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Disneyland General (Reading Combined Sections)
Topic: Disneyland to check id?

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LVTiffy
Sat 7/19/2008 10:47a
i just called disney. he said as long as someone from s. cali buys the tickets from the store or where, and even if he is not in your group u can get into the gate. He says they simply don't have time to check id so its not enforced
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Darkbeer
Sat 7/19/2008 11:15a
In regards to post 21, it is pretty much correct...

It is MAINLY a time issue (trying to keep the lines short) and why the ID's are not normally checked... BUT, on a slow day, a CM CAN ask for a Southern California ID. (And heck, on a busy day also, especially if you show up with "attitude").

Is it strictly enforced... the answer is NO. But can Disney enforce it SOME of the time, the answer is yes.

I will let people always know how to get the best deal at Disneyland or any other Theme Park, but I will NOT advocate breaking the rules to save a few bucks.

So if I was not an Annual Passholder or Southern California Resident, I would go purchase a Southern California City Pass at Costco.com or a 3 day or longer ParkHopper at Disneyland.com and choose the "e-Ticket" option, as they are the best current deals out there for the General Public.
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RockyMtnMinnie
Sat 7/19/2008 11:21a
I'm assuming this ticket does not include the early entry day that the out of state 3 day park hoppers include?
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LVTiffy
Sat 7/19/2008 2:21p
i forgot to ask but called right after that and the lady said no early entrys for those tickets. but the first guy didn't act like it was bad to just go thru the gates. he didn't act like since i was out of town and wanting to use the summer pass i was a bad guy...i asked "can my friend from so cali buy teh tickets and be in our group and use his id to get in..he said "even without him being in the group you can get in, we don't check id, it takes to much time and its not enforced at all "
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imadisneygal
Sat 7/19/2008 6:43p
Then the CM who was answering the Guest Information phones is not well trained. Nor does he work at the Main Entrance where the CM's decide when to check ID and when not to. The policy is that ID can be checked at any time, so that's what you should go with. I would not listen to the Guest Relations CM answering the phones with regard to Main Entrance polocies. I worked at the Main Entrance and I cannot tell you how many times I heard, "Well, they told me I could use a child pass for my 13 year old..." or some other such nonsense. The chances are that they will not check your ID, but that fact has nothing to do with the policy. I know that they do check ID randomly, so don't be surprised if you're one of the Guests who gets asked for ID.
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LVTiffy
Sun 7/20/2008 5:54a
ya thats what i was thinkin. It does say under the policy of this ticket, a so cali resident can purchase up to 8 tickets. later down it says Id may be checked. I will have my so cali friend with me so if they check id i will just say i'm w/ him...thanks for your input guys!
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tuknshak
Sun 7/20/2008 9:47p
So say you are there with a So Cal pass and they ask for ID and you have No Cal or other non So Cal ID. Can you trade that ticket in for regular hopper ticket and use it?
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SuperDry
Sun 7/20/2008 10:05p
<<< Can you trade that ticket in for regular hopper ticket and use it? >>>

If by "trade" you mean "apply what you paid for the SoCal ticket to the purchase of a ticket to which you are eligible" and pay the difference, then I would imagine the answer would be Yes.
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Mickeys Gal
Wed 7/23/2008 8:06p
Just to set the record straight with the $99 3-day ph tickets - You are suposed to have a valid so cal id to purchase them (it's the stores responsiblity to check the id). As far as disney's concerned anyone can use them, they only needed a so cal id to buy them. They do random id checks at the gate, but not for so cal id's; just for id's in general if your name is on the ticket. And yes (disneygal) I do work in main entrance & we also have me cm's who answer the phones (it's not just guest relations).
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imadisneygal
Wed 7/23/2008 8:37p
Since when do Main Entrance Cast Members staff the Guest Relations phone room to answer Guest calls? There are obviously phones at the Main Entrance but those are not for Guest calls...

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