Disney World Parks & Resorts Questions

Can I Still Use My Old Park Tickets At Disney World?

So you were going through some old stuff one day, maybe cleaning out your suitcases in preparation for your upcoming Walt Disney World trip (lucky you!) – and you came across some old Disney Park Tickets. And you’re wondering – can I still use these old Disney World tickets?

And the answer is – yes. And no. Real helpful right? But ok so – some are still valid, some not

Still valid/redeemable at Disney World:
-tickets purchased before 2004 with remaining admission days
-tickets purchased after 2004 that include the “no expiration option” with remaining admission days

Not valid:
-tickets purchased after 2004 without the “no expiration option” (they expire 14 days after initial use)
-tickets without any remaining admission days on them (seems like kind of a common sense answer – but you can’t tell just by looking at them if they have days left)

Disney offers this official answer:
“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.”

If you’re not sure what type your ticket is or if the days left are valid, you can visit Guest Relations at any of the Disney Parks, or call Disney at (407) 939-1289. I called about mine, and they were very helpful! Unfortunately, my tickets from 2002 didn’t have any days left – but maybe you will have more luck than me!

So to summarize – older tickets with days should be valid still, but tickets from 2004-current need the no “No Expiration Option” on them to be able to be redeemed. Your best bet is to call Disney to confirm if they are valid and how to redeem them

Catie H

Catie H

Catie H is an avid Walt Disney World lover who has been vacationing there since she was (just barely!) tall enough to ride Space Mountain. She believes there is something for everyone at Disney World - and especially enjoys writing about the benefits of WDW for adults
Catie H

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