Have you ever been to a sports event and saw someone trying to use tickets that were likely stolen or fake? In most cases, these tickets were purchased from scalpers or other dishonest folks that are just looking to make a buck off of nothing and in the end, the buyer ends up wasting their money on tickets that just don’t work. Unfortunately, the same thing happens all the time at the Disney parks with fake discount Disney Park tickets. If you see a ticket deal that seems too good to be true – it likely is.
Visitors who are looking the best deals or who have waited until the last minute to buy tickets and are approaching the park gates often run into scalpers and fake ticket sellers that act as if they are selling a legitimate product. The truth is, the majority of tickets you buy this way won’t get you into the park, as Disney requires a fingerprint of the buyer to use the ticket. If you are trying to pass off a “used” ticket as your own or have purchased a ticket from an unauthorized seller, then you may find yourself very disappointed when you can’t get into the park.
There are some great ticket deals for Disney parks out there that are legitimate and completely legal. The trick is to only buy tickets from an authorized Disney ticket seller and to always buy your tickets using a credit card so that you can stop payment and track the seller if the purchase ends up being fraudulent. Anyone that insists you pay with cash isn’t working on your behalf and should be avoided.
As with anything else in life, taking some time to check out who you are buying from is the best way to protect your purchase. Research the ticket seller and make sure they are legally allowed to sell Disney tickets (as only a handful of sellers are officially designated as “authorized Disney ticket sellers”,) and that they are running a legitimate business. When it comes to getting a good deal on discount Disney tickets, it’s just a matter of having some common sense and always being aware of what you are paying for.