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?