Disney Guests Scammed With Fake Tickets Through Popular Trend

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Disneyland Guests have been scammed out of Disneyland tickets!

Disneyland is a world-renowned theme park and resort located in Anaheim, California. It was the first park built by Walt Disney himself and has become a beloved destination for families and fans of all ages.

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Disneyland Resort is known as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” However, Some Guests do not have wonderful, magical moments at Disneyland.

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Disneyland is home to two theme parks: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Each Disney Park includes something for all Guests.

In recent social media post, one Guest talks about how they were scammed out of tickets to “The Happiest Place on Earth.”

“hoping to save what any money however possible, I very stupidly went the route of looking for discount park hopper tickets to maximize the one day we could actually spend there, and have more for any memorabilia. Found someone whose likely imaginary sister works for Disney, and is selling tickets.”

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The Guest asked all the right questions and even though they had found someone who allegedly worked at Disneyland selling the tickets. Sadly when it came for payment, that is when they were scammed. They sent $400 dollars through Zelle, and to add park hoppers, they sent another $25.00 per ticket, so altogether, this would-be Guest sent them $500 for Disneyland tickets.

I asked every question under the sun and after consulting wife, initiated a Zelle transfer for $400, and when advised that that was for single park tix, and parkhoppers are another $25/ea, completed that also. $500 total laid out, they sent me proof of a printout and some Disney QR codes, looking official enough. Go to start loading to my app, nothing works. Texts no longer responded to and I believe they blocked my number, as calls go right to message stating a voicemail has not been set up.

Once they sent the money, sadly, the person selling the tickets blocked their numbers, and stopped responding to them, pretty much ghosting them. When they went to add the Disney tickets to the Disneyland app nothing worked.

This Guest is now warning others about Disneyland scams, and to always go through the Disneyland official website. The experience of being scammed can be traumatic, leaving victims feeling violated and helpless


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To avoid being scammed, it’s important to be vigilant and aware of common scam tactics. Never give out personal information over the phone or through email if you are sure of the legitimacy of the request. Be cautious of unsolicited emails, text messages, or phone calls, especially those that request urgent action or offer a reward that seems too good to be true. If you suspect you have been scammed, it’s important to take action immediately.

Have you been scammed trying to buy Disney Park tickets?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.