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  • [Question] Free Birthday ticket - can you give to someone else?

    When you get your free birthday ticket for admission that day, does it have your name on it? I have a friend who is working the day of his birthday (at this point it could be a long day like a double shift) who might be able to get to the park long enough to stand in line and show ID and get the ticket... but not long enough to actually go into the park and enjoy. So he's wondering if he can procure the ticket and let someone else use it?

    I know you have to use the admission ticket that day, but does the ticket you get have your name on it? Does the CM at the turnstyle check your ID too?

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    Re: Free Birthday ticket - can you give to someone else?

    We won't get our first B-Day ticket until next month (which we will quickly turn into a gift card), so I don't know the answer.

    But I do know that some folks here might consider your question "kinking the system" and might take offense to it. Some a LOT...

    Heck, some folks here have a coronary when they hear that guests that are leaving the Resort prior to using all of their entry days give their multi-day pass to someone else to finish it up. And god forbid if they use it to upgrade to an AP! LOL

    I would imagine that there would be a name imprinted on the ticket and that ID would be required, but I might be wrong.

    Good luck!

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    • #3
      Re: Free Birthday ticket - can you give to someone else?

      It's non-transferrable
      WELCOME ABOARD
      THE DISNEYLAND MONORAIL SYSTEM!

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      • #4
        Re: Free Birthday ticket - can you give to someone else?

        It depends what cast member is at your entry gate.

        When I used to get tickets that were out of the ordinary (free through mail, Costco, etc.) I always had to give them my full name and they printed it themselves on the ticket.

        They could ask for comfirmation that you are that person or just let you in.

        Your best bet would be to go in the longest line when they're just trying to get everyone in!

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        • #5
          Re: Free Birthday ticket - can you give to someone else?

          This is coming from a main entrance cast member..

          BUT.. Birthday tickets DO have a name on them and you are required to show ID at entry--no matter HOW LONG the line is. They are NOT TRANSFERABLE. There is NO WAY around this...

          For that matter, all of the multiple day tickets are NON TRANSFERABLE(and that's the company line) but as far as I'm concerned, if you know someone well enough to know the answers to the questions I put to you (and no, I'm not going to tell you what they are), I have no problem upgrading that multi day ticket for you.

          The only people that bother me are the ones that purchase lots of multiple day tickets and SELL the single days and do it on a regular basis. There are a few "travel agents" that are known to Disneyland who do this, and are being investigated for fraud. And the ones that scam others by selling multiple copies of single day tickets, when I have to tell the guests that they got ripped off at the gate, who tell their kids "that mean lady over there won't let you into Disneyland" and the kids scream and cry...

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          • #6
            Re: Free Birthday ticket - can you give to someone else?

            Originally posted by pattimelt View Post
            For that matter, all of the multiple day tickets are NON TRANSFERABLE(and that's the company line) but as far as I'm concerned, if you know someone well enough to know the answers to the questions I put to you (and no, I'm not going to tell you what they are), I have no problem upgrading that multi day ticket for you.








            In reality, you don't have much of a choice. If the questions are answered correctly (if they are even asked at all) you certainly can't deny an upgrade. It is commonly talked about right here all of the time and I would imagine a common thing to do at the ticket booth.

            A few years back my aunt joined us for one of our trips. She purchased a 5 day hopper. We had AP's for our kids with the exception of the youngest. She was just going to be old enough to need her own AP that trip. My aunt left earlier than expected and without using two of her days. She gave the ticket to us and we turned it into an AP for our youngest. No questions were asked by the CM when we "upgraded".


            I wouldn't think it was rocket science (and certainly not top secret information), but I'm up for a challenge...

            When/where did you buy it?
            How much?
            When/where did you first use it?
            How many times have you used it?
            When/where did you last use it?

            I'm sure there could be others, but those seem to be the most obvious to me.

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            • #7
              Re: Free Birthday ticket - can you give to someone else?

              You cant. They have your name on a list and you show up to Disneyland on your birthday, stand in line, and show them proof that its your birthday.

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              • #8
                Re: Free Birthday ticket - can you give to someone else?

                Thanks, pattimelt. We have folks over watching Superbowl and the subject came up. One guy has a birthday on a work day and was wondering if he could treat his nephew by picking up a BD ticket on his lunch hour, then passing it on to him.

                Personally, I'm an AP... I'm wrestling with whether to treat myself to that Jack Skellington hoodie I've had my eye on, or to be practical and use it for AP renewal...

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                • #9
                  Re: Free Birthday ticket - can you give to someone else?

                  Originally posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
                  You cant. They have your name on a list and you show up to Disneyland on your birthday, stand in line, and show them proof that its your birthday.




                  She knows that part.

                  She wants to know about after getting the ticket if she can give it to a person other than the B-Day person that received it so that person can go into the Park.

                  I would say no, since the ticket has a name on it and they will more than likely ask for ID to match to the ticket upon trying to enter.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Free Birthday ticket - can you give to someone else?

                    Here's my question: Can you pick up the BD gift card and then go spend it on a regular day ticket? I see no reason why not (even though it's a scam) but tchnically nothing prevents it as far as I can see...
                    WELCOME ABOARD
                    THE DISNEYLAND MONORAIL SYSTEM!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Free Birthday ticket - can you give to someone else?

                      Originally posted by Eric5675 View Post
                      Here's my question: Can you pick up the BD gift card and then go spend it on a regular day ticket? I see no reason why not (even though it's a scam) but technically nothing prevents it as far as I can see...
                      YES, you can do that. The "Birthday Fun Card" may be used for a lot of things, and tickets are one of them--although(and I think it's stupid) it can't be used for food..

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                      • #12
                        Re: Free Birthday ticket - can you give to someone else?

                        Originally posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
                        You cant. They have your name on a list and you show up to Disneyland on your birthday, stand in line, and show them proof that its your birthday.

                        And the name itself isn't on any "list." We have a special program that has everyone's name that has signed up for a birthday ticket. If you have not registered online, it's not a big deal, it just takes us another couple minutes to type in all your info and register you and you get the free ticket or whatever. What takes so long is that some cast members aren't really typists, and have to look at the keys to put in the name and address. THEN, if the guest is a SoCal resident, we get to upgrade the ticket to a 2fer..

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                        • #13
                          Re: Free Birthday ticket - can you give to someone else?

                          Just a quick post to Patti, and every other CM that deals with "Stupid" guests, and yes, we ALL can be stupid on occasion.

                          THANK YOU!!!!

                          This weekend (MiceChat's 4th Anniversary) reminded me of how much the vast majority of CM's go above and beyond).

                          (And to those "other" employees of Theme Parks, yes, you too go the extra mile, and I truly know it!!!!)

                          We don't do it enough, and that is to recognize one of the main reasons we have a great day at a park, and that is the employees making sure we have fun!!!
                          Check out my Theme Park Photos at http://darkbeer.smugmug.com

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                          • #14
                            Re: Free Birthday ticket - can you give to someone else?

                            My concern is my birthday is July 4th, and as much as I want to take advantage of this offer, if I were to do so on my birthday I feel I wouldn't truly get to enjoy the park. (Obviously due to the holiday being one of the most populated/popular days of the year)

                            Is there a way in such instances they will allow an alternate date?
                            Last edited by Jungle Book Fever; 02-02-2009, 08:03 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Free Birthday ticket - can you give to someone else?

                              Originally posted by Mickey's Jedi View Post
                              When you get your free birthday ticket for admission that day, does it have your name on it? I have a friend who is working the day of his birthday (at this point it could be a long day like a double shift) who might be able to get to the park long enough to stand in line and show ID and get the ticket... but not long enough to actually go into the park and enjoy. So he's wondering if he can procure the ticket and let someone else use it?

                              I know you have to use the admission ticket that day, but does the ticket you get have your name on it? Does the CM at the turnstyle check your ID too?
                              Why bother asking? Disney is being gracious enough to offer a free admission on his birthday and it is pretty low brow to try to scam them on this offer.

                              If your friend is so interested in attending on his birthday, he should request the day off from work.

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