Park hopping returns to Walt Disney World with modifications

11 days ago in "The Walt Disney Company"

Starting Jan. 1, 2021, guests who purchased a ticket or annual pass with Park Hopper benefits will be able to visit more than one park per day, with some new modifications as part of ongoing focus on health and safety.

With the updated Park Hopper experience, guests must make a Disney Park Pass reservation for the first park they plan to visit AND enter that first park prior to visiting another. At this time, a park reservation is not required after the first park, however, reservation requirements are subject to change.

Additionally, Disney will set specific Park Hopper hours during which this option will be available. Park Hopper hours will start at 2 p.m. each day and end at the park’s scheduled close time. Guests will soon be able to check DisneyWorld.com/ParkHours and the My Disney Experience app for the most up-to-date Park Hopper hours, as they could start earlier at a later date, depending on the day and park.

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Article Posted: Nov 20, 2020 / 8:13am ET
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TrainChasers1 day ago

Not only is everything open, Dollywood ADDED fireworks this year for Christmas in the Smokies.

nickys1 day ago

Interesting. The U.K. site doesn’t include anything about park to park transportation. Not that it matters yet for us.

MisterPenguin1 day ago

Disney: Park-to-park transportation is planned to resume in 2021, with operations beginning each day shortly prior to the start of Park Hopper hours. Learn more. https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/experience-updates/parks/

JoeCamel1 day ago

I think it was in WDWMagic's blog post about the hopper drop that the Epcot monorail would open at the same time. That or Blog Mickey

nickys1 day ago

Quite likely. That was the reason that I think @Magic Feather gave for it not being open and the condition for it’s reopening. 🤞

Goofy2131 day ago

I haven't seen this mentioned yet, but with the return of PH does this mean that the Epcot Monorail will be reopening?

ALW2 days ago

Absolutely! Which is why I cancelled my Christmas trip to Disney and reserved the same week for Christmas in the Smokey Mountains at Dollywood! 109 per person for 3 day ticket. Nothing is cancelled and all the Christmas spirit one could ask for!! Disney can KMA.

Giss Neric3 days ago

Late afternoon hours is a great time to ride Flight of Passage, Expedition and Dinosaur. High chance of repeat rides.

DisneyCane3 days ago

Not unless we are French citizens (which I am not). I would encourage those who are to do so.

MisterPenguin4 days ago

TrainChasers4 days ago

Should we also insist the French government allow Disneyland Paris to open?

Doberge4 days ago

At this point they know how what percentage of guests return (or make first visit) after 2pm, after 4pm, etc. One option is to bake "slack" into the capacity to account for people who are expected to still be in the park at certain times. For example, a number equivalent to 5% of capacity has a HS park pass and enters HS after 2pm. Then Disney can allow a number of people in park (remaining in park + park hoppers) that's equivalent to 30% to allow the 5% room to join. Of course Disney can drill down and make this much more dynamic and by the hour.

DisneyCane4 days ago

I would also assume that they won't allow the hoppers to fill all the capacity that was created by people leaving a park to always make sure there is a buffer for people to come back. Obviously they have the data about what percentage of people leave and then come back later.

Sirwalterraleigh5 days ago

There’s little doubt about that... But you veered off course when you jumped in the dingy upstream with Ron the moron. To be honest. They won’t make a dime if they try to “muscle” their way through it with forced openings and only locals. It hasn’t worked...it won’t work...if it would Disney would have shouted for it months ago. They know how and where their bread is buttered. The holding pattern will continue.