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Insider Tips for Theme Park Tickets at Disney

If you have Magic Your Way base Disney theme park tickets and wish to upgrade it to Non-Expiring, Park Hopper, or Plus, this must be done within 14 days of first use and before you have used up all the days. Even though you have used some of the days, you will have to pay the full cost based on the original number purchased on your ticket. The upgrade can be done at Guest Relations at the park.

If you have purchased your Disney theme park tickets from an authorized ticket seller such as DW Tickets, Disney will upgrade your ticket with zero issues—as long as you do it before you use the last day; however, the cost basis for the ticket will be calculated on the wholesale price to the ticket agent, not the retail price you have paid.

If you have old Disney theme park tickets with non-expiring days leftover, it is better to use up the tickets than to apply the value toward a new, more expensive ticket. Otherwise the cost is calculated as follows: The Guest Relations person enters your ticket numbers into his computer, which tells him which parks you have visited and on which dates, and the average dollar value assigned for each day of use. The value left would be available to apply to the purchase of a new ticket. There is no value assigned to any Plus days—they are lost.

If you buy a non-expiring child’s ticket and have unused days, and next time you return the child is over 10, you can have Guest Relations convert the ticket to an adult ticket. There is no additional charge to do this. If the child is only 11 or 12, don’t bother; just use the ticket as is.

If you purchased 3 day Disney theme park tickets and wish you had purchased 4 day tickets, present your tickets at the Guest Relations window before your tickets expire and within 14 days of first use, and ask for them to be upgraded with an additional day. You will pay only the difference between the cost of a 3 day ticket and a 4 day ticket.

If you are attending a convention in the area, check with the convention organizer to see if special discounted convention tickets are available.