Disney Park Pass System will ensure your admission to one of four Walt Disney World theme parks during your next visit. Disney is 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. They will also be using technology to power creative solutions as they continue to develop new ways for guests to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth.
Disney Park Pass System
In order to enter a Disney theme park you will need to have a reservation, AND valid park admission when they reopen. Disney is introducing the Disney Park Pass System, as a way to control attendance in the parks. During this time, all guests with a ticket or Annual Pass will be required to make a reservation in advance for each park entry, using this new online tool.
Here are a few important details to know about this new system:
- Your will need a My Disney Experience account, as this is where their Walt Disney World Resort plans are stored and managed.
- You will 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 that as well.
Once you have logged into your My Disney Experience account and linked your ticket, you will have access to a calendar of available reservation dates for each theme park. If you have a multi-day ticket, you will be required to make a park reservation for each date of your visit.
Park reservations are limited in number and subject to availability. Availability can change until the reservation is finalized. At this time, you 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. Disney World hopes 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.
For Existing Ticket Holders and Annual Passholders
Beginning this week, Disney will reach out to existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders with more information on when you will be able to check availability to make park reservations. They will open the Disney Park Pass system in phases, beginning with those with future Disney Resort and other select hotel stays. Later this summer, they 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.
In a previous post, I outlined all of the safety initiatives Walt Disney World is taking to ensure guests have a Magical and Safe experience in the parks.
2021 Travel Plans
By June 28, all guests will be able to purchase new Disney Resort hotel packages and theme park tickets, as well as make park reservations for arrivals starting in 2021 as the phased reopening continues. Guests will be able to view park reservation availability on disneyworld.com prior to purchasing tickets.
In 2021, Disney plans to unveil an innovative new offering as part of the My Disney Experience app that will bring features of a MagicBand to your smart devices, building on the app’s existing digital key feature. With this new offering, Disney will be retiring complimentary MagicBands for Disney Resort hotel guests for new reservations with arrivals beginning Jan. 1, 2021. Disney Resort hotel guests will continue to have the option to purchase new MagicBands at a discount. Guests who prefer not to purchase a discounted MagicBand will be able to use the My Disney Experience app or a Key to the World card during their visit. Disney will still offer MagicBands in retail locations and on shopDisney.com, and guests will be able to continue using the wearables throughout Walt Disney World Resort.
As we navigate the Seven Seas Lagoon together, we will surely learn a lot more as we go along in the coming weeks. What I can say is that Disney World may be a little different, but I am sure it will be Magical in its own way.