Four people busted for selling half-used theme park tickets to Orlando area parks

Posted Monday, August 17, 2009 1:12 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Ticket booths on West U.S. Highway 192 were targeted after tourists who bought unused portions of multi-day passes to Disney and Universal were denied admission to the theme parks, according to a sheriff's report. Multi-day passes are not transferable and are illegal to use by anyone other than the original purchaser.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 7:19 AM

This is why you should never purchase amusement park tickets anywhere other than through the parks or a reputable retailer (AAA, grocery stores partnered with the parks, etc).

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:22 AM

That's awesome. I heard one of these scam artists about a month ago. They had to have a translator to sell them to the people buying them. I really don't think the people that bought them understood why they had to go to seperate gates and tell the park these tickets did not work before. I don't know the language they were speaking, but it just seemed aweful. These sellers will set up shop near reputable stores to. Makes them look more credible I guess. I wonder which shops got nailed. I would like to smile bigger if it was the one I heard. I was leaving Orlando that day, and going to call the parks when I got home, but untill I read this article I forgot. I wish I would have been invovled. I guess I should have wrote myself a note.

edited for this. I saw you mentioned AAA to purchase tickets from. I have had success in the past. But I know I heard Sea World Management saying AAA doesn't always follow ALL the rules and their tickets can be a hassle.

Last edited by Bears 54, Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:26 AM
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