My Walt Disney World Ticket Conundrum
Try as I may, I cannot seem to find a way to use my remaining one-day Park Hopper.
Currently, a one-day Walt Disney World theme park ticket is $89. The effective cost of my remaining day from 2005 is $13. If you’re thinking I’ve made a mistake, I wouldn’t have believed it either until I looked at historical Walt Disney World ticket prices at AllEars.
The difference between a 9-day and 10-day Park Hopper ticket was $3 in 2005. A mere 7 years later it is $31.80. Let’s assume I paid $10 a day for the No Expiration option.
It seems to be a no-brainer to use the single day ticket from 2005 and save myself some money on an upcoming trip. And it would be, except for the fact that I’m an Annual Passholder.
My next thought was to upgrade the ticket to an Annual Pass. However, policy changes made in 2006 prevents upgrades of tickets after 14 days from first use. I think I’m well beyond that deadline.
How about giving it to a friend who’s visiting Walt Disney World? That’s a no-go since the tickets are non-transferrable.
My Ideal Solution
If I had my druthers, I would donate my ticket so a sick or needy child could experience the magic. The Walt Disney Company promotes citizenship and community outreach with the Disney VoluntEARS program.
What if Disney VoluntEARS had a program allowing guests to donate unused tickets to deserving guests who otherwise would be unable to visit Walt Disney World? That would be the most satisfying use of my remaining day.
Lisa M. Battista is the author of Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers. When she’s not chasing after her little ones, you can most likely find her at the beach or in the kitchen trying her hand at a new recipe. You can follow her on Twitter @DisneyExplorer or become a fan of Beyond the Attractions on Facebook.Share