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    I was at Disneyland this past week and noticed right away (due to the amount of time it was taking to get through the turnstiles) that not only were they printing everyone's name on their tickets, but taking photos of everyone (including children) upon entering the park. I did some research online and found that Disney is now enforcing these new rules in order to crack down on local Anaheim brokers buying "park hopper" tickets and selling them for a profit. For example, the broker would pay $250 for a three day "park hopper" ticket, and then "lease" one day to three different people for $100 each, therefore turning a profit of $50. This new policy was creating a huge hassle at the turnstiles, especially since for whatever reason, they had to take my kids' pictures EVERY time we went through the gates (not sure what the malfunction was?). I have been going to Disneyland since I was a child and love taking my family, but this was very time consuming each and every day having to go through this new policy.

    Here is my question: Obviously Disnelyland has every right to make this a policy, but on the back of the ticket it does not say "non-transferable." It's not illegal to re-sell a Disney ticket in the state of California, so do you think it's right what they're doing, or is it a waste of time seeing how Disney has already gotten the money for the tickets at the time of purchase, so they're not losing out on anything?
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    I was recently at Disney World. I am not sure about the different rules, but I do know it is not allowed to sell or transfer a hopper ticket there. When we first checked in our finger print was scanned (even the children). Then each time we went into a new park our fingerprint was scanned again. It did not take any longer than handing someone a ticket. It seemed to work well.

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    Disneyworld has been doing the fingerprint thing for quite some time, and as for time I know that's a lot faster than the photo snapping going on in California. Not that I agree with that either, sort of makes you feel like a criminal having your fingerprints taken there and your mug shot taken at Disneyland... so much for the happiest place on earth lol.
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    When we went to Disney World in Oct 11 we considered trying to get resident passes, which were cheaper, through my parents who have a house in Florida. We found out quickly that they check identification and stuff at the gate so that it would not have been very feasible to do that. I can understand why Disney would crack down on stuff like this. That would be a money loser for them. I don't mind and i'm sure they don't care about the lines too much. They know people will still keep coming to Disney because its Disney. And really...when it comes to lines, waiting and moving people along, in reality few people if any do it better than Disney. They are actually very good at moving people along considering how many people come through their parks everyday.

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    There are actually people who specialize in line design and how frequently the lines turn back and forth. At the main entrance it's more difficult to keep people from getting frustrated to get let into the park.

    I think it's a bit much to take pictures of everyone; it's not visiting hours at prison. I think fingerprinting can be done fairly quick so that wouldn't bother me

    Unfortunately, Disney priced us out of the market years ago. When I add up just the cost of the tickets and parking, it's just too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starryblue702 View Post
    or is it a waste of time seeing how Disney has already gotten the money for the tickets at the time of purchase, so they're not losing out on anything?

    Maybe I don't understand the policy, not being a disney person, but I would disagree with this statement. I'm assuming that there is a discount attached with the park hopper ticket? In other words, buying individual day tickets would be more expensive? So, aren't they protecting themselves from these ticket brokers making it possible for people to avoid buying one day passes and paying less for tickets?

    I support the right of a business to make sure that people are not ripping them off by bypassing their ticketing pricing and taking unfair advantage of packaged prices when they are not actually using the ticket packages. I don't really understand the mentality that that could make you feel like a "criminal". Does it also make you feel like a criminal when you go through airport screening or when you enter a ballpark and they look in your purse? To me that is all just part of living in society. Doesn't bother me or impact how I feel about myself. I don't think that having my picture taken as part of ticketing would take away from or change my feeling of Disney being the "happiest place on earth" (if I thought that, which I don't). Presumably parents are taking their little cherubs photos a hundred times a day there and they are still happy, what's one more picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Maybe I don't understand the policy, not being a disney person, but I would disagree with this statement. I'm assuming that there is a discount attached with the park hopper ticket? In other words, buying individual day tickets would be more expensive? So, aren't they protecting themselves from these ticket brokers making it possible for people to avoid buying one day passes and paying less for tickets?
    There's a little bit of a discount buying three days together as opposed to three separate one day passes, yes. But my point was that if someone buys a three day park hopper, whether its a broker or someone who ended up only being able to go two of their three days and wanted to give their last day to a friend or family member, Disney is not losing out on any money, as some body is going to go through the turnstiles with that last day, so who cares if its the original ticket holder or a new person? And if this is a true policy, maybe they need to print on the back of their ticket "non-transferable." They do on the annual pass (which I have) so why not the tickets if they're going to go through all of the extra hassle?
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    Double post...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starryblue702 View Post
    There's a little bit of a discount buying three days together as opposed to three separate one day passes, yes. But my point was that if someone buys a three day park hopper, whether its a broker or someone who ended up only being able to go two of their three days and wanted to give their last day to a friend or family member, Disney is not losing out on any money, as some body is going to go through the turnstiles with that last day, so who cares if its the original ticket holder or a new person? And if this is a true policy, maybe they need to print on the back of their ticket "non-transferable." They do on the annual pass (which I have) so why not the tickets if they're going to go through all of the extra hassle?
    you dont see how they would lose money? that individual would have bouht a single day pass otherwise. so that is money lost. and if its like disneyworld and locals can buy at discount rates...and they are selling them to people who should pay higher rates...they will lose money. if you can consolidate passes you lose money compared to tying each pass to a single person.
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    I don't care if the language is printed on the tickets, it is quite clear on its website and this was last updated in '06

    Tickets are nontransferable and must be used by the same person on any and all days. Disney is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Theme parks, restaurants, attractions, entertainment or other recreation may change operating hours; close due to refurbishing, capacity, weather or special events; and may otherwise change to be discontinued without notice and without liability to the owners of the Disneyland Resort. Tickets are not valid for special or premium events or other activities which are separately priced or for special events that are not open to the general public. The owners of the Disneyland Resort shall not be liable for non-utilization of ticket components or loss of recreational opportunities due to refurbishing, capacity, inclement weather, special events or any circumstances beyond their control. It is agreed between the owners of the Disneyland Resort and ticket users that all claims for injury or loss arising incident to the presence of the ticket users on owners' property shall be litigated in California. The owners of the Disneyland Resort reserve the right to refuse admittance to any person or persons.
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