What Should I do with Expired Disney Tickets

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If you bought tickets to Disney in the past, and they have expired, here are some things you can do with them. Disney is an amazing experience, so you’ll want to get as much out of the expired tickets as possible!

Disney tickets expire a certain amount of days after the first admission date. Tickets must be used within the time frame of admission which was purchased. Expired Disney tickets can also be cashed in as the amount paid for the tickets and used towards buying new tickets.

If you want to know more details about expired Disney tickets, keep reading. We have the right sources and information for you!

When Do Disney Tickets Expire?

Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets are valid for admission beginning on the selected start date and must be used within the valid use period provided at the time of purchase. Here are the details directly from the Official Disney website:

  • 1-day – The ticket expires on the selected start date.
  • 2-day – The ticket expires 4 days after the selected start date.
  • 3-day – The ticket expires 5 days after the selected start date.
  • 4-day – The ticket expires 7 days after the selected start date.
  • 5-day – The ticket expires 8 days after the selected start date.
  • 6-day – The ticket expires 9 days after the selected start date.
  • 7-day – The ticket expires 10 days after the selected start date.
  • 8-day – The ticket expires 12 days after the selected start date.
  • 9-day – The ticket expires 13 days after the selected start date.
  • 10-day – The ticket expires 14 days after the selected start date.

“For example, a 6-day base ticket with a start date of November 1 is valid any 6 days from November 1 to November 9.”

This means that your tickets are not usable after a certain amount of days, depending on how many days your tickets are for.


Cashing in Expired Disney Tickets for Credit

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Disney also has information about if you can cash in expired tickets. Here is some more specific information about cashing in credit from Disney’s website.

“The amount paid for an unused, expired ticket may be applied towards the purchase of a new ticket at the current price so long as the new ticket purchase price is equal to or greater than the amount paid for the original ticket. Unless otherwise stated, tickets are not valid for separately priced activities or events. Admission is subject to capacity closures and to other restrictions”

If you have expired tickets, it sounds like Disney will give you credit for buying new tickets as long as the new ticket price is greater or equal to the old one. Then it also sounds like tickets that are for separate park events are not valid once they are expired, and therefore not transferable to new event tickets. Admission can also change at any time and day depending on closures and restrictions.


No Expiration Tickets

Are you wondering if no expiration tickets are an option or if your Disney no expiration tickets are usable? Here are some quotes and information about no expiration options.

“Walt Disney World Resort continues to honor all unexpired theme park tickets with remaining admission days. However, be aware that unless you purchased the No Expiration Option, theme park tickets purchased after 2004 expire 14 days after their first use. While the No Expiration Option is no longer available, if you have previously purchased theme park tickets with the No Expiration Option, your tickets will still be honored.”

It sounds like Disney used to have an option to buy “No Expiration” tickets, but they no longer have that option. So if you had those types of tickets before, they said, they would still honor them.


Can I Sell or Give Away Disney Tickets?

Are your tickets about to expire and you are thinking about selling your tickets or letting someone else use them? Here is some information that can help you know if that’s possible or not.

“Tickets may not be sold, bartered nor exchanged for goods, services, or benefits. Each ticket, with applicable park reservation, admits one Guest. Tickets are non-transferable and must be used by the same person on any and all days.”

Unfortunately, tickets to any of the Disney parks cannot be sold, given away, or used by other people. Whoever bought the tickets, has to be the one to use the tickets on the days on which you bought the tickets.


Can I Modify My Disney Reservation?

If you are thinking about transferring your Disney reservation to different days, think again because it is not allowed. Disney’s website states

“Disney Park Pass reservations cannot be modified but can be canceled by visiting My Plans. If you’d like to cancel an existing reservation and book a new one, please first check on the availability of reservations for your new desired date and/or park.”

This means you cannot modify your existing reservations; instead, you have to cancel your current one and make a brand new one. And you would have to make a new one. This seems like a hassle but is the only way you can “change” your Disney reservations at all.


What do I do if I Can’t Make My Reservation?

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If you are having a hard time making it to your Disney reservation, here are some details that might help you.

“Tickets and packages at Walt Disney World Resort are non-transferable and non-refundable. You cannot cancel or get a refund for a ticket or package, but in some cases, you can use unexpired theme park tickets for a future vacation.”

It sounds like you can only cancel tickets if you make a new reservation. This means you need to be very clear about when you schedule your trip and try not to have any conflicts. You may end up spending more than you plan if you keep canceling and rescheduling.


More Info

The Disney Park employees would probably be able to help answer any questions you may have. Their number is (407) 939-1289. Consider giving them a call if you have any questions or concerns.

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