Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On May 5, 2023
    Lindsey from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family and I have some "never expire" tickets from the 80s. How would we go about using them for a future trip? Also, since the actual tickets are special to us, would we be able to use but then keep them for posterity somehow? Thanks!

    Hey there, Lindsey! 

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney. There's nothing like the nostalgia that Walt Disney World Resort brings. As soon as I step into the "world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy," I'm instantly transported to when I was a child. So, I am more than happy to help you with your question to show you how you can bring your nostalgic tokens back to life. Let's get into it!

    I have good news, Lindsey. Your unexpired tickets from the 1980s could be used. But you'll want to check into the value of your tickets in one of two ways: 

    1) Take photos of the front and back of the theme park tickets and send them to the following email address: Be sure to include your full name, the purchase date, and other information that may be useful when looking into its value. You should hear from a Cast Member within 14 business days.  

    2) Or if you're in Mickey's East Coast neck of the woods (aka Walt Disney World Resort), visit a ticket window or Guest Relations at any of the theme parks to determine their value. 

    I spoke to a friendly Cast Member to see if you can hold on to the tickets as a keepsake, and this decision will be made by Guest Relations. If you are allowed to keep them, it would be too cool to ask a PhotoPass photographer to capture your family holding the tickets in front of one of the theme parks' icons like Cinderella Castle. Or get creative at home by placing them in a shadow box along with other Disney memorabilia.  

    AN EXTRA GEM: Once you have transferred your tickets, it's very important to make a theme park reservation for each of your theme park days via the Disney Park Pass Reservation System online. A valid theme park reservation is required to enter the parks.

    I hope that you have the BEST time enjoying the present-day wonders of the Most Magical Place on Earth! If you have any other Disney vacation planning questions, revisit us here at planDisney. 

    Magic always, 
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Meet the Panelist: LeAndra, Florida

Hey, Mouseketeer! I'm LeAndra, a wife, mom of two, and content creator from beautiful Central Florida. I've lived near The Most Magical Place on Earth for my entire life; so, I like to say that I'm a Guardian of this galaxy! My love of all-things-Disney has also taken me on multiple cross-country road trips to Disneyland Resort and on a few flights over to Disneyland Paris. I am oh-so-grateful to be a part of your world by helping you plan your magical vacations.  Learn More About LeAndra

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