RUMOR: Disneyland Resort to Retire Free Paper Theme Park Tickets This Week
With the soft-launch of the MagicBand+ this week and the growing trend of guests simply using their phones to enter the Disneyland Resort theme parks, Disney will reportedly be phasing out the distribution of paper tickets for guests over the course of the next week.
Several Cast Members at the Disneyland Resort have indicated that paper tickets will be phased out for most guests, of course already having been done so for those with a Magic Key. Supposedly, paper tickets would be available to all guests the same way they are to Magic Key holders currently, through an added-cost purchase at a ticket booth.
Reportedly, all tickets purchased online as of this week (as of the price increases) will no longer have a replacement paper ticket printed out at the turnstile. While it is sad that these relics of theme park history are fading away, guests will likely be ecstatic to see entry lines move a little faster every morning at both parks.
As with any rumor, this story is not confirmed until announced by Disney, which we suspect will happen later this week once the changes go into effect.
What do you think? Should guests still be getting paper tickets, or should everything be via the phone and MagicBand+?