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Disney Park Pass Reservation System

Walt Disney World Resort Reopening Information and Updates

To manage attendance during the reopening of the Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney has introduced their new Disney Park Pass system to manage park attendance. Theme park reservations and valid admission are both required in order to enter the Walt Disney World theme parks. Attendance is limited due to capacity limitations, and will be subject to availability.

All guests including existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders are able to make reservations using a reservation calendar. Disney has stated that it may be difficult for Annual Passholders to get park reservations to visit on certain dates during the period of time where capacity is limited.

The total reservation days that can be held by an Annual Passholder at one time will be limited to three (3) maximum to somewhat ease reservations. If an Annual Passholder has a Resort reservation, they will be able to secure theme park reservations for their entire length of stay in addition to the three rolling reservations.

The Advance Dining Reservation system has switched from a 180-day booking window to a 60-day booking window in order to allow guests to make plans closer to their visits – dining reservations can only be made at dining locations within Disney Resort hotels (if you have a Resort reservation) and at Disney Springs restaurants.

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Disney is strongly advising guests to link their upcoming resort reservations and/or theme park tickets in their My Disney Experience accounts as soon as possible. Making sure to complete this step will enable guests to receive important communication and information regarding their vacations including key planning dates and details about the new Disney Park Pass reservation system. Follow the link above for more detailed information on how to use My Disney Experience.

All guests with regular theme park tickets or Annual Passes are now required to make a reservation in advance for each park entry, using this new online tool on DisneyWorld.com

Here are a few important details to know about this new system: 

  • You’ll need a My Disney Experience account, as this is where your Walt Disney World Resort plans are stored and managed.
  • You’ll also need a valid theme park ticket or Annual Pass that’s linked to your My Disney Experience account. 
  • If you have a Disney Resort hotel reservation, be sure to link it to your My Disney Experience account beforehand, as well.

Once you’ve logged into your My Disney Experience account and linked your ticket, you’ll have access to a calendar of available reservation dates for each theme park. If you have a multi-day ticket, you will be required to make a park reservation for each date of your visit. Families and friends can link their tickets together and look to arrange theme park entries at the same time. 

It's important to note that park reservations are limited in number and subject to availability. Availability can change until the reservation is finalized. At this time, guests will be able to select one park per day; visiting more than one park per day will be temporarily unavailable upon the reopening of the theme parks due to attendance limitations. Guests with existing tickets that include the Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option have options available to them for ticket modifications and cancellations, and can visit DisneyWorld.com/Updates for more information. Disney has stated that they hope to bring back the ability to visit more than one park per day soon and will continue to offer these add-ons for 2021 ticket purchases.

For Existing Ticket Holders and Annual Passholders: Existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders can now check availability in the Disney Park Pass system and secure their park reservations.

Sales of 2020 tickets and Disney Resort hotel arrivals has resumed, based on the availability of park reservations, while guests with existing tickets and Annual Passholders are provided the opportunity to make park reservations for 2020 dates.

Annual Passholders will be able to hold three park reservations at any given time unless a they have a Resort reservation in which case, they'll be able to book theme park reservations for their length of stay in addition.

Planning a New Trip for Next Year: All guests can now purchase new Disney Resort hotel packages and theme park tickets and make their park reservations for arrivals starting in 2021 as the phased reopening of the theme parks and Resort hotels continues. Guests will be able to view park reservation availability on DisneyWorld.com prior to purchasing their tickets. 

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As guests begin planning their upcoming visits, Disney has said that they're exploring ways for guests to use their mobile tech to experience the magic – particularly now as the use of phones and apps continues to evolve. In 2021, they plan to unveil a new offering as part of the My Disney Experience app that will bring features of a MagicBand to your smart devices, building on the app’s existing digital key feature.

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With this new offering, Disney's complimentary MagicBand distribution to Disney Resort hotel guests for new reservations will be retired starting with arrivals beginning January 1, 2021. Disney Resort hotel guests will continue to have the option to purchase new MagicBands at a discount, and more colors and designs featuring favorite Disney characters will continue to be introduced in the future.

Guests who prefer not to purchase a discounted MagicBand will be able to use the My Disney Experience app or a Key to the World card during their visit. MagicBands will still be offered in retail locations and on shopDisney.com, and guests will be able to continue using them throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

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