Woman uses 22-year-old park hopper pass at Magic Kingdom

Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016 8:45 AM | Contributed by Jeff

On April 23, Chelsea Herline, 27, of San Francisco, decided to try her luck with a 22-year-old, unused day pass at the gates to Disney's Magic Kingdom. The park employees were so astounded by the 1994 ticket that they allowed her to redeem it, she said.

Read more from ABC News.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:54 AM

Many years ago a friend, who was a Disney cast member, presented me with a ticket as a gift. She said it would let me into any Disney park in the world for one day and it would never expire. I liked it especially for its look, as the artwork on it was great. I hung onto it for years thinking I would use it whenever I finally got to Disneyland. That day eventually came and I was a little nervous about it as I walked to the gate, wondering if it was really going to let me in. I gave it to the woman at the turn style and ding! in I went.

Later I kicked myself for not thinking to make a good, enlarged copy of it before I left for California. My cute little ticket, that would have been suitable for framing, was gone.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:07 AM

I am sure Bernie Sanders would note this feel good story made it to ABCNews. His criticism of Disneyland did not.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:00 PM

GoBucks89 said:

I am sure Bernie Sanders would note this feel good story made it to ABCNews. His criticism of Disneyland did not.

His criticism of Disneyland was bizarre and he's pretty much irrelevant except for when he's criticizing Hillary. But this is a cute story that's perfect for a news hour otherwise spent discussing new leaders of the Taliban, riots in New Mexico, some mass shooting in some state, and some random little girl who got kidnapped somewhere yesterday.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:22 PM

What, is there only enough room on the Internet for bad news?

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:05 PM

Yes. And the same is true for the network news's hour.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 5:41 PM

^^ and cat videos

Friday, May 27, 2016 10:03 AM

Cute story, hardly news.

At my park we receive way old tickets from eons ago a handful of times each season. For the most part, as long as the ticket looks legit, we will accept it.

Friday, May 27, 2016 10:37 AM

Sure are a lot of amateur news directors here.

Friday, May 27, 2016 12:44 PM

I think "Hardly News" would describe most news posts here. ;)

It's news to us, or we wouldn't be here discussing these things.

Friday, May 27, 2016 1:57 PM

I want to know what she did with all those 'A' and 'B' ride tickets... ;~)

Saturday, May 28, 2016 12:24 AM

rollergator said:

I want to know what she did with all those 'A' and 'B' ride tickets... ;~)

Disney did away with those around 1980/81 I think.....I'm just wondering how she got a ticket almost as old as she is.

Saturday, May 28, 2016 3:42 AM

You would be amazed at the details revealed in the article linked to this thread.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 9:22 AM

I still have a couple of 'E' tickets actually. They're from my in laws. I can't imagine having been at the park and not used them all. We tried to see if we could use them as fastpasses or anything on a recent visit but they basically said they're only usable as souvenirs now.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 12:27 PM

When I was at the Disney Archives last month they had the first ticket to Disneyland labeled "000001". I wonder if they would accept that as admission to the park if you showed up with it, provided you could make it out of the archives with the ticket :)


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