Woman caught selling fake Walt Disney World tickets: How to avoid theme park ticket scams

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A woman in Florida was caught selling fake Walt Disney World theme park tickets. WFTV reported last week that 22-year-old Tabreshia Hendry was arrested in Orange County, FL after being accused of selling fake theme park tickets and getting away with hundreds of dollars in cash.

Between November 2017 and May 2018, Hendry had reportedly been selling fake tickets to the Walt Disney World, Universal, and SeaWorld theme parks, and at least three people fell victim to her scam. One of her alleged victims purchased what he thought were 9 Walt Disney World tickets for $30 each on the online marketplace Offer Up. According to WFTV, the victim paid Hendry $270 in cash and never received his tickets. Though Hendry was arrested last Thursday, she was bailed out of jail by the following morning.

But the victims of her scam aren’t the only ones falling prey to cheap theme park ticket deals. Countless sellers post theme park ticket deals for popular destinations in California and Florida. And chances are, if you see a listing on a classifieds website that looks too cheap to be real, it’s probably fake.

If you want to take your family on a Disney vacation, you’re probably trying to come up with all of the ways you can save as much money possible. But whatever you do, make sure buying extremely discounted theme park tickets in the process. Because if the price seems too low to be true, it probably is.

Where to buy official Walt Disney World theme park tickets

There are only a few ways to guarantee that your Walt Disney World theme park tickets are 100% real. Of course, a surefire way is to purchase valid Walt Disney World theme park tickets (or tickets to any theme park) through the official theme park website. But if you’re trying to save money, here are some helpful resources for you to check out when planning your Walt Disney World vacation.

Undercover Tourist

Undercover Tourist is an authorized ticket seller for Disney and many other park tickets and they have been selling discounted theme park tickets since 2000. Through Undercover Tourist, you can purchase completely valid discounted theme park tickets to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal, and other magical destinations. The offer discounted rates, free shipping, and flexible refund policies. Click here to purchase theme park tickets through Undercover Tourist. 

The Official Ticket Center

The Official Ticket Center is another authorized ticket resource for discounted Orlando theme park tickets that we highly recommended. If you’re planning a Florida vacation and you want to check out Walt Disney World and other theme parks in the area, this is a great website to purchase from. Click here to purchase theme park tickets through The Official Ticket Center. One of the unique features about The Official Ticket Center versus other authorized ticket sellers is they have a physical office near Walt Disney World and Universal Studios so in the unlikely event anything goes wrong you can visit them in person as well as online. Unfortunately they do not currently sell Disneyland and other west coast park tickets.

Academy Travel

Academy Travel is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner that can plan your entire Walt Disney World vacation. We highly recommend using Academy Travel for all of your vacation planning because of their excellent service, reputation, and offers. The travel agents at Academy Travel work directly with Disney to provide you with the most magical vacation you can imagine, and their services are at no extra cost to you. Click here for a free, no-obligation vacation quote from Academy Travel.

Where do you usually purchase your Walt Disney World theme park tickets? Let us know in the comments!

Source: WFTV