NEWS: How You Book Park Pass Reservations Has CHANGED in Disney World

A lot of things have changed about Disney World since the global pandemic shut down the parks in 2020.

Magic Kingdom

The Disney Dining Plan disappeared, Extra Magic Hours shifted into something new, and the free FastPass+ was replaced by Genie+, which you have to pay for. Another thing that switched up was how you plan your Disney World vacation — you now need both a theme park ticket AND a theme park reservation in order to get into the parks. This system doesn’t seem to be leaving any time soon, but it IS changing.

Starting today, Disney World’s Park Pass Reservation system will let you book for more than one ticket type at a time. So, you can now book Park Pass Reservations for both single-day tickets and Annual Passes together.


Another change that has been made is that you can now modify both your date and your park for your Park Pass Reservation WITHOUT canceling it first!

You still have to make Park Pass Reservations to get in the parks!

Before, if you made a Park Pass Reservation, you would have to completely cancel it to book one for a different park or a different date. But now, you can just switch it. The My Disney Experience app updated to reflect this change — now you will see a button that says “Make or Modify Park Pass Reservations” instead of just “Make Park Pass Reservations.”


If you’re unfamiliar with Disney World’s Park Pass Reservation system, we’re here to help! Before the system was implemented, you didn’t have to tell Disney which park you were planning to visit on a certain day — you just bought a valid ticket and showed up! But now, you have to reserve which park you want to go to for each day you’re in Disney World in ADDITION to buying a park ticket. This started out as a way to limit capacity in the parks. And, it’s still being used for capacity reasons, because parks CAN book completely up for certain dates.

Magic Kingdom entrance

So, if you’re planning a trip to Disney World, you’ll want to reserve your Park Pass Reservations as soon as possible after buying your tickets. Even if you can’t get the park you want, it’s better to have a park reserved than none at all, because you can switch it later if availability opens up, or hop over to the park you want if you have a Park Hopper.

You can take the monorail to park hop between Magic Kingdom and EPCOT

We’ll let you know about any other changes we see with the Park Pass Reservation system, so stay tuned to DFB for more Disney World news and updates.

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