While this scheme took place at Disneyland, not Walt Disney World, it’s always important to keep vigilant and be sure that your purchase your tickets from certified ticket sellers to avoid being ripped off. In this case, some weary travelers in Pleasant Hill found out the hard way that a deal isn’t always as sweet as it seems – after purchasing tickets for a steep discount off of Craigslist, many families drove upwards of six hours only to get to the park and figure out that the tickets had not been activated.
Victims say that the woman who sold them the tickets even went so far as to produce a fake receipt that showed that the tickets had been activated. Even with all of this evidence that the tickets were not fakes, the park did not accept them and now there are a handful of angry families who are seeking retribution for being duped. The woman who has been accused of selling the false tickets is still out on the run, and is avoiding the authorities.
When it comes time for you to purchase your Walt Disney World tickets, you should make sure that you work through official channels to do so. While purchasing on sites like Craigslist and other classifieds, there is no way to know that the tickets you are buying have been activated and won’t end with disappointment when you get with your family to the park. Always purchase from legal outlets and you will be assured of a hassle-free ticket experience each time you purchase.