Just last Monday, Disney launched the all-new Disney Park Pass theme park reservations system to help manage capacity in the parks during the reopening.
The first round of the Disney Park Pass opened to guests with existing resort reservations on June 22nd with the second round opening up for Annual Passholders on June 26th. Now, Disney Park Passes are available for all guests with existing park tickets — even those WITHOUT a resort reservation!
Availability just opened up today for all those ticket holders without Annual Passes or resort reservations. These guests are able to make a reservation for each day of entry for the number of days they have tickets. As a reminder, Park hopping is temporarily suspended, so they will be limited to one park per day.
If this is the first chance you’ve had to access the system, you might be worried that some days will be completely booked up. Well, don’t worry! Disney set aside park availability so that those with existing park tickets would be able to access their desired park. As of now, you can book reservations through September 26th, 2021.
While some days had originally booked up at certain parks, Disney added more park passes to the formerly “sold-out” dates so that Annual Passholders would have the opportunity to snag them. Passholders quickly snatched up many of the available passes for the initial month of reopening. In fact, while a few readers noted that they got them, we never saw availability to Magic Kingdom on opening day (July 11th) for Passholders, but currently all other categories can still get Park Passes to that park on that day. Here’s the Passholder availability calendar at the time of writing:
This means that for most days in July, for example, Passholders without a hotel reservation have limited to no options for a Park Pass, but there’s still plenty available for standard ticket holders and hotel guests. Disney has not said if they plan to give Passholders more options as we get closer to the reopening.
Guests with existing hotel reservations (who got the first crack at the system on Monday) still have wide-open availability outside of the initial reopening week, which has seen a few parks “sell out.”
Due to the separate groups of Park Pass allotments, this means certain guests actually have interesting options when it comes to booking. Do you have a hotel reservation AND standard tickets purchased? Maybe consider unlinking your Hotel Reservation so, in the system, you’ll get the standard ticket holder options (which have more options currently than what hotel guests have). When in doubt, call or chat with Disney directly for help.
Disney Park Pass reservations are subject to availability so hurry over if you want to ensure park entry! You’ll need valid admission AND a Disney Park Pass reservation to enter the parks when they reopen. Note that the system seems to be running smoothly at the time of writing this. Earlier this week, hotel guests were met with a crashing website and an overloaded system. This seems to be working much more efficiently now.
Keep an eye on DFB for all of the latest updates about the Disney Park Pass system — including when guests can start planning a NEW 2020 trip!
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