disney procedure.