Welcome to Theme Park Insider! Join the community or log in
Theme Park Insider
Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email Newsletter

Ticket Scapling Legal in califronia?

Universal Studios Hollywood: Does anyone know if ticket rental or office that sell already used ticket to customer is legal is the state of California?

From lance white
Posted January 14, 2013 at 8:03 AM
Does anyone know if ticket rental or office that sell already used ticket to customer is legal is the state of California?


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Jay R.
Posted January 14, 2013 at 4:27 PM
Hi Lance,

The answer actually varies a bit. For example, in Anaheim (Disneyland) those ticket companies are NOT illegal, BUT Disney doesn't honor those tickets.

In fact, last week they actually started a new policy of taking photos of anyone using a multi day pass, so if your photo doesn't match the original photo, you'll be denied entry.

So technically, those places can still operate, but each theme park can set it's own rules & policies on tickets & most have some sort of policy against those scalped tickets.

You might be better off checking for some sort of travel agency (AAA) discount or a ticket at Costco. Those places usually have discounted tickets.

Otherwise you're running a HUGE risk with trying to to use a scalped ticket from one of those places & if it doesn't work, you really can't report them because technically those companies are operating under state law, even if the theme parks refuse those tickets.

So the theme park & that scalping company are protected, but you as a consumer wouldn't be.

This discussion has been archived, and is not accepting additional responses.

Theme Park Insider: Orlando 2014

Theme Park Insider: Orlando 2014

Get all of Theme Park Insider's reader ratings, tips, and advice for planning a trip to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, or SeaWorld, in our new 2014 Orlando guidebook! It's more than 200 pages of well-tested, insider information that will help you get the most from your vacation.
Order now: Kindle | iBooks | Paperback | Kindle (UK)