Well it appears that the Park Pass Reservation system will not be going away after 2021 and has been extended through 2022 and even into January of 2023.
Honestly, I think they’re going to keep it because they like to control pretty much every aspect of you trip and now this gives them that much more control over you. But they will say it’s to keep the theme parks at capacity limits. By 2023, that shouldn’t be necessary.
This information comes from WDWNT so full credit to them. They are right. If you go out the full way on the Park Pass calendar it does show January 2023 with Park Pass reservation availability.
Of course Disney could change this and might just be doing it as a precaution, but I doubt it. It’s just another way to control every aspect of your trip.
If you are unfamiliar with the concept of the Park Pass Reservation System it is a system that Walt Disney World had put in place when they reopened in July. With attendance caps in place they require you and your party to reserve space at the theme parks for each day you want to visit. You can not enter unless you have a scheduled park pass. Doesn’t matter if you are staying on property and have a ticket. You have to have the park pass to use the ticket.
It was spun as being a temporary measure initially, but comments were made by Disney executives that made me wonder if it was going to be an ongoing thing and it now appears that is the case.
I think one reason they might be doing it is to control how many Annual Passholders can use the parks, even if they paid extra for not block out date passes. We already know, from comments made during investor calls, that AP holders don’t bring them as much revenue (or PCap) as the hotel and ticketed guests. But I’m sure that could just be “cooincidence.”
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