Walt Disney World has shared new details about its new reservation program, titled the Disney Park Pass System.
This new reservation system will require all guests with a ticket or Annual Pass to make a reservation in advance for each park entry online.
Guests will need a My Disney Experience account before making their reservations on this new system, and will also have to have their valid theme park admission linked to that account. If there is a Disney Resort hotel reservation, it needs to be linked to that same My Disney Experience account as well.
Once logged into My Disney Experience and the tickets are linked, guests will have access to a calendar of available reservation dates for each theme park. If you have a multi-day ticket, you’ll be required to make a park reservation for each date of your visit. Friends and families can link their tickets together to plan their theme park entries at the same time.
Park reservations will be limited in number and availability can change until the reservation is finalized. At this time, guests will only be able to visit one park per day, meaning that park-hopping will be temporarily unavailable once Walt Disney World Resort reopens.
For those who have tickets that include the Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option have options available for modifying or canceling their tickets. Disney said 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.”
Starting June 22, Disney Resort and other select hotel guests with valid admission will be able to make reservations. On June 26, Annual Passholders without a resort hotel stay will be able to make reservations. On June 28, existing ticket holders can make reservations.
Weekday Select, Theme Park Select, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus and Premier Passholders will have the chance to register for a special preview at Magic Kingdom Park or Disney’s Animal Kingdom on July 9 or 10, and Disney will be sending out mail invitations with registration details soon. Reservations are required and limited for the Passholder preview, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Later this summer, Walt Disney World will begin selling tickets and Disney Resort hotel stays for 2020, based on availability of park reservations. By June 28, all guests will be able to purchase new Disney Resort hotel packages, theme park tickets, and make their park reservations for 2021 as the resort’s phased reopening continues. Park reservation availability will be visible online before guests purchase their new tickets.
In 2021, Walt Disney World will unveil a new offering as part of the My Disney Experience mobile app that will bring MagicBand features to smart devices. As a result, the complimentary MagicBand distribution to Disney Resort hotel guests will end with arrivals starting on Jan. 1, 2021. Disney Resort hotel guests will still have the option to purchase new MagicBands at a discount, and those who prefer not to purchase one can still use the My Disney Experience app or a Key to the World card during their stay. MagicBands will still be sold in retail locations and on shopDisney, and guests can continue to use them throughout Walt Disney World Resort.
For more information, head to DisneyWorld.com/Updates. Check out a video that breaks down the new Disney Park Pass System below: