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  • On Jan 3, 2024
    Laura from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can tickets bought under a different name, be given to someone else as a gift

    Welcome, Laura! I'm so happy you stopped by planDisney with your question and I appreciate you thinking of us as a helpful resource for planning your next Disney vacation. 

    Unless otherwise stated in your ticket's terms and conditions, you should be able to change the name on your currently issued theme park ticket to Disneyland Resort. However, it is also possible for the Guest to whom you are gifting your ticket to use it as is, without a name change. When a ticket is scanned at the theme park entrance for the first time, a Cast Member will take a digital photo of the Guest using the ticket. The photo is what officially assigns the ticket to that Guest, and Cast Members will not necessarily need to check names or verify identification. The only exception to this particular process is when a Guest is using a Southern California Resident special offer ticket because Cast Members do need to see a government-issued ID to verify proof of residency at the time of the ticket's use.

    For this reason, it makes perfect sense that you might just want to proceed with reassigning the ticket to the correct name of the Guest who will be using it. Feel free to call and speak with a Cast Member using the Tickets line to request a change to the name associated with your original ticket.

    I hope this helps, Laura, and that you're able to sort out these changes. If you have any other planning questions in the meantime, I invite you to come back to planDisney. We're always ready to help you plan the best vacation ever! 

    Magically yours,
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Meet the Panelist: Tishra, Washington

From my casita to yours, welcome to planDisney! I'm Tishra, a Spanish-speaking Colombian American living in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a college professor, a happy wife, and a mom to two little girls who hold magic in their hearts as much as their parents do! Our family believes in celebrating every milestone, from life's biggest moments to all the details in between. If you want to commemorate something special with a Disneyland Resort vacation, I'm here to help you out in English or Spanish. Learn More About Tishra

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