Disney is cracking down on reselling. It is now banned in one theme park!
While not illegal, reselling has become a major problem for Disney in recent years. Reselling is essentially purchasing an item or even special-event tickets and then reselling them to make a profit. Disney attempts to limit reselling by enacting limits on how much one person can buy. They also limit transferring tickets to other people.
Unfortunately, there are still ways to work around those limits. Reselling has become such a problem that Disney is even threatening to revoke annual passes if you are caught reselling.
Tokyo Disney recently updated its Usage Agreement. Part of that update includes a new item in the Prohibited Acts section.
“Purchasing products or souvenirs for the purpose of resale” is now a prohibited act. It may get you removed or even banned from the park. This goes into effect on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
Reselling items is now as serious as altering theme park tickets and violence towards a Cast Member!
It remains to be seen how exactly this plays out in real life and whether Disney would ever be able to prove someone is reselling.
Will other parks follow?
This is such a significant problem at Disney theme parks around the world, we wonder if maybe other parks may do the same. We have seen reselling issues with the Figment popcorn bucket, Galactic Starcruiser exclusive merchandise, and just about every other exclusive collection.
Significant mark ups for Oogie Boogie Bash tickets are also to blame for the almost immediate sell out of the event this past summer.
It is clear that reselling merchandise and tickets are a major problem for Disney. It limits the accessibility of these items and discourages Guests.
What do you think of reselling? Should the practice be banned in Disney theme parks around the world? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below and on Facebook.