Walt Disney World theme parks now sold out for Thanksgiving week

Nov 19, 2021 in "MyMagic+"

Posted: Friday November 19, 2021 1:30pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World's theme parks are now effectively sold out for most ticket options during the upcoming Thanksgiving week.

The latest Disney Park Pass availability calendar shows all parks unavailable from Saturday, November 20 through Friday, November 26 2021.

The lack of Disney Park Pass availability applies to regular day tickets and guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Annual Passholders have some availability during the week, but that is rapidly diminishing with nothing available on November 22 and 23.

Although Disney has moved beyond any form of social distancing at the Walt Disney World parks, there are still capacity restrictions imposed by operational conditions, including staffing levels. So although the parks are at current capacity limits, attendance will not reach pre-pandemic levels.

Before COVID-19, the parks routinely hit capacity during holiday periods; specifically, Magic Kingdom would often close due to maximum attendance on July 4 and New Year's Eve.

With the arrival of the Park Pass system, Disney can manage attendance ahead of time, so the days of park phased closing due to capacity appear gone, except for park hopping.

Since park hopping was re-introduced, it has only been possible to hop to another park after tapping into the first park and moving to the second park after 2pm if available. So far, October 1 has been the only time that park hopping has been restricted. It remains to be seen if we will see restrictions on park hopping during Thanksgiving.

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DCBaker3 days ago

Walt Disney World has added 2 more Annual Passholder good-to-go days in May: May 23 and 29.

DCBaker10 days ago

It appears some changes have been made to the park reservation selection process. There's an option now to refresh the calendar: It also appears that dates on the calendar are no longer showing as being blocked out if you have a reservation on that date. When you click on a previously reserved date, this screen and message now comes up:

DCBaker10 days ago

Another round of Annual Passholder good-to-go days have been added: May 19, 20 and 22.

DCBaker24 days ago

Walt Disney World has added 4 more good-to-go days for Annual Passholders: May 2, 7, 8, 9.

Royal Purple Pigment28 days ago

It takes me just as much time and effort to log on and see it is good to go. This reservation system was one of the big differentiators in the AP tiers aside from blackout dates. We rarely even use our reservations and have 5 of 5 available. I understand everyone is different but this whole thing is lame. It is so annoying that they never could incorporate it into the app and you had to launch a different website and log in again. They need to dump this lame system or add something as a tier level replacement to the AP program (free Photopass, etc.)

wdisney900028 days ago

People have simply said its annoying, exactly like you yourself just stated in your post. I don't see anybody making mountains. Individually, the requirements you need to be on your phone for are not that frustrating, but when combined, it just gets ridiculous.

bmr159128 days ago

I mean, do you though? Unless you’re coming on a peak week, reservations are always available to make day of. Heck, my wife and I change ours the morning of often. I don’t disagree that making reservations is annoying, but some of y’all make mountains out of things that aren’t actually issues. It makes sense though, doesn’t it? CPs came from all over to work at Disney because they love Disney. Most don’t care to do anything on their off day except go enjoy the parks. With that said, man, what a scheme. “Come work for us! With the little you make, you’ll give us a portion back in rent. We also know you’ll spend a lot of what you make back with us in the parks.” It’s almost voluntary slave labor.

GhostHost100028 days ago

interesting I would also suspect they spend on average way less than annual passholders

wdwmagic28 days ago

It is way way more than that. CPers alone make up a good number on a daily basis.

Bullseye196729 days ago

The fact that CMs have to make a reservation is absolutely insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How many CMs are in a park on any given day? 50 or 100?. This is nuts but at least they can go again.

Disstevefan129 days ago

May the force NOT be with APers.

Rich Brownn29 days ago

Star Wars day ("May the Fourth be with you") :D

hopemax29 days ago

So far the good to go days for CMs have matched the AP days. CMs can see them on the calendar when they go to make a reservation.