Details Announced for New Reservation System for Theme Park Visits to Walt Disney World Resort


UPDATE: As Passholders prepare to make their reservations for special preview days and other future dates, Disney has some additional tips to pass on.

Passholders that do not have Disney Resort hotel reservations may hold up to three theme park reservations.

Reservations will not open at a pre-announced time of day.

As Passholders begin to access the system, they'll notice the use of a virtual waiting room. Disney expects a high volume of guests using the system, especially earlier in the day.

Passholders should ensure their ticket or Annual Pass is linked to their My Disney Experience account for each member of their travel party.

Passholders should be sure that they are searching for park days with the valid use period for their ticket or Annual Pass. The valid use period can be found under Tickets and Passes in My Disney Experience. Park Pass reservations are subject to availability and applicable pass blockout dates.

Passholders can contact the Disney Reservation Center via phone or online chat for any other issues, but be prepared for waits as they are anticipating a high call volume.

Also keep in mind that Weekday Select, Theme Park Select, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus, and Premier Passholders can register for July 9th and 10th previews at Magic Kingdom or Disney's Animal Kingdom. More details on registration for those events will be released soon.


Walt Disney World has just revealed all the details about its new Disney Park Pass reservation system.

To manage attendance during this reopening period Disney has introduced their new Disney Park Pass system. As we know, all guests with regular theme park tickets or Annual Passes will be 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: Beginning this week, Disney will reach out to existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders with more information on when they will be able to check availability to make their park reservations. The Disney Park Pass system will be available to these guests in phases, beginning with those with future Disney Resort and other select hotel stays. Later this summer, sales of 2020 tickets and Disney Resort hotel arrivals will resume, 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.

Planning a New Trip for Next Year: By June 28, all guests will be able to 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. 

Look below for important dates to keep in mind on when you can book your theme park reservations. The reservation system will open daily at 7:00 a.m.



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.

With this new offering on the horizon, their 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 the wearables throughout Walt Disney World Resort.



Stay up-to-date on all that's happening with the reopening of the theme parks by visiting our Walt Disney World Resort Reopening Information and Updates page.

Additionally, if you'd like the assistance of a professional, well-trained travel agent who can assist you with planning your next vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort, please visit us at Dreams Unlimited Travel, the official sponsor of the DIS, for a no-obligation quote.

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