All-Day Park hopping is returning to Walt Disney World

Oct 11, 2023 in "Ticket Annual Pass - Disney Incredi-Pass"

Posted: Wednesday October 11, 2023 7:00am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has just announced that beginning January 9, 2024, guests with a ticket with Park Hopper benefits or an Annual Pass will be able to once again visit another theme park at any time of day during park hours.

On days when theme park reservations are required for Annual Passholders and certain non-dated tickets, Passholders and guests will be able to take advantage of the updates to Park Hopper access after visiting their first park. For example, if a Passholder has a reservation at EPCOT and enters the park at 9 am, they can then head to another park right after.

"Good-to-go days" will also begin in January. With "good-to-go days," the theme park reservation calendar will be updated periodically and will show Passholders select days when they may visit a Disney World theme park without needing a theme park reservation (blockout dates will continue to apply like they do today).

To use the Park Hopper benefit, Annual Passholders must make a theme park reservation for the first park they plan to visit AND enter that first park prior to visiting another. Or, they can enter a theme park without a reservation on a "good-to-go" date for that park or after 2 pm (except Magic Kingdom on Saturdays and Sundays) before visiting another park.

Since returning in 2021, Park Hopper access has only been available after 2 pm each day.

Coming to Walt Disney World January 9, 2024

  • Just Announced: All-day Park Hopper access during park hours
  • Theme park reservations no longer required for date-based tickets (our standard ticket option)
  • Disney dining plans available once again for Disney Resort hotel guests as part of a package
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imagineer97Jan 10, 2024

Kind of seems like Bob Iger hates everyone these days.

Fido ChuckwagonJan 10, 2024

You are guessing wrong because Bob Iger hates AP holders.

MisterPenguinJan 09, 2024

At least their bucket is bigger, they can reserve unlimitedly for the length of their stay, and they get the resort headstart on some things.

SingleRiderJan 09, 2024

Negative. Reservations are still required for onsite APs.

NelleBelleJan 09, 2024

I’m guessing AP holders who are staying at a WDW resort are also exempt from making reservations?

Colonel AngusJan 09, 2024

They’ll just have to build a bridge and get over it.

MisterPenguinJan 09, 2024

But what about all the people afraid of heights?!?!

DCBakerJan 09, 2024

With all-day Park Hopping starting tomorrow (January 9), Disney has updated timing on park-to-park bus transportation. Here's the full update: "Bus transportation is now available between the theme parks beginning at 10:00 AM each day. Guests may also take the monorail when traveling between Magic Kingdom park and EPCOT. Bus services are not available from Magic Kingdom park to EPCOT at this time. "

DisneyCaneOct 13, 2023

Or the food and drinks either!

pdude81Oct 13, 2023

This is a good point. It makes sense if they are working on software changes related to reservations and Genie+ time restrictions that everything would launch on the same date. Any January just after marathon weekend is a lower crowd time for the inevitable bugs they have to work out.

PatchesleeOct 13, 2023

Wonder how much multi-park Genie+ sales influenced the decision to drop the 2pm slot. It seemed less attractive to spend more but have to wait until at least 2pm slots to book. Also wonder how hopping would effect that rule now.

Indy_UKOct 13, 2023

I sure can't wait until January when all the Vloggers will be uploading all their new 4 parks in a day videos :rolleyes:

pdude81Oct 13, 2023

That merch isn't going to buy itself though

Fido ChuckwagonOct 13, 2023

AP holders are still unfavorable. They have our money, they don’t need us in the parks.