SALT LAKE CITY — Some things never change — like the ability of a Disneyland pass to allow a guest to visit for free.
A woman reportedly used a ticket she won 30 years ago to visit Disneyland for free over the weekend, according to multiple reports. The park honored the ticket, which was valued at $16.50 when she originally won it.
When Richardson won the ticket, Disneyland's entrance price was only $16.50. But today, a one-day ticket to the park during the peak summer months today costs $149.— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) August 15, 2019
Below, Tamia Richardson on the day she won the ticket in 1985. : Tamia Richardson https://t.co/YzlCkpESnG pic.twitter.com/5prYF5knPV
Tamia Richardson — who was 14 when she first won it, according to WGHP — found the ticket in a box of keepsakes. She won the ticket back in 1985 to celebrate the park’s 30th anniversary, according to WSB-TV 2. She has visited Disneyland several times since then, but she forgot about her free ticket.
Richardson visited the park with her two daughters. They honored the pass, which is worth $149 today.
“I was a little nervous because it was an old ticket,” Richardson told the Los Angeles Times. “I was crossing my fingers.”
Funny enough, the free ticket was the least valuable prize when the promotion ran back in 1985. One of the top prizes included a new Cadillac car. The ticket still isn’t worth as much as a car, though, according to Fox News.