Matthew Ables had the vintage ticket - which was so old it was in the form of a booklet - because it was "an old family keepsake" but was after discovering that it had no expiry date, tried to use it to gain entry into the Florida theme park.
Speaking in a viral TikTok video that has been seen eight million times, he explained: "I tried getting into Disney Word with a 46-year-old ticket originally worth eight dollars. It's been collecting dust since before I was born and I always assumed that that was just an old family keepsake. That was until I realized it had never been used and there is no expiration date. That means that I've either found the Golden Ticket or I'm delusional thinking that the mouse is gonna use it let me get inside nearly half a century later."
Matthew flew to Orlando to find out if it would work and at the ticket booth, the clerk stamped his ticket as VOID before replacing it with a new pass that would work on the modern scanner gates.In 1978, his $8 ticket was the equivalent of $54.90 in 2024 but today's prices at the park start at $124 for a day's entry into the theme park.