If you’re heading to Disney World in 2020 or 2021, you must know about the new Disney park reservation system! Before its closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, having a theme park ticket or annual pass was enough for theme park admission. That’s no longer true! Now, you’ll additionally need Disney park reservations for each day you want to spend in the parks.
You’ll make these reservations using the brand new Disney Park Pass system. Before your trip, you must make Disney park reservations online in advance for each day of your trip.
How and where do you make these Disney park reservations? Continue reading for step-by-step instructions and tips for using the Disney Park Pass system.
[The Basics] Disney Park Reservations
To enter a Disney World theme park, you must have both a park reservation made via the Disney Park Pass system and valid admission for that park on that date.
The Disney Park Pass system is currently available for hotel guests with existing valid theme park admission (tickets or annual pass). Annual Passholders without hotel reservations can begin making reservations on June 26, 2020 while existing ticket holders without hotel reservations can make reservations on June 28th.
NEW hotel and ticket packages for 2021 will be available by June 28, 2020. New sales of 2020 tickets will resume later this summer. When new ticket sales open, Disney highly recommends immediately making your park reservations as availability can change until your park reservation is finalized. You will be able to see park reservation availability prior to purchasing your tickets.
Access the Disney Park Pass system at disneyworld.disney.go.com/park-reservations.
Park reservations are currently available through September 26, 2021 based on the dates of your resort stay and availability.
If you have a room-only hotel reservation, you must upgrade to a vacation package with tickets to make theme park reservations.
Park hopping is no longer allowed. The Disney Park Pass reservation system limits guests to one park per day. However, you may leave that park and return the same day.
[Beyond the Basics] Making a Disney park reservation using the Disney Park Pass system
Ready to make your Disney park reservations? First, you’ll need to prep your My Disney Experience account by making sure that everyone in your party is on your Friends & Family List and has valid park admission (park ticket or annual pass).
Are you making your Disney park reservations during a time period when the Disney Park Pass system is only open to guests with Disney resort reservations (see dates above)? If so, then everyone in your party must also be named on the hotel reservation.
All set? Use a web browser to access the Disney Park Pass system at disneyworld.disney.go.com/park-reservations. This cannot be done through the Disney mobile app. Use Google Chrome, particularly an incognito window, if you are having trouble accessing the page. Safari did not work for me.
Complete your Disney park reservations by following these easy steps:
1. Create Your Party by selecting the friends and family who will be on the park reservation.
2. Select a Date and then Select a Park that you want to visit on that date.
3. Select a Time. For now, there is one Arrival Window for each day that indicates the selected park’s daily operating hours.
4. Review and Confirm your park reservation and check the COVID-19 liability waiver before selecting the Confirm button to complete the reservation.
5. The confirmation screen will list all of your park reservation details and a few arrival notes. Choose the Make Another Park Pass button at the bottom of this screen to continue making park reservations for each day of your trip.
When you have finished making your Disney park reservations, you will see all of your Disney Park Passes listed in the My Plans page of your My Disney Experience account.
Will you be making Disney World park reservations for 2020 or 2021?