What if your Disney Tickets were stolen?
Are you prepared?
I ask because this recently happened to a MDT reader and their family. They’d arrived in Orlando for their long awaited vacation and stopped at a local grocery store for some supplies. While in the store, their vehicle was broken into and their luggage, with their WDW tickets inside was stolen.
What an awful situation!
They were a large multi-military member party using an assortment of military discounted ticket types purchased at different bases. Some tickets they were able to have replaced (because their ITT/ITR kept good records) and others could not be and they had to buy replacements.
What You Can Do To Protect Yourself
If you are purchasing your Disney tickets (Disney World or Disneyland) from your local base prior to leaving on your trip you should follow these procedures in case your tickets are lost or stolen.
- Save your receipt!
- Take pictures of the back of each ticket
- Print one set of photos
- Keep another set on your camera/phone
- Keep the tickets/prints/digital copies in different locations
When leaving for vacation
Keep the tickets, prints, and digital copies separate. Bring your receipt too, stash it with your prints.
Then if your tickets are lost or stollen you can use the picture/prints and the receipt to get replacement ones from Disney at no cost.
Different Military Disney Tickets
There are two types of Military discounted tickets, the Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets and the Regular Military Discounted Magic Your Way tickets.
Depending on which you have will require different procedures from this point.
The Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets must be activated prior to use. In doing so you are registering those tickets in your name. If they are lost or stolen after activation Disney can just pull you up in the computer and re-issue you your tickets. You can ditch the pictures and other proof at that time.
If you buy your Disney Armed Forces Salute tickets direct from Disney and activate them at the same time there is no need for these precautions as your name is associated with the tickets from the get go.
The Regular Military Discounted Magic Your Way tickets are ready for use when you buy them and no interaction with Disney staff is required during their use. If they are lost or stollen at any time until they are used up you will need your assembled proof to get them re-issued so be sure to keep it separate from the tickets!
An Ounce Of Prevention
I know this might seem over the top. But it takes almost no time and could literally save your vacation.
By the way, during the re-issue process the old tickets are voided in the system and become of no use to the thief.
I was so sorry to hear the above story from someone in our community and I hope this info will help protect us all!
p.s. we military love our acronyms so this has been your DISTICPYSSEC briefing for the year…
Planning a Disney Trip? Want to get the best military discounts that are available? Feeling a little confused? See our:
Learn about the Disney Armed Forces Salute the best military discount that there is for Disney. For where to stay see our Resorts/Hotel Overview Page. Disney doesn’t discount dining for the military, but there are a few places on property that do, see the Dining Overview Page to learn where plus more dining info. You can also learn about Transportation Options. Be sure to check out our Technology Overview to learn about Magic Bands and My Disney Experience to see how they work with military tickets. Walt Disney World visitors might be interested in staying at Shades of Green, WDW’s Military Only Resort.