Help on collecting E-tickets

Walt Disney World: Has anyone colleceted e-tickets from guest relations WDW Magic Kingdom, what does it involve, i've only had hard copies before. Help

From jacqueline wallace
Posted May 24, 2011 at 10:06 AM
I'm thinking of buying the 14 day ultimate for WDW from but these are e-tickets which i've never had before, i'm concerned about collection and queing for them, please help

From Robert Niles
Posted May 24, 2011 at 10:06 AM
I'm totally dating myself here, but when you read "E tickets" and Disney, did any else initially think: "E tickets? Disney got rid of those years ago! It's just passports now, right?"

Of course, she's talking about electronic tickets and I'm an idiot. Carry on.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted May 24, 2011 at 11:37 AM
Nah, Robert, you're not an idiot. First thing I thought of was the actual E-tickets from the old ticket books. The "collecting" reference led me to believe the OP's question was about personal collections of actual old Disney E-tickets.

And I believe dating yourself is illegal in over half the fifty states. I don't know about New Jersey, though...

From KJ Simpson
Posted May 24, 2011 at 5:29 PM
He's in California, Mike- anything goes there :).
I thought the same thing, due to the E ticket/ collecting combination. I'm still not completely sure what original poster is refering to, but I immediately thought original E ticket.
(As an aside, I started collecting pins w/ my daughter on my most recent trip- my fave is a hinged one that's a replica of the old ticket books...)

From Tony Duda
Posted May 24, 2011 at 7:29 PM
I renewed my AP through the Disney web site and had to print out an e-ticket. At the park (DHS), I had to go to the front gate ticket booths to exchange the e-ticket for a new AP magnetic-strip card with my info on it. Then went to the turnstile gates and recorded my biometric finger tip on first use.

No matter how you get or pay for a ticket off-site, it is really a VOUCHER for the actual park pass. You have to exchange it at a Disney park or maybe Disney resort hotel. There is no short cut off-property.

From Kelly Muggleton
Posted May 27, 2011 at 4:36 AM
Jacqueline, we have pre-bought tickets before from the UK and absolutely you will have to pick these up at the park in some form, whether its exchanging or collecting.
My top tip for Disney Park tickets is always - Guest Relations at Downtown Disney. If you go here before you hit the parks - give it a try, they may be able to do this for you. I have bought my park tickets there directly for about the last 10 years.

From Annette Hatch
Posted May 27, 2011 at 8:24 PM
Totally agree Kelly! The lines to pick up your hard copy biometric ticket at downtown is so much shorter than main gate. Although, if you hold to the left of anything it will be a shorter line (psychology of people in lines...weird...I know). Sometimes if you get a by the book person they ask for ID (obviously any child you don't need one, they connect to yours). Then you are all set. Go scan your finger & you are in!

From Victoria Jurkowski
Posted May 28, 2011 at 4:57 PM
If you are going to a park the first full day and don't have a chance on arrival day to head to downtown disney guest relations, then arrive super early to the park. Like, an hour early. you'll have to get your tickets at the main gate. though being there 2 weeks you probably won't be in too much of a hurry.

From duncan henny
Posted May 29, 2011 at 12:22 PM
i've booked this ticket before through my travel agent they just gave me a printed voucher which you can exchange at any ticket booth for a magnetic strip ticket

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