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Statement concerning the expiration issue on new Disney World ticket purchases

Statement concerning the expiration issue on new Disney World ticket purchases
From a qualified Disney source concerning the Expiration issue of new ticket purchases. Read this carefully. Two or three times, if needed:

“All tickets purchased from February 12, 2017 through the end of the year will expire December 31, 2018. Any UNUSED ticket that does expire may be applied toward the purchase of a new ticket of equarl or greater value.
 
There will not be an option to roll over partially USED tickets to future trips. Those tickets will continue to expire completely 14 days after first usage.”
In past years UNUSED tickets never expired.  They now expire with tickets purchased from February 12, 2017 and beyond, but can be brought back to life at the time of usage based on prices at that time.  You will pay a small fee to adjust between the price you paid at time of purchase and the time you wish to revive the ticket.
The FULL value of an UNUSED ticket will be applied when attempting to revive and UNUSED ticket.

UNUSED tickets may be brought back to life, USED tickets may not!

So, a partially used ticket cannot be used for future trips.  If you buy a ticket and don’t use it, you can bring it back to life by paying the price adjustment at that time or adding any extra days.  Hope this clarifies yesterday’s post.

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Beth

Friday 10th of August 2018

HMM Bought tickets on Feb. 15 2017 from UT that they tell me were "grand-fathered" in on the no expiration. Was planning on using them in September 2018 but had to cancel. Cannot tell from MDE if there is an expiration date or not. But Feb 15 is certainly after Feb 12.

kennythepirate

Monday 13th of August 2018

Contact the seller. I always buy my tickets direct from Disney to avoid issues.

Bill S

Tuesday 21st of February 2017

Florida Resident 3-Day and 4-Day Tickets expire 6 months after first use or at the end of the following calendar year, whichever comes first, subject of course to the blackout dates at the time. They are slightly different because of your proximity to the park.

Therefore, it's important for you to make sure you get the Florida Resident tickets. You get a little more flexibility, and your scenario (use a few days, then come back and use a few more) will still work, within 6 months.

Bill S

Tuesday 21st of February 2017

They should expire at the end of the following calendar year, if the current model holds. So any tickets bought anytime in 2019 that remain UNUSED should expire on Dec 31, 2020. If you want to use them beyond their expiration, you will have to apply the value of the tickets you've already purchased but did not use to the purchase of new tickets.

So essentially, once UNUSED tickets expire, they are no longer usable for admission, but they retain their value. You will be able to apply the value of the UNUSED tickets to the purchase of new tickets.

As always, if you've partially used a multi-day ticket, it will completely expire after 14 days. There is no USED ticket value after 14 days.

Kim

Tuesday 14th of February 2017

Point to note if you have an older pass (purchased prior to the addition of the expiration, when you add your pass to Disney's system it will add an expiration of 12/31/2030. You can see this when you move the pass around between identities under your MDE profile. My guess is that Disney needed to add a date and chose that one. Why they didn't go with 9999 for the year is beyond me.

If you're planning on keeping these older passes in your vault and passing them on, keep the receipt documentation with them.

Lori

Tuesday 14th of February 2017

So what will be the general length of expiration?? Say if your going in Dec 2019 but purchase your tickets in February 2019, at what point will th I see unused tickets expire? One year from purchase ?

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