Disney World Parks Reservation System

Important Disney Parks Updates Concerning COVID-19

If you are visiting the parks in 2021, you can expect a completely different experience.

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Disney World park reservations

With the parks being forced to run at limited capacity due to COVID-19, Disney is now using a reservation system called Disney Park Pass to be sure that guests can enjoy the parks without them reaching capacity.

Currently this system is open for guests to reserve park reservations for trips through the end of 2021.

Here is what you'll need to make a reservation:

  • You’ll need a My Disney Experience account, as this is where your Walt Disney World Resort plans are stored and managed.
  • You’ll also need a valid theme park ticket or Annual Pass that’s linked to your My Disney Experience account.
  • If you have a Disney Resort hotel reservation, be sure to link it to your My Disney Experience account beforehand, as well.

How To Make a Reservation

To make a reservation for the parks you'll first need to head to the My Disney Experience website.

Go to the tab that say "Disney Park Pass System."

Park Pass on My Disney Experience

From there you'll click on the button that says "Make a Disney Park Pass Reservation."

You'll then be asked to log in to your My Disney Experience account. Be sure to have that set up, and to have your groups tickets all linked to your accounts. You'll also want to make sure that your group is all linked in Friends and Family on the website. You can learn more about My Disney Experience here.

After you log in you will see your account, and your friends and family that are linked. You can select the people in your group that you'll be visiting the parks with.

My Disney Experience Disney Park Pass

You are then brought to a calendar. Select your dates. Then you'll select the park you want to visit.

Keep in mind that you can only visit one park per day.

Park Pass Calendar

After you select your dates and your park you will grab the available time and agree to the terms and conditions. You can then confirm your reservation.

If you need to reserve multiple days you'll have the option of selecting more reservation days, and the process will be repeated. 

Who Can Make a Reservation?

The Disney Park Pass system is available to the following people:

  • Disney Resort and other select hotel Guests with valid theme park admission
  • Annual Passholders without a Resort stay
  • Existing ticket holders can make reservations

Note that reservations for regular ticket holders is on a separate calendar from annual passholders. So while one may show "sold out" for a certain date, the other may show availability.

Park reservations will are available through 2021.

Park Hopping

If you have tickets or an annual pass that allows for park hopping, you do still have that option available.

In order to take advantage of park hopping, you will need to make your first park reservation as shown above. You do not need to make a reservation for your second (or third or fourth) park. You only need the first park reservation.

You must visit your first park before you can hop to your next park. If you do not check in to the park you have a reservation at, you will not be able to head to your next park.

You can hop parks any time after 2pm. Hopping will not be permitted before that time.

You can park hop to any park. There is no limit.

Other Things to Know

Your reservation must be made for each park that you want to visit for your entire trip. So you'll need to know Disney plans before you start booking reservations (and if you have restaurant reservations you'll still need a park reservation. See more on that here).

Park reservations are limited in number and subject to availability. Availability can change until the reservation is finalized. At this time, guests will be able to select one park per day; visiting more than one park per day will be temporarily unavailable upon the reopening of the theme parks due to attendance limitations.

If you are looking to book a trip, guests will be able to view park reservation availability prior to booking.

Note that complimentary magic bands are no longer offered.

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