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What You Need to Know to Make a Disney Park Pass Reservation

Disney World has rolled out a new way to visit the park’s post-COVID-19 closures. 

On July 11, 2020, when the Disney World Theme parks reopen guests won’t be able to show up at the gates like in days past.  

Before you visit Disney World you must have a valid theme park ticket AND a Disney World Park Pass Reservation.   

Park Reservations are made with Disney’s new “Parks Pass Reservation System” that can be accessed via your My Disney Experience account. 

If you don’t’ currently have an account, you’ll need to make one prior to reserving park days.  This is no longer an option when visiting Disney World.

Making Theme Park Reservations

Reserving a park day is not hard but there are a few steps needed to ensure your success.

Before doing anything please visit Disney’s Know Before You Go website

It is important that you check it regularly before your trip. Disney will update all rules and regulations here.

Follow these steps to make park reservations.

  1. Guests who are looking to book new resort reservation packages or purchase stand-alone tickets should check the Disney World availability calendar prior to making a purchase. Having a theme park ticket and/or resort reservation does NOT guarantee entrance into the parks. Disney Park Pass Availability Calendar

Note that there are three types of availability to choose from on the availability calendar.  Make sure you select the correct type of reservation to get the correct availability.

2.  Immediately after making your resort reservation or purchasing park tickets login to your My Disney Experience account.My Disney Experience account overview

3. Link your reservation or park tickets to your My Disney Experience account.  This information will then show in your daily plans.

How to link your Disney World resort Hotel

4. Select “View Availability” under the Important Message Box.  This is where you’ll start the process of making your Disney World Park Pass reservation.

Where to set up your Park Reservations link

5. Create your party – select the guest’s names that will be visiting the parks with you.  All guests must have valid theme park tickets to make park reservations.

Select your party to visit the parks

6. Select a date and the park you’d like to visit.

Calendar and park selection

7. Select your arrival time.  You will only have one option which is the full day’s park hours.

Select arrival time - park hours

8. Review and confirm your plans. You will need to click the box agreeing to terms and conditions and the Covid-19 liability waiver.

Review and confirm plans

After your reservation is confirmed you’ll see this screen notes on “When You Arrive”.

When you arrive at Disney World

9. You’ll then repeat for each park day you’d like to visit.

Things to Know

  • Park reservations should be made as soon as your vacation package or tickets have been purchased.  Park availability is subject to change and entrance is not guaranteed with purchase.
  • Guests can make reservations for as many days tickets they have.  All tickets linked to a resort vacation package expire at the end of the resort stay.
  • Guests with stand-alone tickets are good for the “valid use period only”.  Guests who have tickets remaining from the 2020 park closure period expire on September x, 2021.
  • Guests with Annual Passes can reserve up to 3 days at a time thought September 2021 unless they have a resort reservation.  Resort reservation length of stay trumps the 3-day annual pass holder limit.

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Jamie Rumph
Jamie Rumph
Hi, I'm Jamie, traveling mama, entrepreneur, and travel advisor. I'm addicted to Disney, traveling and exploring the world with my family, and have a passion for helping families experience the magic of travel. My home is filled with love and chaos, 2 crazy girls, 2 large dogs, and the most spectacular architect and Disney Cast Member I call my husband. We live in Florida and spend our weekends playing at Orlando's many theme parks and visiting the beach. In 2015, after helping numerous families plan their vacations to various Disney Destinations, I started a blog to answer all of the many travel questions I received daily. In 2016, the blog grew into a travel agency, and Love of the Magic Vacations was born. With a team of nearly 20, we spend our days creating family vacations around the world. What started as a blog is now a full service, worldwide vacation destination planning service. I create custom itineraries for each of my clients that not only meets but exceeds expectations. There is no greater gift than making memories while sharing the world and its cultures with your kids.


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