WDW Historical Ticket Descriptions

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This is a listing of each ticket entitlement sold during the four decades of Walt Disney World.

Tickets of the 1970's

General Admission - Allowed admission to the MK and use of all free attractions and shows in the park. Allowed transportation (use of monorail, steamboat [later called ferryboat], motor launches and trams) between the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) and the Magic Kingdom. Discontinued in 1980. Became 1 Day Ticket in 1981.

5 Adventure Books - These were only available to Cast Members or given out as complimentary tickets by Disney. They contained 5 tickets that were each good for any attraction.

7 Adventure Books - Allowed admission to the MK and use of all free attractions and shows in the park. Book contained 7 tickets that were good on individual rides (one A ticket, one B ticket, one C ticket, two D tickets and two E tickets). Allowed transportation (use of monorail and/or steam/ferryboat) between the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) and the Magic Kingdom. Introduced at park opening in 1971. Discontinued at the end of 1972.

8 Adventure Books - Allowed admission to the MK and use of all free attractions and shows in the park. Book contained 8 tickets that were good on individual rides (one A ticket, one B ticket, one C ticket, two D tickets and three E tickets). Allowed transportation (use of monorail, ferryboat, motor launches and trams) between the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) and the Magic Kingdom. Introduced in 1973. Discontinued in 1980.

8 Adventure MKC Books (1973-1980) - Sold exclusively to Magic Kingdom Club members during fall, winter and spring. Allowed admission to the MK and use of all free attractions and shows in the park. Book of 8 tickets, individual ones early (one each A, B and C tickets, two D tickets and three E tickets) then ones that were good on any attraction in the late '70's. Allowed transportation (use of monorail, ferryboat, motor launches and trams) between the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) and the Magic Kingdom. Introduced in 1973. Discontinued in 1980.

10 Adventure Books (1980) - Available to the general public for the first time. Allowed admission to the MK and use of all free attractions and shows in the park. Book contained 10 tickets that were good on any attraction except the Shootin' Gallery. Allowed transportation (use of monorail, ferryboat, motor launches and trams) between the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) and the Magic Kingdom. Introduced in 1980. Discontinued in 1981.

10 Adventure MKC Books (1975-1980) - Sold exclusively to Magic Kingdom Club members and only during the summer. Allowed admission to the MK and use of all free attractions and shows in the park. Book contained 10 tickets, individual ones early (one A and one B tickets, two C tickets, three D and E tickets) then ones that were good on any attraction in the late '70's. Allowed transportation (use of monorail, ferryboat, motor launches and trams) between the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) and the Magic Kingdom. Introduced in 1975. Discontinued in 1980.

11 Adventure Books - Allowed admission to the MK and use of all free attractions and shows in the park. Book contained 11 tickets that were good on individual rides (one A ticket, one B ticket, two C ticket, three D tickets and four E tickets). Allowed transportation (use of monorail, steamboat [later ferryboat], motor launches and trams) between the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) and the Magic Kingdom. Introduced at park opening in 1971. Discontinued in 1972.

12 Adventure Books - Allowed admission to the MK and use of all free attractions and shows in the park. Book contained 12 tickets that were good on individual rides (one A ticket, one B ticket, two C ticket, four D tickets and four E tickets). Allowed transportation (use of monorail, ferryboat, motor launches and trams) between the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) and the Magic Kingdom. Introduced in 1973. Discontinued in 1979.

2 Day 16 Adventure Book - Allowed two days admissions to the MK for one person, 16 attraction tickets (six E tickets, four D tickets, two each of C, B and A tickets) plus round trip transportation to Walt Disney Village in Lake Buena Vista. Allowed transportation (use of monorail and/or ferryboat) between the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) and the Magic Kingdom. Introduced in 1977. Discontinued in 1980.

2 Day 17 Adventure Book - Allowed two days admissions to the MK for one person, 16 attraction tickets plus a coupon for the cruise to Treasure Island. Allowed transportation (use of monorail and/or ferryboat) between the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) and the Magic Kingdom. Introduced in 1974. Discontinued in 1976.

2 Day 18 Adventure Vacation Kingdom Books - Allowed admission to the MK for 2 days for one person and use of all free attractions and shows in the park. Book contained 16 tickets that were good on individual rides (one A ticket, one B ticket, four C ticket, five D tickets and five E tickets). Allowed transportation (use of monorail, ferryboat, motor launches and trams) between the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) and the Magic Kingdom. Included coupon for transportation and admission to River Country. Only available in 1976.

2 Day Magic Kingdom Passport - Allowed admission to the MK for two days for one person. All rides were included. Introduced in 1978. Discontinued in 1981.

Guided Tour - Consisted of a 3.5 hour guided walking tour covering 5 attractions plus admission to 2 others of your choice. Introduced in 1971. Discontinued in 1978.

River Country/Discovery Island Combo - Allowed one admission to River Country and one admission to Discovery Island (called Treasure Island until 1978). Originally called the Water Adventure Ticket. Included transportation to both. Introduced in 1976. Discontinued in 1999.


Tickets of the 1980's

One Day Ticket - Admission to a single park on one day. Park hopping was not allowed. This ticket replaced the General Admission category. Introduced in 1982. Discontinued at the end of 2004.

1 Day Unlimited MK Passport - Included MK admission for one day, unlimited use of attractions except Shootin' Gallery and unlimited use of the WDW transportation system. This ticket came with a string to hang the ticket on your wrist or shirt button. Only available in 1981.

2 Day MK Passport - Allowed admission to the MK for two days for one person. All rides were included. Introduced in 1978. Discontinued in 1981.

3 Day MK Passport - Included admission to the MK for three days for one person plus one admission to River Country and the World Cruise to Discovery Island. Included unlimited use of the WDW transportation system. Available in 1980 and 1981 only.

3 Day World Passport - Disney's first park hopping ticket allowed unlimited use of both the MK and Epcot for three days for one person. Introduced in 1982. Discontinued in 1990.

4 Day World Passport - Allowed unlimited use of both the MK and Epcot for four days for one person. Introduced in 1982. Discontinued in 1992.

5 Day World Passport - Allowed unlimited use of both the MK and Epcot for five days for one person. Introduced in 1984. Discontinued in 1991.

River Country/Discovery Island Combo - Allowed one admission to River Country and one admission to Discovery Island. Included transportation to both. Introduced in 1976. Discontinued in 1999.


Tickets of the 1990's

One Day Ticket - Admission to a single park on one day. Park hopping was not allowed. This ticket replaced the General Admission category. Introduced in 1982. Discontinued at the end of 2004.

4 Day Park Hopper - Allowed 4 days of park hopping between the theme parks for one person. Introduced in 1994, it replaced the 4 Day Super Pass. Discontinued at the end of 2004.

4 Day Super Pass - Included unlimited admission to MK, Epcot and MGM Studios for any four days for one person. Also included unlimited use of transportation linking the parks. It included admission to the minor parks (TL, RC, DI, and PI) for seven consecutive days from first use of pass. Introduced in 1991, it replaced the 4 Day Worldpassport. Discontinued in 1994.

4 Day Value Pass - Not a park hopper. Allowed a single visit each to MK, Epcot and MGM Studios and a fourth day to any park you chose. Introduced in 1994. Discontinued in 1998.

5 Day All-In-One - Good for 5 days of admissions to any theme park or minor park (MK, EC, MGM, TL, BB, RC, DI, and PI). It allowed all the park hopping you wanted on any day. Introduced in 1997. Discontinued in 1998.

5 Day Around The World - allowed one day at each of Disney's three major parks (no hopping allowed) and two days of "guest's choice" admissions, during which they could return to a major park or visit Typhoon Lagoon, River Country, Discovery Island or Pleasure Island. Sold only to Day Guests. Introduced in December 1993. Discontinued in March 1994.

5 Day Park Hopper - Allowed 5 days of park hopping between the theme parks for one person. Introduced in 1998. Discontinued at the end of 2004.

5 Day Park Hopper Plus - Allowed 5 days of park hopping between the theme parks for one person. Also included two "plus visits" each valid for a single admission to your choice of TL, BB, RC, WWoS or PI. Introduced in 1998. Discontinued at the end of 2004.

5 Day Super Duper Pass - Included unlimited admission to MK, Epcot and MGM Studios for any five days for one person. Also included unlimited admission for seven consecutive days from first use of pass to Typhoon Lagoon, River Country, Discovery Island, and Pleasure Island. Also included unlimited use of transportation linking the parks. Introduced in 1991, it replaced the 5 Day Worldpassport. Discontinued in 1994.

5 Day World Hopper - Included unlimited admission to MK, Epcot and MGM Studios for any five days for one person. Also included unlimited admission for seven consecutive days from first use of pass to Typhoon Lagoon, River Country, Discovery Island, and Pleasure Island. Also included unlimited use of transportation linking the parks. Introduced in 1994, it replaced the 5 Day Super Duper Pass. Discontinued in 1998.

6 Day All-In-One - Good for 6 days of admissions to any theme park or minor park (MK, EC, MGM, TL, BB, RC, DI, and PI). It allowed all the park hopping you wanted on any day. Introduced in 1997. Discontinued in 1998.

6 Day Park Hopper Plus - Allowed 6 days of park hopping between the theme parks for one person. Also included three "plus visits" valid for a single admission to your choice of TL, BB, RC, WWoS or PI. Introduced in 1998. Discontinued at the end of 2004.

7 Day All-In-One - Good for 7 days of admissions to any theme park or minor park (MK, EC, MGM, TL, BB, RC, DI, and PI). It allowed all the park hopping you wanted on any day. Introduced in 1997. Discontinued in 1998.

7 Day Park Hopper Plus - Allowed 7 days of park hopping between the theme parks for one person. Also included four "plus visits" valid for a single admission to your choice of TL, BB, RC, WWoS or PI. Introduced in 1998. Discontinued at the end of 2004.

River Country/Discovery Island Combo - Allowed one admission to River Country and one admission to Discovery Island. Included transportation to both. Introduced in 1976. Discontinued in 1999.

Length Of Stay Passports - Allowed unlimited admission to all gated attractions for the entire length of the stay at a Disney resort. Sold based on the number of nights of your stay ranging from 1 night to 13 nights. Introduced in 1993 as the "Be Our Guest Pass". Became "Length Of Stay Pass" in 1995, "Unlimited Magic Pass" in 1999, and "Ultimate Park Hopper" in 2001. Discontinued in 2005 with the coming of Magic Your Way tickets..


Tickets of the 2000's

One Day Ticket - Admission to a single park on one day. Park hopping was not allowed. This ticket replaced the General Admission category. Introduced in 1982. Discontinued at the end of 2004.

4 Day Park Hopper - Allowed 4 days of park hopping between the theme parks for one person. Introduced in 1994, it replaced the 4 Day Super Pass. Discontinued at the end of 2004.

5 Day Park Hopper - Allowed 5 days of park hopping between the theme parks for one person. Introduced in 1998. Discontinued at the end of 2004.

5 Day Park Hopper Plus - Allowed 5 days of park hopping between the theme parks for one person. Also included two "plus visits" each valid for a single admission to your choice of TL, BB, RC, WWoS or PI. Introduced in 1998. Discontinued at the end of 2004.

6 Day Park Hopper Plus - Allowed 6 days of park hopping between the theme parks for one person. Also included three "plus visits" valid for a single admission to your choice of TL, BB, RC, WWoS or PI. Introduced in 1998. Discontinued at the end of 2004.

7 Day Park Hopper Plus - Allowed 7 days of park hopping between the theme parks for one person. Also included four "plus visits" valid for a single admission to your choice of TL, BB, RC, WWoS or PI. Introduced in 1998. Discontinued at the end of 2004.

Length Of Stay Passports - Allowed unlimited admission to all gated attractions for the entire length of the stay at a Disney resort. Sold based on the number of nights of your stay ranging from 1 night to 13 nights. Introduced in 1993 as the "Be Our Guest Pass". Became "Length Of Stay Pass" in 1995, "Unlimited Magic Pass" in 1999, and "Ultimate Park Hopper" in 2001. Discontinued in 2005 with the coming of Magic Your Way tickets..

Magic Your Way Base Ticket - Allows entry to your choice of one theme park per day for the length of the ticket. Park hopping is not allowed. Tickets expire 14 days after first use unless No Expiration option is purchased at additional cost. Introduced in 2005.

Magic Your Way Park Hopper Ticket - Allows entry to any theme park for the length of the ticket. Park hopping is allowed. Tickets expire 14 days after first use unless No Expiration option is purchased at additional cost. Introduced in 2005.

Magic Your Way Magic Plus Pack Ticket - Allows entry to any theme park for the length of the ticket. Park hopping is not allowed. Also includes a varying number of "plus visits" to the minor parks. Tickets expire 14 days after first use unless No Expiration option is purchased at additional cost. Introduced in 2005.

Magic Your Way Magic Premium Ticket - Combines both the Park Hopper and Magic Plus Pack with the Base Ticket. Allows entry to any theme park for the length of the ticket. Park hopping is allowed. Also includes a varying number of "plus visits" to the minor parks. Tickets expire 14 days after first use unless No Expiration option is purchased at additional cost. Introduced in 2005.


Ongoing Tickets

Annual Passport - Allows admission to all theme parks for a period of one year. Introduced in 1982.

Premium Annual Passport - Allows admission to all parks - theme parks and minor parks - for a period of one year. Introduced in 1994.

Premier Passport - valid for admission to all theme parks at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Introduced March 11, 2010.

A Lesson in Annual Passport History: From 1971 to 1982, guests could purchase either ticket books or a general admission ticket (which was for park admission but did not include rides or attractions). In 1982, for example one could get a general admission ticket for $9.50. It would have been used primarily by locals who wanted to come to the park to eat in the restaurants, shop in the stores, and even sit on the benches and watch the people. A 10-ride ticket book was $11.50. With the demise of the ticket books in June, 1982, a passport, then costing $13.25, was the only offering. There were no more general admission tickets offered. Because of feedback from locals both in Orlando and in Anaheim who were dismayed over the loss of the general admission tickets, Disney decided to sell annual passports. The first ones at Walt Disney World were made available on September 28, 1982, at a cost of $100. The first ones at Disneyland were issued in June, 1983. - Courtesy of Dave Smith, Archive Director of the Walt Disney Archives




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