Disney Park Pass extended through January 2023 at Walt Disney World

by Attractions Magazine Staff

The Disney Park Pass reservation system that was implemented to manage reduced attendance when the Walt Disney World theme parks reopened in July 2020 (and was scheduled through September 2021) has been extended through January 2023.

Disney Park Pass
Photos courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort

Despite Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s optimistic prediction during The Walt Disney Company’s earnings call on Feb. 11, 2020, that some COVID-related restrictions will likely ease in 2022, the reservation requirement extension suggests that limited guest capacity will be in place for some time.

During the call, Chapek noted that the key determining factor for increasing capacity at Walt Disney World and reopening the Disneyland Resort would be the COVID-19 vaccine’s availability.

“In terms of the outlook for the parks for the rest of the year and the capacity, it’s really going to be determined by the rate of vaccination of the public,” he said. “That to us seems like the biggest lever that we can have in order to either take the parks that are currently under limited capacity and increase it or open up parks that are currently closed.”

Disney Park Pass reservation system

The Disney Park Pass system requires that all guests ages 3 and up with a valid Annual Pass or theme park ticket reserve their space in a specific park per day in advance and based on availability. Annual Passholders can make theme park reservations for up to three days at a time and their length of stay if staying at a Disney Resort or other select hotel.

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Steve Voller February 16, 2021 - 6:58 pm

Since Annual Passholders will not be able to park hop, what other incentives will they give us/them? In state residents may still want it, but those travelling from elsewhere might be an issue. Otherwise, there are not enough good incentives to buy an annual pass. Perhaps the greater discount (at least 30%) on merchandise should come into play, or reduce the price of the pass drastically.

Alex February 17, 2021 - 7:36 pm

You can absolutely park hop as a passholder?

Matt Roseboom February 18, 2021 - 8:11 am

Yes, after 2 p.m.

Steve Voller February 18, 2021 - 5:01 pm

If the park you want to hop to has not reached capacity, right?

Matt Roseboom February 18, 2021 - 5:02 pm

Correct but that rarely happens.

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