Thanks to EVERYONE who contributed to the previous WrestleMania travel threads, and especially to the OP of the first thread:
, who's idea for creating a thread like this has helped hundreds, possibly thousands of people plan their WrestleMania journeys with as little headaches as possible. Here is all of the information that we have so far, for WrestleMania 32 in Dallas, Texas.
1. TICKET INFORMATION
2. TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION
3. WRESTLEMANIA WEEKEND EVENTS
4. DALLAS/FORT WORTH TOURISM
5. TRAVEL PACKAGE INFORMATION
6. BUYING & SELLING TICKETS FROM FORUM USERS
7. TWITTER HANDLES & BOARD GET TOGETHERS
1. TICKET INFORMATION
Spoiler for Ticket Information:
One option is to buy a travel package. These are very expensive but really convenient so it really depends on what you value more; convenience or saving money. If you want to get a seat within the first couple of rows at Wrestlemania, then the top package is probably the best way to achieve that. Additionally, if you live in a country in which all of the ticket on-sale times are in the early hours of the morning, then a travel package will probably save you some mega headaches! Alternatively, you can save a bucket load of money by purchasing all of your tickets and booking your hotel separately.
If you don't find the seats you want in the initial pre-sale, or even on the day of general sale, then don't panic. Good seats are often released much later on in the process and you can still grab yourself a great seat close to the event. Also, if you're willing to play the waiting game, you could even snag yourself a great deal on StubHub on the week of the event. RAW IS AN EXCEPTION to this line of thinking, and you should grab any seats you can get, especially with 100,000 wrestling fans expected to be in the area.
PRESALE: There should be a presale on Ticketmaster a few days before the general sale for the majority of events. You will require codes to access this sale. Follow @Wrestlemania and @ATTStadium on Twitter and keep an eye out on this forum and the dirtsheets for all the codes, which will be easy to find.
For international buyers, delivery is never usually an option for tickets bought via ticketmaster. You will have to choose to either pick your tickets up at Will Call or to print them out yourself. If you choose the Will Call option and change your mind, you can transfer the tickets to yourself and select the e-ticket option. However, this is NOT possible the other way around.
POLICIES FOR WRESTLEMANIA, HoF & RAW:
Camera lenses cannot exceed 6" when fully extended. No video cameras are allowed.
For AT&T Stadium, they follow the standard NFL bag policy as well as their own additional security policies. If you want to know whether or not to risk your camera, seek the advice of more experienced forum members, who likely be happy to answer your questions. Be advised that the sign/banner policy would most likely be lifted for this event.
Sunday 3rd April 2016, 7PM EDT/4PM PDT/12AM GMT
Tickets on sale:November 6th 2015
Presale: November 4th 2015 Presale Codes:
Ticket Prices (taxes & fees included).
“Gold Circle” VIP Packages available for $2,360 (taxes included). The Gold Circle packages include seating in the first eight rows ringside, a Gold Circle VIP Stadium Entrance, and a commemorative WrestleMania 32 take-home folding chair.
The Hall of Fame is a long night of speeches, with the last 2 years reaching 4 hours long. It's a great event for listening to stories and honouring wrestling legends, but if you're not into listening to people talk for long periods of time, this probably isn't the event for you.
Some people like to suit up for the event out of respect for the legends and that's cool, but be advised that this isn't mandatory and you can actually wear whatever you want.
If you go to the event, PLEASE be respectful. A small minority of the crowd where giving out the 'what?' chants and heckling even Dana Warrior which really got under a lot of people's skins. You're there to respect the legends that have given their body to entertain you over the years, be respectful and save the chants for Wrestlemania and RAW, where they are very welcome.
For the past couple of years, the post-Wrestlemania RAW has rivaled Wrestlemania itself for entertainment value. The crowd is always hyped and looking to steal the show, and regardless of what your thoughts of this are watching on TV, it's always fantastic to be a part of!
Only 4 day package buyers will get tickets to RAW, so keep this in mind when deciding which package to buy.
Buy your tickets to RAW as soon as you can, as it's always the quickest event of the weekend to sell out. A big percentage of the good seats are already taken up by package holders, so you need to be on the ball if you don't have a package but want a good seat.
General admission tickets generally do not sell out and are even usually available to purchase on the day at the box office.
VIP are a different story entirely and extremely difficult to get ahold of. You have to be on the ball and have a slice of luck on your side to get the VIP session you want, unless you are a package holder.
Premium VIP is somewhere in between depending on the superstar. Some are difficult to get ahold of, with some not selling out for hours or days.
Sometimes, extra tickets for VIP + Premium VIP are made available later down the road, so if you miss out on the superstar you want originally, then keep your eyes peeled.
Yes, VIP and Premium VIP tickets also get you into the general admission sessions. (This question seems to get asked a lot)
Book your accommodation as EARLY as possible. A lot of people in this thread have ALREADY booked theirs (posted on 7th April). Most hotels don't charge you a deposit up front and offer free cancellation. Take advantage! Some people even like to book several hotels and then decide on which one they want closer to the time. Keep your options open.
There are two Amtrak stations near Alington, Tx. One in Dallas and one in Fort Worth.
Use Uber or Lyft instead of booking a taxi as it's much cheaper. You can easily get a code from this forum to get your first ride with both of these companies for free (to the value of $20). You can download the apps from the US App Store/Google Play store.
3. WRESTLEMANIA WEEKEND EVENTS
Spoiler for WrestleMania Weekend Events:
Don't worry if you want to get your hands on merchandise, as they sell it at all the events, plus have a huge superstore, usually in the same location as AXXESS. One thing I would say though, is get what you want from there as early as you can, as it usually doesn't take too long for them to start running out. Last year, the money in the bank briefcases kept getting sold out ridiculously fast.
They also do a couple of bonus signings at the superstore throughout the week. This year there were superstars such as Big Show, Kidd & Cesaro and the Bella Twins. These signings are free, but you need a wristband for them, which are given out at a predetermined time (which will be announced closer to the time).
Drinking age in the US is 21, and it's extremely rare to find any bar or shop that doesn't require ID. For international visitors, this usually means you'll have to carry your passport to bars, etc, as often this is the only form of international ID that will be accepted.
Do a bit of research and you can find something authentic to suit any budget.
Local delicacies include:
In-N-Out Burger, Burgers & Fries –
Personal recommendation: Any burger Animal Style, grilled whole onion, extra toasted bun, Well Done Fries, Neapolitan Shake.
Fuel City Tacos: Gas Station and Taco Stand, Oak Cliff/Downtown (do NOT go on your own or walk there)
Braum's: Burgers and Ice Cream Stand
Personal Recommendation: Bag of Burgers and a small malt, any flavor.
Chick-Fil-A: Chicken Sandwich’s and Breakfast (Downtown)
Personal Recommendation: Spicy Chicken sandwich or biscuit, depending on time of day.
Jet's Pizza: Detroit Style Pizza
Personal recommendation: 8 Corners Pizza with Turbo Crust
Maple and Motor: Burgers featured on Triple D
Torchy’s Tacos: Unique Taco Stand
Fuzzy's Taco Shop: Unique Taco Stand (Deep Ellum)
Personal Recommendation: Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Onion Rings
Jason’s Deli (Downtown)
Personal recommendation: Muffellata or Brisket Potato
Taco Cabana: Mexican that serves Alcohol
Dickey’s Pit BBQ: (Downtown)
Jack In The Box: Burgers and Fries
Jimmy Johns: Subs (Downtown)
Au Bon Pain: French café and pastery shop (Downtown)
Chipolte: Mexican (Downtown)
Which Wich: Sandwiches (Downtown)
Sonic: Burgers and shakes
Dairy Queen (Texas): Sonic clone with Country Fried Steak, Tacos, Jalapeno straws, etc.
Schlotzsky’s: Deli (Deep Ellum)
Qdoba: Mexican (Uptown)
Texadelphia: Texas Cheesesteaks
Five Guys: Burgers and Fries
Pie Five: Fast Food Pizza (same style as Chipolte)
Grandy’s: Chicken (Downtown)
Caprioitti’s: Subs (Downtown)
Personal recommendation: The Bobbie Sub (Real oven roasted turkey, sage dressing, cranberry sauce and mayo)
Nick and Sam’s: Steaks and Seafood (Uptown)
Truluck’s: Seafood (Uptown)
Ocean Prime: Seafood (Uptown)
Del Frisco Grille: Steak (Uptown)
Hopdaddy Burger Bur (Uptown)
Pappadeaux: Cajun Seafood (Downtown)
Personal recommendation: Blacken Crawfish po-Boy
Personal Recommendation: BBQ Rib Fajita’s
Personal recommendation: Enchiladas de Mole with Double Refried Beans
Personal Recommendation: BBQ Brisket Potato
Sonny Bryant's BBQ (Downtown)
Personal recommendation: BBQ Brisket Potato or Brisket Sandiwch
Grand Lux Café : American, owned by Cheesecake Factory
Lawery's the Prime Rib
Babe's Chicken House
Breadwinner's Café: American Cafe
Norma's Cafe: Southern Cooking
Mother's Daughter's Diner: Southern Cooking
Fogo de Chao: Brazilian Steakhouse, all you can eat
Finn's: All you can eat buffet
Texas de Brazil: Brazilian steakhouse, all you can eat (uptown)
Rudy's: Texas BBQ
Personal recommendation: Chopped BBQ Tacos
Jasper's: Upscale American
Personal recommendation: Cherry Limeade Pie
Benihana: Japanese Steakhouse
Black-eyed Pea: Southern
BJ’s Brewery: American. Founded by co-founders of Cheesecake Factory.
Personal recommendation: Red Velvet Pazookie.
Perry's Steakhouse: High End Steakhouse (Downtown)
Personal recommendation: BBQ Pork Chop
Cheesecake Factory: American
Personal recommendation: Factory Meatloaf or Pit Beef Sandwich, Godiva Cheesecake
Dallas Chop House: Steaks (Downtown)
Palm: Steakhouse (Downtown)
Hoffbreau: Steakhouse (Downtown)
French Room inside the Hotel Adolpus: French (Downtown)
Twisted Root Burger: Burgers. (Deep Ellum)
ersonal recommendation: Any wild game burger.
Old Butcher Shop: Steak (Downtown)
Y O Ranch Steakhouse: Steak and wild game (Downtown)
Each year, the WWE offer several travel packages for people to buy. They include all the major WWE events on WrestleMania weekend and hotel accommodation. They are offered in 3 and 4 day packages, with the 3 day package not including RAW or accommodation for Monday night.
As mentioned earlier, the trade off with packages is that they're expensive, but convenient: one relatively stress-free purchase for major WWE events & accommodation.
The top-tier packages tend to sell out quickly, sometimes on the first day. By top-tier I mean from the top package, down to Platinum.
One thing to remember is that you don't find out much information about your trip until later on. You'll recieve details about which hotel you're staying at in around December, and oftentimes you won't know what seats you have for Wrestlemania until very late.
Pricing for Wrestlemania 32 Packages:
Packages on sale:
October 13th 2015 12 noon ET
(SOLD OUT)Bronze Package: 3-Night Hotel Accommodation
(SOLD OUT)Silver Package: 3/4-Night Hotel Accommodations - 4-Night Includes Raw Ticket
(SOLD OUT)Gold Package: 3/4-Night Hotel Accommodations - 4-Night Includes Raw Ticket
(SOULD OUT)Platinum Package: 3/4-Night Hotel Accommodations - 4-Night Includes Raw Ticket
$1,225 - $2,350
(SOLD OUT)VIP Package: 3/4-Night Hotel Accommodations - 4-Night Includes Raw Ticket
$3,775 - $4,700
(SOLD OUT)Texas Star Package: 4-Night Hotel Accommodations - Includes Raw Ticket
$5,875 - $6,625
Travel packages will be available from 12PM ET on October 13th from Wrestlemania.com.
You must be 18 or older to purchase a travel package.
Payment must be made by a single debit/credit card only.
If you order a Texas Star Package, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your order from the WWE Travel Package department within 1 business day after your purchase is confirmed. If you order a VIP, Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze package, you will receive an email confirmation of your order from the WWE Travel Package department within 5 business days after your purchase is confirmed. The confirmation email will include further details about your order, including the date you will receive your tickets.
It's probably worth ringing your bank or credit card company beforehand and making them aware of the upcoming purchase, as it has been known plenty of times for the card to decline the purchase, with it being so big.
6. BUYING & SELLING TICKETS FROM FORUM USERS
Spoiler for Buying & Selling Tickets From Forum Users:
*Use http://www.wrestlingforum.com/wwe-pp...ge-thread.html to sell or buy any tickets for Wrestlemania 32 weekend. Protect yourself with purchases. Make sure you receive the money before sending out tickets and it's best to use PayPal for money transfers so either side can dispute it if something goes wrong. Most tickets will be instantly transferable through Ticketmaster.
SCAMMERS will be banned as soon as we become aware of them. Also, this thread is to help each other out, so don't post in here if you're trying to profit from other users, use StubHub or something similar.
7. TWITTER HANDLES & BOARD GET TOGETHERS
Spoiler for Twitter Handles & Board Get Togethers:
This is a quick reference guide, especially useful for quick questions and keeping contact with one another at the event. ****(Will be updated when everyone confirms attendance for WrestleMania 32 and post their twitter handles)****