To manage attendance while also helping Guests to plan ahead before their arrival, the Walt Disney World Resort introduced the Disney Park Pass system. All Guests who have purchased valid admission are required to make a reservation in advance for each park entry using this new online tool.
Guests who are looking to enter a park must have both a park reservation AND valid admission for the same park on the same date. These reservations and tickets are required for each person in your party ages 3 and up. There is a limit to one park per day.
How to Book Your Disney Park Pass Reservations
Those who are staying at a Disney Resort, as well as at other select hotel Guests who have valid theme park admission can make reservations for their length of stay. Those who are Annual Passholders can make theme park reservations for up to 5 days at a time, depending on the type of pass you have, AND for those who may have additional resort stays, they may also make Park Pass reservations for their length of stay if staying at a Disney Resort or other select hotel. Finally, existing ticket holders can make reservations for the number of days of valid theme park admission that they have.
For those who have booked a vacation package, your ticket eligibility is tied to your package travel dates. To make a park reservation for a different date, you will need to modify your vacation package dates. For those who have booked room-only reservation at a Disney Resort or other select hotel, you can either contact your travel professional to upgrade to a vacation package with tickets in order to make your theme park reservations or purchase date specific tickets that will match your vacation. Prior to purchasing your tickets, please be sure to view theme park reservations availability online. Park reservations are limited in number and subject to availability. Ticket purchase DOES NOT guarantee park reservation whether you have a vacation reservation or tickets only.
How It Works
Here’s how to use the Disney Park Pass system:
Step 1: Confirm Your Admission Is Linked to Your Disney Account
First, Guests will need valid park admission that’s linked to your Disney account. Sign in to your My Disney Experience account, which is where your Walt Disney World plans are stored and managed. If you do not have a Disney account, you’ll need to create an account. Be sure that your current address is reflected in your Disney account. Then, confirm that your valid admission is linked to your Disney account. If it’s not, you’ll need to link your admission. All Guests in your party must also have valid park admission linked to their profile, as well. For those staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you’ll need to confirm that your Disney Resort hotel reservation is linked to your Disney account as well. If it’s not, you’ll also want to link that reservation.
Step 2: Create Your Party
When you begin to make a Disney Park Pass reservation, you’ll be prompted to create your party from your Family & Friends list. You will need to select the family and friends you’d like to include in your vacation, then select “Continue”. If you don’t see someone in your travel party? Select “Add a Guest” to include them. You may need to make more than one Disney Park Pass reservation for your party depending on your admission type. Please make sure your party consists of Annual Passholders or theme park ticket holders. For those who are staying in a Disney Resort or other select hotel with a package that includes tickets, you’ll want to make sure that everyone in your party also has a hotel reservation. If this isn’t the case, you will need to make separate Disney Park Pass reservations.
Step 3: Select a Date and Park
Choose the date and the theme park that you’d like to visit from the reservations that are available. Keep in mind that that dates and theme park selections are limited and subject to availability.
After creating your party in the Disney Park Pass system, you’ll be prompted to:
- Select a Date: View a calendar and choose one of the available dates for your visit.
- Select a Theme Park: Park hours will be displayed for your convenience.
- Select a Time: This is the time that you can visit the park.
- After selecting your date, park and time, you can confirm your reservation.
Step 4: Review and Confirm Your Plans
Guests will want to carefully review and confirm your selected park and date. If you noticed something is wrong and you need to make any changes, select “Back” to revise your selections. Before confirming, you’ll also need to agree to the Terms & Conditions, including the COVID-19 liability waiver. Then, select “Confirm” to complete your park reservation. Once confirmed, your reservation will appear in My Plans.
If you want to make another park reservation, you’ll select “Make Another Reservation” to continue planning. Your new reservation(s) will appear in My Plans.
For those who may need to cancel a Walt Disney World theme park reservation made with the Disney Park Pass system, view your daily itinerary in My Plans, then select “Reservation Details”.
Mouse For Less Tips
- Reservations are limited and subject to availability and are not guaranteed until a reservation is finalized.
- At this time, Guests will only be able to select one park per day; Park Hopping (visiting more than one park per day) Guests will not need to make a subsequent reservation for the other parks they are looking to visit.
- A park reservation must be made for each day of entry. If you have a multi-day ticket, you will be required to make a park reservation for each date of your visit.
- It is recommended that you make your park reservation as soon as you complete your ticket purchase, as availability can change until the reservation is finalized.
- Guests who purchase the Park Hopper option can park hop after 2:00 p.m. To find out if the park is open to park to, visit (407) 560-5000. More details can be found here.