How NOT to Lose Your Ticket to Walt Disney World

Ticket to Walt Disney World

Tickets to Walt Disney World
Copyright 2013 Molly Gold

Have you ever lost your ticket to Walt Disney World ?  You know I’m a long time fan and pride myself on sharing the best advice I can about being organized in everything right? Well guess who lost her ticket to Walt Disney World during a Disney Social Media Moms Celebration????  Yes, that’s right, me. Its taken me this long to finally coming clean and tell you how I lost my ticket to Walt Disney World in the first place (on the way to Epcot Center) and because I love to share tips that are truly useful, how you can avoid having the same thing happen to you.

One of the highlights of the 2011 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration was participating in Disney’s Wild Africa Trek. I had an amazing time that was as much fun as it was magical thanks to my partners in crime Jodi, Val, and Amy along with our exceptionally fun hosts from Disney’s PR and Social Media teams. Because a big part of my day was social media related, I was covered in cameras in cases hanging off of my wrists and belt loops. Those cases had pockets an in an effort to streamline and NOT go all fanny pack on you, I used the interior pockets to their fullest.

After a wonderful morning, I hustled over to Epcot Center where I could not wait to take in the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival and meet my family for lunch and some time in Pixie Hollow with TinkerBell and the gang. Then it was back to our hotel room to get ready for the Magic of Healthy Living event and it was somewhere in Epcot Center or on the Monorail that I lost my ticket to Walt Disney World. Here are the two things I did wrong that you can make sure to avoid on your next trip to Walt Disney World Resorts.

Put your ticket to Walt Disney World in a pouch on a lanyard.

You spend a few dollars for this pouch and you can store both your ticket to Walt Disney World and your photo pass card there. I’m telling you, the Photo Pass is the best thing ever! Disney makes sure you have professional photo opportunities at all the best locations and at the end of your trip you’ll be able to pick and choose what you want, make a photo album online if you like, and mix in all your own shots as well. Its a wonderful resource that helps you stay focused on the fun and leave capturing the photo memories to them.

Take a photo of the back of your ticket to Walt Disney World.

All it takes is 30 seconds to take that picture and if you lose a ticket, simply visit guest services and they can replace it no questions asked. For extra credit do the same thing with your Photo Pass and a new one will be reissued carrying all the same photo data as well. Its really such a simple thing and the icing on the cake? They even tell you to do this when they hand them out. I know ~ total train wreck on my end for sure!

So there you have it. Even I lose things so I hope these tips help you Outsmart In Chaos on your next trip to Walt Disney World.  Tell me…

How to you keep track of important items like tickets while on vacation?

If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World, check out our Vacation Planning Playlist on YouTube for more tips and insights.  You can also find all kinds of detailed information from the Disney Moms Panel. No I am not a member, but I am Disney College Program Alumni, receiving my Ducktoriate in 1986 as an Attractions Hostess for the Universe of Energy. Why yes, that’s in Epcot Center…..where I lost my ticket!

Disclosure: Special Thanks to Disney Social Media. As part of my paid registration for The Social Media Moms Celebration, I received for myself and my family discounted accommodations, attractions tickets, attendance to special events, and branded merchandise. I was not asked to post about the event or this topic. My opinions are entirely my own.

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  • Debra @ A Frugal Friend September 17, 2011, 12:37 am

    Great tip – never even thought about taking a pic of the back of the tickets – I will next trip for sure! Hoping to bump into you at another #DisneySMMoms event 🙂

  • Molly Gold September 17, 2011, 1:49 am

    Hi Debra! The worst part about losing it was that the staff tells you to do this and in my distraction I did not. Its easy insurance and takes all of 30 seconds =) I would be honored to return to #DisneySMMoms if its offered again and see you there =)

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