Introducing the Walt Disney World Park Pass System

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Disney has finally announced how the park reservation system will work for Walt Disney World. Before you visit a park, you must make a reservation using a new online tool. Magic Kingdom park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park will begin a phased reopening on July 11—with Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopening on July 15.

To manage attendance during this reopening period, while also helping Guests plan ahead before their arrival, Disney is introducing the new Disney Park Pass system. During this time, all Guests with valid admission will be required to make a reservation in advance for each park entry, using this new online tool. To enter a park, both a park reservation AND valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for each person in your party ages 3 and up (limit one park per day).

Booking Dates for Park Reservations

The Disney Park Pass system will be available soon to select Guests. Booking dates vary based on your plans.

  • Beginning June 22, 2020, Disney Resort and other select hotel Guests with 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.

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, you can 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.

Want to Book a New Vacation?

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 our phased reopening continues. Guests will be able to view park reservation availability online prior to purchasing their tickets.

Later this summer, Disney will resume sales of 2020 tickets and Disney Resort hotel arrivals, based on availability of park reservations, while they continue to provide Guests with existing tickets and Annual Passholders the opportunity to make park reservations for 2020 dates.

How It Works

Here’s how to use the Disney Park Pass system—and start planning for your return to the magic! If you have more questions, you can refer to the Disney website.

Step 1: Link Your Admission to Your Disney Account

To get started, you’ll need valid park admission that’s linked to your Disney account.

Step 2: Create Your Party

When you begin to make a reservation, you’ll be prompted to create your party from your Family & Friends list.

Step 3: Select a Date and Park

Choose the date and the theme park that you’d like to visit from the available reservations.

Step 4: Review and Confirm Your Plans

Carefully review and confirm your selected park and date.

New Disney reservation system

Important Details

  • Reservations are limited and subject to availability and are not guaranteed until a 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.
  • A park reservation must be made for each day of entry. If you have a multi-day ticket, you will be required to make a park reservation for each date of your visit.
  • We highly recommend that you make your park reservation as soon as you complete your ticket purchase, as availability can change until the reservation is finalized.
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2 Comments

  1. Wdwtips says:

    Thank you for sharing this! I’m so excited to finally reserve a spot at the park and get back to my favorite place.

  2. Diane says:

    It’s about time!! I’ve been waiting for them to release this information for weeks now. Glad they finally have info out. Now to hope this new system worked better than My Disney Experience…

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