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In May Disney proposed a reopening plan of phased reopening of resorts and theme Parks beginning on June 22 with select resorts followed by Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on July 11. Epcot and Hollywood studios will open on Wednesday, July 15.
On May 28, Disney cancelled all reservations for dining and FastPass+ in preparation for a new theme park reservation system that they said would be unveiled soon.
Today, Disney has released information on this new (and hopefully temporary) Disney Park Pass System for theme park reservations.
In order to reduce capacity at all theme parks Disney is implementing a unique theme park reservation system that allows guests to enter one park per day with an advanced reservation.
According to Disney Parks Blog,
We’re taking a deliberate approach that includes limits on attendance and controlled guest density to align with guidance from health and government authorities on physical distancing. We’re also using technology to power creative solutions as we develop new ways for guests to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth in this unique environment.
With the parks reopening, all guests with a theme park ticket of Annual Pass will be required to have a an advance theme park reservation in order to gain park entry. Resort reservation or Annual Pass will NOT guarantee entry into the theme parks. Reservations can be made using this new online tool on DisneyWorld.com.
Disney Parks Blog outlined several important details regarding this new system of entry:
- 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.
Here’s how it will work.
Once you’ve logged into your My Disney Experience account and linked your ticket, you’ll have access to a calendar of available reservation dates for each theme park.
One of the biggest questions we have heard was how multi-day tickets would work and if families and friends could get park access together. Disney has answered both.
If you have a multi-day ticket, you will be required to make a park reservation for each date of your visit.Families and friends can link their tickets together and look to arrange theme park entries at the same time.
Guests will only be able to access ONE theme park per day. At this time, guests will be able to select one park per day using this reservation system in order to limit park attendance and get more people access to a park. According to Disney Parks Blog:
Guests with existing tickets that include the Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option have options available to them for ticket modifications and cancellations, and can visit DisneyWorld.com/Updates for more information. We hope to bring back the ability to visit more than one park per day soon and will continue to offer these add-ons for 2021 ticket purchases.
Disney will open the Disney Park Pass system to guests with Annual Passes (AP’s) and existing park tickets in phases, beginning with those with future Disney Resort and other select hotel stays. Reservations will first be opened to guests with resort stays both on and off property before being opened to AP’s.
Disney also announced that later this summer they hope to resume the sales of new tickets and new Disney resort stays while they continue to to provide AP’s the opportunity to make reservations.
For guests hoping to plan a trip in 2021, 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 on DisneyWorld.com prior to purchasing their tickets.
That’s a lot in information to digest and if you have any questions please visit the Disney World website and stay tuned right here to For Love of the Mouse for more information as it becomes available.
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(Sourece: Disney Parks Blog)