A Nostalgic Journey: Man Enters Magic Kingdom with a 46-Year-Old Ticket

In an unexpected twist of events, a man managed to gain entry into the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World using a ticket that was nearly half a century old. Matthew Ables, the man in question, discovered an unused ticket from the 1970s among his family keepsakes. The ticket, originally priced at $8, had been gathering dust for years before it became the key to a magical day at the Disney park in Orlando.

Ables shared his unique experience in a TikTok video that quickly went viral, garnering over 8.5 million views. In the video, he expressed his initial uncertainty about whether the decades-old ticket would be accepted at the park. His apprehension grew when the ticket booth attendant began stamping ‘void’ all over the ticket booklet. However, to his surprise and delight, he was handed a yellow pass, granting him access to the park for the day.

The 1978 ticket, which was valid for a single day at the Magic Kingdom, proved to be a golden ticket for Ables. He expressed his disbelief and excitement in the video, saying, “I can’t… believe this actually worked.”

Today, a one-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom can cost anywhere between $109 to $164, depending on the day of the visit. This makes Ables’ experience not only a nostalgic journey but also a cost-effective one.

Nexstar, a media company, has reached out to Disney for a comment on this unusual occurrence.

Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Magic Kingdom?
Magic Kingdom is one of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. It’s known for its iconic Cinderella Castle and features various themed lands with attractions, rides, and entertainment.

2. What is a TikTok video?
TikTok is a social media platform where users can share short-form videos. These videos can range from comedy skits and dance routines to personal stories and educational content.

3. What does it mean when a video goes viral?
When a video goes viral, it means that it has rapidly circulated on the internet and has been viewed and shared by a large number of people.

4. What is the cost of a one-day ticket to Magic Kingdom?
As of 2024, a one-day ticket to Magic Kingdom ranges from $109 to $164, depending on the day of the visit.

Glossary of Terms
Pixie Dust: In Disney parlance, “pixie dust” is often used to refer to something magical or enchanting.
Golden Ticket: A term popularized by the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” a “golden ticket” refers to a pass that grants special access or privileges.
Nexstar: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. is a publicly traded American telecommunications company and the largest television station operator in the United States.