04 September 2007

Tickets, Please (Updated)


They sure don't make 'em like they used to. One of the things I love about EPCOT Center is that it had style. The merchandise, attractions, and all around details were incredibly stylish and eye-catching. This ticket no doubt got you excited to experience Walt Disney's Greatest Dream!

This special edition commemorative is truly a dandy. The design of the ticket is a Herb Ryman concept of EPCOT Center and depicts the image of what most people think about when you say "EPCOT." The embroidered gold lettering was also a nice touch in making this ticket appear more collectible. The bottom left corner is stamped with a ticket number and mine reads 050868.


The back of the ticket has the official Disney seal of approval and reads ©1981 Walt Disney Productions. Also worth noting about the back of the ticket is the mention of an attached voucher. My ticket does not have an attached voucher because it was presumably ripped off to admit the person who used it. The complete ticket has a voucher for a three-day world adventure unlimited admission to EPCOT Center and Magic Kingdom and unlimited transportation within the Walt Disney World Resort.




The ticket came inside of its own EPCOT Center envelope. The envelope measures 4in x 9in and has raised lettering. The envelope's color is gray and has a cloudy reflection. Now I mention the color because I have two other envelopes that were supposedly given to VIPs. The envelopes are incredibly shiny and the raised lettering is chunkier than the one pictured above.



These tickets were sold at the EPCOT preview center inside of the Magic Kingdom and at the Transportation and Ticket Center. Pictured below is what you might of looked like buying you tickets to EPCOT in 1982...




23 comments:

Better Living Through Imagineering said...

Wow! This is very cool. I have a similar ticket that was issued for the opening of EuroDisneyland, as it was know at the time. But I had no idea that they had done the same thing for Epcot's opening.

Thanks to your post I bought one of these on eBay last night. Thanks for the tip!

Disneyana World said...

Wow, your blogger name is great!

I'm glad you were inspired to buy some of these awesome tickets.

Do you have any pictures handy of your EuroDisney tix?

Better Living Through Imagineering said...

I do in fact have the EuroDisney ticket posted at Flickr, along with some other vintage Disney photos and memorabilia I'm slowly getting scanned or photographed.

I'm glad to have found your site. This stuff really takes me back!

Robin said...

Interesting! I own 2 of these commemorative EPCOT tickets -- unused and in the original envelope in which they were mailed to me, along with the "21st century begins..." brochure and have often wondered about their value to collectors. For the record, I purchased mine through a special offer that was published in American Express's Travel + Leisure magazine!

Disneyana World said...

If you were to sell those items as a whole, you could make some nice coin.

SouthTXWayne said...

I have a Commemorative Ticket from Epcot, That is Gold and encased is Glass. It is Number 173 of 2,500. Has Anyone ever seen one of these before? I Can't find them on eBay.

Disneyana World said...

I'm 99% sure I have seen it. Do you have pictures of it you could send me?

I might of even bid on it before.

natspts said...

i own epcot opening day ticket 000000 given to marty sklar any idea of value

Disneyana World said...

e-mail me, i'd love to talk about it.

Anonymous said...

Hi All. We have (2) Epcot Commemorative Tickets that are unused and we're trying to get an idea of their value. They are ticket numbers 1642/1643, both in their original envelopes and in very good condition. Again... the actual admittance ticket portions are still attached. Any help would be appreciated.

Dave and Heather

Disneyana World said...

Dave and Heather,

A recent auction of a complete EPCOT Center opening day ticket went for $158.00.

Hope this is encouraging.

Any more questions?

Horizons19831999@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Are there that many unused tickets out there? I have two DISNEY-MGM COMMEMORATIVE TICKETS for 4 day admission and was wondering what they are worth $ or admission. Can anyone help?

king said...

i have 4 unused epcot center special edition commemorative tickets #182800 - 182803. there in a white envelope (regular mail) from orlando,fla. 8-31-1982. what do you think ? king

Anonymous said...

Mouse Surplus was selling the envelopes a few years ago. Apparently Disney had held onto a surplus for 25 years and then decided to get rid of them. They had both the gray and shiny ones, both for 10 cents each.

Anonymous said...

hi can some one please tell me if there is a sight to sell some of the original Epcot opening

Or can I use them to get in Disneyworld...Can you turn a junior in and pay the differnce for an adult

Thank you all so much

Chip Rohlke said...

I have 2 unused Epcot commemorative tickets good for 3 days at all 4 parks!(had them for 27 years!)
I'm selling both for $1000 total.
Call Chip at 321-298-9796 for more info. Includes postage anywhere.
Fantastic collectors item which with current entrance at almost $100 a day is a great deal.

Anonymous said...

Hey chip, did you sell those? I have 4 unused tickets. 2 adult and 2 junior. My parents were going to take us, but we never made it. I kept them all these years.

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Jr said...

I also have two unused, 1982 WALT DISNEY WORLD EPCOT CENTER Commemorative TICKET "Three-Day World Adventure" Adult tickets for Epcot Center. These are "Unlimited Edition" tickets that my wife never used when her family visited Epcot Center in 1982. These 1982 Epcot tickets came in an EPCOT Center silver envelope which I also have. I also have the original envelope addressed and dated to my in laws as well as the Walt Disney World "Thank you" note. These are two consecutive serial numbered tickets which are both valid with No expiration for 3days. My wife's mom also kept two used ticket stubs which are also included. The actual mailing envelope does have the address on it.

I would like to try and sell the whole original package if anyone is interested. I'm asking $700.00 shipped express mail and insured. Please email me at jr1259@aol.com and for my contact number.

For many photos of the tickets go here,,, http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/22568933

Thank you

Jr. :)

derosajm said...

I have one complete unused 3 day Epcot commemorative ticket with envelope as pictured above that I am considering selling reasonably, if interested...email me at derosajm@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Not sure if this is the correct spot to post this, but I also have 4 unused commemorative tickets to disneyland. Two are the light parade, one indiana jones and I think the other is toontown. I'm going to try and see what I can get for them on ebay. Email me if interested in buying : cfuentes2@msn.com

Alex said...

I have two unused tickets to Epcot with the raised lettering silver envelope.

Admission to Epcot and Magic Kingdom for 3 days is over $1,000 on their web site.

Does anyone know if the tickets will actually work to get in!?

sara2029 said...

hi my name is sara and I have a gold three day world adventure adult unlimited admission dose anyone have one or know how much its worth . It was passed to me by my aunt. ....THANKS