Park Pass Reservation System at Walt Disney World: The Importance of Early Reservations


While you may live your life by the Motto ‘Hakuna Matata’, this is a example where you should not.

Walt Disney World Park Pass Reservation System

Since its reopening in July 2020, Walt Disney World has implemented a Park Pass Reservation System.  Make a theme park reservation via the Disney Park Pass system. To enter a theme park, all Guests ages 3 and older must have a park reservation in addition to valid admission for the same park on the same date (limit one park per day). With the reduced capacity, each park on each day has a limit of how many guests can book a reservation. Booking your Park Pass as soon as you book your Walt Disney World vacation package or your ticket only reservations is crucial. Currently, we are seeing many of the theme parks already booked to capacity for May and June 2021. Those with resort/ticket reservations whom haven’t booked their Passes will find themselves out of luck when it comes to getting into the parks.

How To Book Your Park Pass Reservation

Park Pass Reservation System
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The first thing you’ll want to do is visit the website for Park Pass Reservations. When you are planning your Walt Disney World Vacation you will want to make sure there is availability for the parks during your preferred Trip. Next, you will want to purchase your tickets or place your deposit on your Walt Disney World Vacation Package. Once you have confirmed your reservation and linked it to your My Disney Experience Account, book your Park Passes Immediately. In the future, reservations can be changed, but having a reservation now will save you from future heartache.

What To Expect while Making Your Reservations

Regardless if you are working with a Travel Planner or not, YOU should be making your reservations for the parks.  You will need to read and acknowledge a waiver about COVID-19 while traveling. In Addition, please review any advisories or restrictions in place for travel to Florida. Do not travel to or enter Walt Disney World Resort unless you are free of any COVID-19 symptoms. You must also comply with the requirements of such advisories and restrictions. You can learn more about that here. Follow the steps below to create your park pass reservations.

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Important details to keep in mind

  • Reservations are limited and subject to availability and are not guaranteed until a reservation is finalized.
  • Guests who purchased a ticket or annual pass with Park Hopper benefits are now able to visit more than one park per day after 2 PM. Learn more about the Park Hopper option.
  • A park reservation must be made for each day of entry. If you have a multi-day ticket, you will be required to make a park reservation for each date of your visit.
  • We highly recommend that you make your park reservation as soon as you complete your ticket purchase, as availability can change until the reservation is finalized.
  • Disney Park Pass reservations cannot be modified, but can be cancelled by visiting My Plans. If you’d like to cancel an existing reservation and book a new one, please first check on the availability of reservations for your new desired date and/or park.

The Final Takeaway

Like Disneyland Park’s “It’s Halloween-lo-ween” Parade song says “If you’re young or if you’re old, Don’t be left out in the cold.” Make those Park Pass Reservations as soon as you can.

If you are also not using a Travel Planner, you should. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and you get as much help with planning as you’d like. Travel Planners are paid commission from the Walt Disney Travel Company. Regardless if you use a Travel Planner, the commission is already baked into your vacation total.

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[Source: Walt Disney World]


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