Menu

10 Scams to Avoid When Planning Your Walt Disney World Vacation

 

3) Fake Walt Disney World Facebook pages

There are many illegitimate Disney World Facebook pages online—even calling themselves “official,” and administrators of these fake pages make posts about entering a contest to win a trip to the parks by “liking” their posts and “sharing” the posts on your own Facebook page. Since these pages are fake and in no way affiliated with the Walt Disney Company, liking and sharing will most likely only lead to your demise—your Facebook account and friends list may be hacked. The only truly official Walt Disney World page has the title “Walt Disney World” and a blue circle next to it with a checkmark in it. It also has close to 20 million likes and 15 million users following the page.

 

2) $59 Magic Kingdom tickets

The cost for a one-day ticket to Magic Kingdom during peak season is over $130. During non-peak seasons, a one-day Magic Kingdom ticket is around $120. Disney does not offer a 50% savings on park tickets. This is true even for annual passholders and Guests who are members of AAA and AARP. So it doesn’t make sense that there are tickets available for half of the regular price. And if you purchase these tickets, you run the risk of being turned away at the park gates because you have invalid or fake tickets. Don’t run that risk—as stated before, only purchase tickets from Disney World or from authorized third-party sellers.

1) Phone scams informing you that you’ve won a trip to the parks

Think back. Do you remembering entering a legitimate contest in the hopes of winning a Disney trip? No? If not, there’s about a 99% chance that you won’t be winning that contest—the one you never entered. Consider any such communication dishonest. Further, if you are informed that you’ve won a “contest” for a Disney trip, but you are also informed you must pay for part of the trip, know that the contest and the trip are illegitimate.

Be sure to plan for your Disney trip responsibly, and when searching for ways to save money, be careful about indulging in sketchy or shady promotions that may only lead to trouble for you and your family.

NexT article  >> 12 Things No One Tells You About Walt Disney World

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!