Theme Park Reservation Woes: Walt Disney World Passholders hit with three-day dry spell

Jan 04, 2024 in "MyMagic+"

Posted: Thursday January 4, 2024 8:52am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World Annual Passholders are facing a rough start to 2024 with three consecutive days of no available theme park reservations at any of the parks.

According to the official Walt Disney World reservations calendar, all four parks are at capacity for Annual Passholders from January 5 through January 7, 2024. In addition, Magic Kingdom is fully booked for passholders on January 4.

Currently, Disney is continuing to offer day tickets on these days, and the period remains available to guests staying at Walt Disney World hotels.

Note that on days when reservations are at capacity, Annual Passholders may still visit the theme parks after 2:00 pm without a theme park reservation, except on Saturdays and Sundays at Magic Kingdom. You should also keep watching the park pass reservation calendar as more capacity may be added.

This weekend's lack of theme park reservations is due to the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. The event brings in many Walt Disney World regulars, who are also typically Annual Passholders.

Disney plans to introduce new "Good-To-Go Days" for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders starting January 11, where Annual Passholders may enter the theme parks without needing a reservation. However, it would seem likely that even with the new system in place, busy periods like this weekend would not be included, and reservations would still be required.

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SingleRider7 hours ago

The park hopping phone number also said MK was closed to hopping.

MisterPenguin8 hours ago

It was intentional. They also stopped selling day-tickets to MK on that day.

nickys14 hours ago

There was a recent pause in park hopping to MK. Whether it was a glitch in the app or not was debated but certainly there were notifications that hopping to Mk was paused. It didn’t last very long. I think the only other time was the day of the 50th, again at MK.

Patcheslee14 hours ago

With park reservations dropped for some, have they reimplement phased capacity closures? We'll be arriving July 4th, and would like to grab a TS dinner in Epcot. Tickets for us is part of a package.

MisterPenguin10 days ago

The point being that MK has reached it max (the much reduced max from Christmases long ago), and that they're keeping people out -- APers who want to hop, and people buying tickets for MK for today.

Unbanshee10 days ago

That's separate from park hopping. Day tickets are more akin to a park pass

MisterPenguin10 days ago

Day tickets are still unavailable.

DCBaker10 days ago

The messages were updated around 8pm that park hopping to Magic Kingdom was open again (the park is open until 11pm tonight).

GhostHost100010 days ago

and Bob. Bob always wins.

Dad 2 M & M10 days ago

We’re good Mouse wins!

ChrisFL10 days ago

sounds like the park is super busy BUT also something in the app is broken if people can't reserve any MK days at all

GhostHost100010 days ago

Sorry…some of us have to work during the day pay for our Disney trips lol

Dad 2 M & M10 days ago

I’ve been and stand corrected…No new attractions….keep up with the thread

Dad 2 M & M10 days ago

Pop up REPEATEDLY pops up…