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I am a working mother of four adult children, 2 granddogs, and one grandcat. I have been a Disney fanatic since 1959, when my parents took my sister and I on a journey across the country to Disneyland. Needless to say, we were thrilled, and this became our vacation destination for the next 10 years. Later, when Walt Disney World was opened, we travelled to Florida and discovered a whole new Disney experience, and WDW became our new vacation destination. Now, our extended family members are all Disney Fanatics and always ready to talk about anything Disney.

10 Experiences Grandparents Will Love Having With Grandkids at Walt Disney World

Cinderella Castle

Walt Disney World is one of the most popular and most visited theme parks in the world, with thrilling rides, delightful attractions, exciting colorful parades, brilliant fireworks, live entertainment, and extraordinary dining and shopping venues. It is truly a world like no other, where dreams really do come true. Families of all sizes and cultures visit this “most magical place ...

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8 Scams You Should Avoid When Planning a Walt Disney World Trip

1. Dining “Scalpers” Unfortunately, there are Disney Dining brokers out there who flood Disney’s systems with requests for Disney dining reservations, and then charge you for them.  How do they do it?  Well, they book Disney World dining reservations ahead of time under fake names and then will scalp them for money.  Guests will be charged as much as $15 ...

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8 Scams You Should Avoid When Planning a Walt Disney World Trip

Cinderella Castle

2. Resale of partially used multi-day tickets This practice is illegal in Florida, so don’t even think about purchasing used tickets.  Also, Disney will know because they use a scanning device that takes your fingerprint whenever you enter a Disney theme park, and it’s connected to your ticket.  Your fingerprint is not going to match the fingerprint of the original ...

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8 Scams You Should Avoid When Planning a Walt Disney World Trip

Disney Tickets

3. Social Media WDW free ticket contests Sometimes friends will share WDW contest posts that state you can win tickets by sharing, liking, or commenting on a post to win Disney World tickets.  If you see these types of posts on Facebook, do not share.  These fake profiles have names like “Walt Disney World.”, or “Walt Disney-World,” and may include ...

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8 Scams You Should Avoid When Planning a Walt Disney World Trip

Epcot Monorail

4. “Free”? Disney World Vacation Whenever you see the word “free” in conjunction with a Walt Disney World Vacation, run, don’t walk to the nearest exit.  There is no such thing as free at Walt Disney World, except cups of water at most quick serve restaurants.  Even if you win a legitimate Disney World vacation in an authorized Disney contest, ...

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8 Scams You Should Avoid When Planning a Walt Disney World Trip

Pizza Delivery

5. Pizza Delivery Scam If you find pizza delivery fliers pushed under your Resort Hotel door, be aware that many of these are fakes.  The criminals get your credit card number and never deliver the pizza.  Disney even supported a law banning this type of activity, but in some cases, the fliers still continue.  There are some Disney Resorts that ...

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8 Scams You Should Avoid When Planning a Walt Disney World Trip

Disney Cast Member

6. Cast Member Complimentary Tickets These tickets can be easily faked, and fakes won’t work; also, they are not supposed to be sold.  It may seem a cast member is trying to do you a favor, but do the research.  These tickets will most likely be declined.

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8 Scams You Should Avoid When Planning a Walt Disney World Trip

Disney Park Tickets

7. Outside Sources There are plenty of shops in the surrounding areas of Walt Disney World, and quite a few souvenir stands in the entire state of Florida.  Many of these outside vendors offer WDW tickets at amazingly low prices, but the problem is they’re not legitimate.  They look authentic, but even if they tell you the tickets are valid, ...

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8 Scams You Should Avoid When Planning a Walt Disney World Trip

Discount Disney Tickets

8. Internet Fraud Avoid purchasing WDW tickets at any other site other than the official Walt Disney World web page, where you can also get Resort and Dining information.  Disney does not allow its authorized ticket dealers to use the word “Disney” in their URLs, so stay away from these sites.  Disney doesn’t allow ticket brokers to sell discounted 1-day ...

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8 Scams You Should Avoid When Planning a Walt Disney World Trip

Walt Disney World, “The Most Magical Place on Earth”, is visited by thousands of people every day.  So many of these guests have saved up for years for this one extra special Disney Vacation.  Unfortunately, there is no shortage of dishonest members of our society who prey on unsuspecting travelers by offering “too good to be true” discounts on admission ...

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