Walt Disney World eliminates FastPass+, all reservations canceled

by Brittani Tuttle

Walt Disney World Resort has shared more news regarding their upcoming reopening this July, as well as many changes that will affect guests for the foreseeable future.

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When Walt Disney World reopens next month (pending Governor approval), a new theme park reservation system will debut, requiring all guests to make a reservation to visit in advance.

As a result, many changes are coming to reservation-based offerings at Walt Disney World, including FastPass+, dining reservations, and more:

Ticket Sales and Hotel Reservations

At this time, Walt Disney World is not selling new theme park tickets or allowing new Disney Resort hotel reservations in order to focus on those who have existing tickets and reservations.

Existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders will be able to make a theme park reservation before new tickets are sold, and Disney will reach out to these guests soon with more information. Sales of tickets and hotel reservations will resume after that time.

Theme park reservations will be limited due to attendance limitations and will be subject to availability.

Dining and Experiences

To help enforce physical distancing, once reopen, Walt Disney World’s offerings, restaurants, and other experiences like behind-the-scenes tours will be limited in capacity, and other experiences may stay closed.

As a result of this limited capacity, all existing dining reservations and experience bookings, which include Disney dining plans included in vacation packages, have been canceled.

Dining and experience bookings will be reopened with more limited numbers closer to the parks’ reopening dates. The booking window will also be shifted from 180 days to 60 days for dining and experiences, allowing guests to make plans closer to their actual visit.

FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours

FastPass+ will be suspended for the time being, as Disney will use the additional queue space to help manage capacity at attractions and maintain physical distancing.

FastPass+ selections will automatically be canceled and future updates on the service will be shared at a later date.

In addition, Extra Magic Hours will be temporarily suspended.

Alongside this major update, Disney also amended their face covering policy. Guests ages 2 and up are now required to wear face coverings; previously, the policy was for guests ages 3 and up.

Details will be shared over the next few weeks about the new theme park reservation system and how to use it, so be sure to stay tuned for updates.

Walt Disney World has launched a new “Know Before You Go” webpage that shares all the information that guests need to be aware of prior to their visit. You can check it out for yourself at DisneyWorld.com/Updates.


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Carolyn May 29, 2020 - 11:59 am

I’m confused. Reservations for getting into the parks or for dining or do you have to reserve a room? What will guarantee you entry?

Brittani Tuttle May 29, 2020 - 2:29 pm

When Disney launches their new theme park reservation system, you will need a reservation in addition to your ticket to the park. However, they’re no longer selling new tickets or hotel reservations at this time. So for the time being, the only thing that will guarantee you entry is if you already had purchased tickets or own an annual pass.

joe graziosa May 30, 2020 - 7:24 am

Im a annual passholder and im confused- Do annual passholder still have to make reservation to get into the parks or would it stay the same has before ?

Matt Roseboom May 30, 2020 - 9:19 am

Yes, annual Passholders will need to make reservations and they won’t be able to get them for every day.


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