Disney announces more details on its Disney Park Pass System for Walt Disney World theme park reservations

Jun 19, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Disney has today announced full details on its plans to manage attendance at the Walt Disney World theme parks when they begin their phased reopening from the COVID-19 shutdown.

Notably, park hopping will not be allowed, and reservations will be taken through to September 26 2021.

Here are the full details:

Magic Kingdom park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park will begin a phased reopening on July 11—with Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopening on July 15.

To manage attendance during this reopening period, while also helping Guests plan ahead before their arrival, we are introducing the new Disney Park Pass system. During this time, all Guests with valid admission will be required to make a reservation in advance for each park entry, using this new online tool.

To enter a park, both a park reservation AND valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for each person in your party ages 3 and up (limit one park per day).

Booking Dates for Park Reservations

The Disney Park Pass system will be available soon to select Guests. Booking dates vary based on your plans.

  • Beginning June 22, 2020, Disney Resort and other select hotel Guests with valid theme park admission can make reservations.

  • Beginning June 26, 2020, Annual Passholders without a Resort stay can make reservations.

  • Beginning June 28, 2020, existing ticket holders can make reservations.

Park reservations will be available through September 26, 2021, based on your Resort stay and ticket eligibility or ticket eligibility window.

If you booked a vacation package, your ticket eligibility is tied to your package travel dates. To make a park reservation for a different date, be sure to modify your vacation package dates.

If you have a room-only reservation at a Disney Resort or other select hotel for a stay in 2021, please call the Disney Reservation Center or call your travel professional beginning on June 24 to upgrade to a vacation package with tickets—and then make your theme park reservations.

Want to Book a New Vacation?

By June 28, all Guests will be able to purchase new Disney Resort hotel packages and theme park tickets and make their park reservations for arrivals starting in 2021 as our phased reopening continues. Guests will be able to view park reservation availability online prior to purchasing their tickets.

Later this summer, we will resume sales of 2020 tickets and Disney Resort hotel arrivals, based on availability of park reservations, while we continue to provide Guests with existing tickets and Annual Passholders the opportunity to make park reservations for 2020 dates.

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Article Posted: Jun 19, 2020 / 10:42am Et
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sullivan.kscott2 days ago

Wow. Going to be some (relatively) busy resorts for December. That will help a little. Like you said, though, I’m sure we’ll see the “bucket” replenished here and there.

DCBaker2 days ago

They will surely add more availability as time gets closer, but still wild to see already. For resort/ticket guests in December, DHS is out everyday except for the 25th, which is out for MK.

nickys11 days ago

I’m sorry, I mis-read it! (I thought it seemed out of character 🙂).

TrainChasers12 days ago

I know. I was trying to be a bit sarcastic, but that’s hard to read. The WS Entertainers were 3rd party and were working a year to year “gig,” but even they were going on 10+ years. The grand orchestra, yeehaw bob, and others were full time 20+ cm’s though.

pixie22512 days ago

Yesterday afternoon we re-booked our trip that was supposed to begin Saturday and moved it to May 2021. We were allowed to add park hopper to our reservation. Whether or not it will be honored is another story. We still had to make individual park reservations for each day.

MisterPenguin12 days ago

Here..

nickys12 days ago

Many of the entertainment CMs, performers or technicians, were employed on the same terms and other CMs. And they have been decimated. Someone posted there aren’t enough technicians left now to run Fantasmic. The bands, WS entertainers and so on we’re likely on gig contracts, year on year.

nickys12 days ago

You might as well, especially if you’re planning to go to DHS. You can always change them later.

nickys12 days ago

Park reservations have been extended to 2022. That does not necessarily mean no park hopping. According to @Magic Feather , it isn’t a top priority right now, the park reservation system could be changed to allow park hopping. I would post his comment but search isn’t working properly right now.

MisterPenguin12 days ago

In this thread, all references to 2022 are for room reservations extending into 2022. Not for the name-your-park-for-the-day reservation lasting that long.

TrainChasers12 days ago

I agree. But... this is normal right? Happened after 9/11 right? Entertainers were just working a gig anyways right? Cue jungle cruise de-nile joke.

drew8112 days ago

Exactly. Wait till everyone sees what’s happened to Walt Disney Entertainment. Shows and parades are doomed.

DVCakaCarlF12 days ago

Park reservation sucks.

TrainChasers12 days ago

People are paying full price admission for limited hours, no fireworks, no parades, and he was able to lay-off 28,000 cm’s AFTER sending all the CP’s and Internationals home. This is Chapeks dream come true.