Morning Thrill Seekers,
Representatives of Disney, Universal and SeaWorld were present on Monday to see the U.S. senate approve a bill to further penalise the selling of fraudulent Orlando Attraction Tickets.
Under the new bill (SB 394), people or vendors who are caught selling multipark or multi-day tickets after they have already been used (regardless of the amount of time), will face a fine ranging from no more than $500 to a maximum of $10,000.
The bill also altered the law so that repeated violations will be treated as a felony instead of a misdemeanor.
All the major theme park owners have been very vocal when it comes to illegal re-sellers and have consistently stated that penalties have not been severe enough to deter fraud.
The new bill also extends the term “theme park tickets” to include new technologies such as Disney’s MyMagic+ project.
Alan Hays, Umatilla Republican Senator said
Right now, it’s protecting the consumers, those unsuspecting visitors who think they’re buying a legitimate ticket only to find when they get to the gate that the ticket is expired or is non transferrable or some other horrible thing
Possibly the most interesting part of the bill was the amendment to the ownership of a theme park ticket which has altered from “personal property” to being “licenses” restricted by the original seller.
Remember pre-purchasing your Orlando Attraction Tickets before you go can not only save you money but is also the safest way.