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10 Scams to Avoid When Planning Your Walt Disney World Vacation

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 ...

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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 ...

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10 Scams to Avoid When Planning Your Walt Disney World Vacation

6) “Free Disney tickets” banners See #3 above. Disney tickets cost money. That’s how Disney stays open and continually expands and betters its parks. Disney tickets are not free. Run. Do not stop at that booth, kiosk or hole-in-the-wall shop if they have a banner or sign offering free Disney tickets. You will absolutely not get in to the parks ...

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10 Scams to Avoid When Planning Your Walt Disney World Vacation

7) “Unused” Disney tickets There are so many con-artists out there who want to take from others, that they have resorted to selling “unused” Disney tickets. At first thought, it sounds quasi-reputable. People buy 10-day tickets and only use 5 days. So now you can purchase those 5-day tickets at a great discount, right? Wrong—for two reasons: first, Disney uses ...

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10 Scams to Avoid When Planning Your Walt Disney World Vacation

8) Disney trip giveaways There have been scams involving supposed Disney trip giveaways. The first clue that these are scams is that they aren’t promoted by the Walt Disney Company, and the organization pretending to give away the trips is in no way affiliated with Disney. There are legitimate contests that Disney participates in and promotes, but it is very ...

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10 Scams to Avoid When Planning Your Walt Disney World Vacation

9) Third-party, unauthorized ticket sellers A trip to the Disney World Resort is no small undertaking. It’s certainly not the least expensive trip you can take—not by a long shot. Because of this, it makes sense that Guests are looking for possible ways to save a little green when heading to meet the Mouse. If you are browsing online for ...

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10 Scams to Avoid When Planning Your Walt Disney World Vacation

10) Unbelievably low prices on Disney World vacation packages You may have received a phone call from a telemarketer, offering you a trip to Disney at an unbelievable rate. The phone calls usually offer something like a 4 night/5 day vacation for four to Walt Disney World for $1200. Remember that word “unbelievable?” In this case it means “you are ...

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