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Disney’s New Park Pass Reservation System

The magic is coming back!!!

Sort of.

On June 22, Walt Disney World Vacation Club resorts reopened!! Oh how I wish I could have been there. I follow other people that were lucky enough to experience these resorts on their first day of reopening and it looked amazing!! They were practically the only people there.

Starting July 11th, the gates swing open for Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks. Epcot and Hollywood Studios will follow suit on July 15th. This is where the magic starts to fizzle. During this reopening phase and for who knows how long, the parks will not be as they were before. Numerous events, tours, experiences, and shows have been suspended. Go HERE for a full list of all the things NOT happening in the parks anytime soon. It’s a huge list so definitely something you will want to consider before planning to go.

If this list does not change your mind about going, and to be clear it would not change mine but I am crazy that way, you will need a few things to even qualify to get a chance at getting into the parks. What am I talking about? Well, to control attendance for reduced capacity Disney has implemented the Disney Park Pass Reservation System. Guests must reserve a spot to enter a specific park on a specific day. For example, if you want to visit the parks on 5 days of your trip you will need to make a Park Pass Reservation for every person in your party for each of the days and for the exact park you want to visit. There is no Park Hopping. Park Hopping is included in the list of things not happening.

So, how do you get these Park Pass Reservations? Let me tell you, the process has started and for many, it has been a torturous one. Disney’s registration system is notorious for glitches, freezing, and inaccuracies when it is overloaded with requests. **new-now that the system has been up for a while the system is working better. Also, the initial rush to make Park Pass Reservations is over.

Walt Disney World’s Park Pass Reservation System

This new park reservation system will help Guests plan ahead for their trip and help manage attendance. All Guests with valid park tickets will be required to make reservations for each park entry using a new online tool. During this reopening period, each Guest must have a valid park ticket and park reservation for the same park and the same day.

Booking Dates for Park Reservations:

  • Beginning June 22, 2020, Disney Resort and other select hotel Guests with a valid theme park admission can make reservations.
  • Beginning June 26, 2020, Annual Passholders without a Resort stay can make reservations.
  • Beginning June 28, 2020, existing ticket holders can make reservations.

It looks like this Park Pass Reservation System is here to stay for a while. Park reservations will be available through September 26, 2021, based on your Resort stay and ticket eligibility or ticket eligibility window.

If you booked a vacation package, your ticket eligibility is tied to your package travel dates. To make a park reservation for a different date, be sure to modify your vacation package dates.

If you have a room-only reservation at a Disney Resort or other select hotel for a stay in 2021, please call the Disney Reservation Center or call your travel professional beginning on June 24 to upgrade to a vacation package with tickets—and then make your theme park reservations.

Booking a New Vacation

Starting June 28th, Guests will be able to start booking new Disney Resort hotel packages, purchase theme park tickets, and making their Park Pass reservations for arrivals starting in 2021.  Guests will be able to view park reservation availability online prior to purchasing their tickets.

New 2020 ticket sales and Disney Resort hotel arrivals will resume later this summer!!!

After announcing the their reopening plans, Disney put a hold on all new Disney Resort reservations and ticket sales for 2020. They have indicated that new resort reservations and ticket sales for 2020 will resume later this summer. My assumption is once they have confimed reservations and assured park passes for all current 2020 guest they will open up spots for new guests. This will be determined by how much availabilty is left with reduces capacity.

*****Update—-New Disney World Resort Reservations and ticket sales for 2020 will resume on July 9th!!

Before You Make Park Pass Reservations

  • make sure you qualify**** tickets/annual pass/resort reservations…..whatever is required at that time
  • Have a My Disney Experience Account — go Here to make one
  • Link your resort reservation and/or tickets in your My Disney Experience account
  • make a profile for every person in your party
  • Each person in your party must have a valid park admission linked to their profile

How the Park Pass Reservation System works

Link to My Disney Experience account

Making Park Pass Reservations

  1. Create a My Disney Experience account
    -Create or sign into your existing My Disney Experience account — see link above
    -Link your tickets to your Disney account -each person in your party must have a valid tickets linked to their profile
    -If you have a Disney resort reservation be sure to link it to your Disney account as well.

  2. Create your party
    -Create your party from your Friends and Family list
    – Select the family and friends you’d like to include, then select “Continue”.
    -Don’t see someone in your travel party? Select “Add a Guest” to include them.
    -If you are staying in a Disney Resort or other select hotel with a package that includes tickets, everyone in your party must also have a hotel reservation.
    If this varies, you will need to make separate Disney Park Pass reservations.

  3. Select a Date and Park
    -Select a Date: View a calendar and choose one of the available dates for your visit.
    -Select a Theme Park: Park hours will be displayed for your convenience.
    -Select a Time: This is the time that you can visit the park.

  4. Review and Confirm your plans
    -If you need to make any changes, select “Back” to revise your selections. 
    -Before confirming, you’ll need to agree to the Terms & Conditions, including the COVID-19 liability waiver. Then, select “Confirm” to complete your park reservation. 
    -Once confirmed, your reservation will appear in My Plans in your My Disney Experience account.
    -As a reminder, if you have a multi-day ticket, you will be required to make a park reservation for each date of your visit.

New reservation(s) will appear in My Plans—both online and in the My Disney Experience app.

If you need to cancel a reservation, view your daily itinerary in My Plans, then select “Reservation Details”.

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See ya real soon!!

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Walt Disney World Resort hotels are set to reopen in 6 days!!! On June 22 select Disney Villa Resorts and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will reopen. These resorts include: -Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge -Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge -Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village -Disney’s Beach Club Villas -Disney’s BoardWalk Villas -Disney’s Old Key West Resort -Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows -Disney’s Riviera Resort -Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort -The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort No new reservations are being taken at this time. Disney is focusing on confirming, rescheduling, canceling, and/or modifying current reservations. Here are some of the changes you can expect to see at the Disney Resort hotels. 1. All Guests ages 2 and up must wear face coverings when in public spaces, except when swimming or seated for dining. 2. A Disney Resort hotel reservation does not guarantee theme park access. More information about park reservations are coming. 3. The Extra Magic Hours benefit is unavailable until further notice. 4. Enhanced cleaning measures in common areas and between Guests. During your stay, Guest rooms will receive light housekeeping service everyday. 5. Pools will operate with reduced hours and limited capacity. 6. Fitness Centers will operate with limited hours and reduced capacity. Services that are not available include: -valet parking -Minnie Van Service -club-level service -in-room celebrations -dry cleaning and valet laundry service -shipping services -Stormalong Bay at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts -fitness classes -Arcades -Campfires -Character experiences -Dog parks -Electrical Water Pageant -Marina rentals -Playgrounds -Spas, salons and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique -Fireworks voyages and tasting cruises, including the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage -Fun runs -Wonderland Tea Party at Park Fare -Hula lessons -In-room childcare services -Mermaid school -Special classes and programs

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