Disney adds bonus park reservations for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders in September and October

Sep 29, 2023 in "MyMagic+"

Posted: Friday September 29, 2023 5:45pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World Annual Passholders can now take advantage of new bonus park pass reservations during September and October 2023.

Three Walt Disney World theme parks are included. Here are the dates:

  • September 30 - Disney's Animal Kingdom 
  • October 1 - Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • October 2 - Magic Kingdom
  • October 3 - Disney's Animal Kingdom 
  • October 4 - Disney's Hollywood Studios

Bonus Reservations do not count towards your allotted number of reservations included with your Annual Pass, which is five with the top-tier Incredi-Pass.

Since April 18 2023, Walt Disney World Annual Passholders are also able to visit the theme parks after 2pm without needing a park reservation, except on Saturdays and Sundays at Magic Kingdom.

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DCBaker14 hours ago

Most likely because Sorcerer, Pirate and Pixie Passes are all blocked out starting December 20.

ChrisM14 hours ago

I can understand the 9th and 16th (since they are Saturdays) but the 18th and 19th seem strange (especially the 19th, which is a party day). Anything unusual going on those days?

HoustonHorn16 hours ago

Or how they let me buy ILL's for 7DMT at a time the ride was scheduled to be down for fireworks preparation? (I mean, they said to just come back after the fireworks, which we did, but they should not allow you to buy the ILLs for a timeslot when the ride is scheduled to be down)

jpeden16 hours ago

Kind of like how the other night we were at EPCOT and the VQ for guardians reached capacity and they didn’t make it to our boarding group but you could still buy an ILL….

Fido Chuckwagon1 day ago

Still selling day tickets though. Stay Classy, Disney.

DCBaker1 day ago

According to the Annual Passholder Park Reservation calendar, EPCOT is currently no longer available for new reservations on December 31. Magic Kingdom is also no longer available for new reservations on December 9, 16, 18 and 19, in addition to the 25.

Fido Chuckwagon5 days ago

Christmas is the one time of year the park pass system is needed and it’s a shame they couldn’t keep it (just for the last two weeks of the year) for next year. It made Christmas/new years week in the parks much more bearable than it used to be. Oh well.

DCBaker5 days ago

According to the Annual Passholder Park Reservation calendar, Magic Kingdom is currently no longer available for new reservations on December 25.

Laketravis7 days ago

I took 200+ high school band students to WDW (and USF) for 5 days in spring 2022. At WDW they were free to leave the resort after a 7am breakfast meeting and go to whatever park they wanted. They were required to be back at the resort at a predetermined curfew each night. I had a couple of parent chaperones stationed in the resort lobby during the day but the rest of the chaperones and band staff pretty much went on their own as well without any students. We only required the students to remain in groups of at least 3 (one to stay with the second while the third goes for help if needed) and send us selfies in front of identifiable landmarks at certain times during the day. Aside from the occasional lost backpack or park ticket, the trip went surprisingly well.

MisterPenguin8 days ago

And this is the reason why Day Tickets no longer have to make reservations. The number of Day Tickets is limited in number and pegged to a specific date range.

SingleRider8 days ago

As an AP, it’s nice to see the tables turned and ticket guests being locked out before APs.

Disstevefan18 days ago

I don't understand this. If you are staying on site in a WDW resort, you should be able to get into any park you want.

DCBaker8 days ago

According to the Walt Disney World website, reservations on December 31 at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT are currently unavailable for Resort/Ticket guests. Reservations at Magic Kingdom on December 25 are also currently unavailable for Resort/Ticket guests. More reservations may be released, so keep checking if you are looking to go on those dates.

DCBaker8 days ago

Walt Disney World has added five more days of Bonus Reservations for Annual Passholders in December. December 6 - Disney's Hollywood Studios December 7 - Disney's Animal Kingdom December 10 - EPCOT December 11 - Magic Kingdom December 13 - Disney's Animal Kingdom