Disney to help New York theatergoers with tickets

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is giving an early Christmas present to theatergoers in New York — the gift of flexibility.

Disney Theatrical Productions is letting ticketholders to its Broadway shows — “Aladdin” and “The Lion King” — the chance to change dates for any reason as long as it’s done two hours before the performance.

“Our aim is to empower ticketholders with an unprecedented level of flexibility so that they can make their plans in advance knowing there are options if they need to change their schedule,” said David Schrader, a Disney executive.

Tickets can be exchanged at the original point of purchase via the Disney on Broadway hotline, Ticketmaster or in-person at the New Amsterdam or Minskoff theater box offices. A $12 per ticket fee will be charged.