Disney Park Pass Reservation System: FAQ

*This page is being updated frequently with new questions and information as we have them.*

With the new Disney Park Pass reservation system only hours old, many are scrambling to figure out all the details before the launch on Monday, June 22nd, at 7 am, EST.

While we don’t have all the answers, we thought it would be good to compile a list of some of the most frequently asked questions we have seen about the Disney Park Pass system in order to help our DVC Fan Community best prepare to navigate this new process.

First and foremost, please know that we are as new to this system as you are and don’t have every answer to every question. That being said, this information is evolving quickly and may change. The only official channel in which to get an answer to questions regarding your vacation would be to reach out to Walt Disney World about your specific travel plans. While we realize that it is extremely frustrating at this time due to increased wait times, we highly suggest you speak with Disney

If you have a question you wish to have answered, head over to our DVC Fan Facebook Group and post it in the comments of this posts thread. We will not get to every question but will try to address many of the common concerns we’ve seen about the new Disney Park Pass Reservation process.

Lastly, before we get to any specific questions, we highly encourage you to head over to The DIS and read all of the details released thus far about the Disney Park Pass system!

Alright, onto the questions… once we get some…


Q: How far out can you make park reservations on Monday, June 22?

From everything we have been hearing, guests with a valid resort reservation and associated admission ticket or Annual Pass can book theme park reservations starting Monday, June 22nd, for all stays through 9/26/2021. Although this is what we’ve heard, we honestly have no idea how the website or Disney could handle this come Monday at 7 am, EST. I would expect an update or perhaps clarification from Disney this weekend, so keep your eyes out for more guidance on this (…but also be ready to book theme park reservations for the next fifteen months…).

Q: So can 1 person make the reservations for the whole party?

Yes – Think of this system very similar to what you do when you make a Fastpass+ reservation. The key things you need to verify prior to making a reservation is that all members of your party are on your resort reservation, all have valid theme park tickets linked, and you have linked everyone in your My Disney Experience account. Please keep in mind that you may need to make more than one Disney Park Pass reservation for your party depending on your admission type (Annual Pass, Ticket, etc.).

Q: Does my 2-year-old need a ticket?

No, park reservations and tickets are only required for guests ages 3 and up.

Q: We would be making reservations in July for a February 2021 vacation at Disney World. Are we not able to buy tickets until July? How can we know (can we?) that tickets will still be available?

It seems many are in this ticket limbo, and unfortunately, Disney has not provided much guidance on the issue. What we know at this time is that Disney has stated that by June 28th, 2020, guests will be able to purchase theme park tickets and make their park reservations for travel in 2021. Currently, for those needing tickets for a trip booked in 2020, the only statement we have is that based on availability, 2020 theme park ticket sales will resume later this Summer. As far as being sure of availability, I’m not sure there is anything we can be sure of at this point…

Q: Can I still make park reservations if I have not yet activated my annual pass?

While we don’t know for sure, it seems like your annual pass will count as a valid ticket similar to how inactivated annual passes can be used to book fast passes. Be sure to have your annual pass linked in MDE just in case. Keep an eye on the Annual Passholder website throughout the weekend to see if further information is provided from Disney.

Q: If I didn’t receive an email from Disney regarding my upcoming trip, will I still be able to book park reservations?

You should be able to book park reservations on Monday, June 22nd, as long as your resort reservation and tickets are linked in My Disney Experience. Be sure to double and triple check that, but otherwise we think you will be good to go!

Q: If I am an Annual Passholder, how many park days am I able to reserve at a time?

According to the Annual Passholder website, “All Annual Passholders are eligible to make Theme Park reservations for up to 3 days at a time, or Annual Passholders staying at select Disney Resort or other select hotels with valid Theme Park admission are eligible to make Theme Park reservations for their entire Resort length of stay. All reservations are subject to availability and applicable pass blockout dates.

Q: I’ve noticed that the reservation system will require me to pick a time to come into the park. Will we be limited on the amount of time, or are they trying to keep everyone from arriving at the same time?

Based on what we’ve seen, it sounds like the goal of this arrival time is a staggered entrance in order to avoid the rope drop type of crowds they usually get.

Q: If my annual pass won’t be extended until October, how do I make park reservations for the days after my annual pass is currently set to expire?

Since you need valid park admission to make park reservations, you may not be able to book your reservations until after your pass is extended. A great article was posted over on The DIS that outlines these extensions and specific details.

Q: What if tickets aren’t on sale when our 60-day dining window opens? Will I still be able to do dining reservations?

While you will still be able to get ADRs for Walt Disney World Resorts and Disney Springs restaurants, you probably will not be able to book any dining reservations for the theme parks without a park reservation for that day.

Q: The email I received said we will access the Disney Park Pass reservation system in My Disney Experience. Where do you go to do this?

Disney Park Pass is not currently accessible at this time. If it is anything like the Rise of the Resistance boarding groups, it will not be hard to miss come booking day.


Big shoutout to Lauren Hee and Amy Krieger who have been helping filter questions and provide answers as we have them!

Stay tuned to DVC Fan, the DVC Fan Facebook Group, and The DIS for more information as it becomes available!

16 thoughts on “Disney Park Pass Reservation System: FAQ

  • June 19, 2020 at 7:04 pm
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    I made my resort reservation right before they closed the system a few weeks ago. But I bought my tickets in February. Just wondering if I’ll have an issue making a park reservation because I bought “ala carte” instead of buying a package. I know…silly question but I am wondering… thanks guys !!

    • June 19, 2020 at 8:11 pm
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      Hey Danny! We kind of answered this in the article, but I do not foresee any issues as long as you have everything linked in My Disney Experience. Good luck! 🙂

  • June 20, 2020 at 1:34 pm
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    I’m sorry if you’ve answered this already, but I’m so confused. So… if DVC members can’t book until their home resort 11-month window opens, there’s a chance all park reservations will already be taken for a June trip next year?

    • June 20, 2020 at 5:22 pm
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      I think that the amount of availability is going to be much greater than people are expecting. Personally I’m not overly concerned about those possible scenarios that are so far from now.

  • June 20, 2020 at 2:59 pm
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    With the new park reservation system will you be allowed to leave the park midday and return in the evening? We always take a break so the kids can nap and swim for a while.

    • June 20, 2020 at 5:23 pm
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      I don’t see how they don’t allow this for the exact reason you’ve outlined. Many people do this same thing.

      Since they are limiting total availability and wouldn’t be admitting more if attendance decreases I wouldn’t see why this wouldn’t be the case.

  • June 20, 2020 at 5:59 pm
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    Anxious to see how they handle dvc rooms where 1 or more do not have tix,but some do

  • June 20, 2020 at 9:30 pm
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    Hi Paul, has it been confirmed that the reservation system will open at 7am on the 22nd?

    • June 20, 2020 at 9:52 pm
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      Original reports had said 7am, EST … I have not seen anything official stating otherwise, however there were some rumors flying yesterday stating it may be delayed a bit that morning.

  • June 21, 2020 at 10:28 am
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    Big unanswered question seems to be for those who have resort reservations and tickets/ap for stays 9/27 through end of 2020. When do those park reservations open up? All the info i.have read touches upon up through 9/26 and then 2021. Did I miss something?

    • June 22, 2020 at 6:08 am
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      The date through which reservations will be open is presumed to be 9/26/2021.

  • June 22, 2020 at 11:19 am
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    I got an email saying that I could book park reservations today even though i don’t have tickets yet. I’m booked DVC, so I thought that was why. After 3 1/2 hours of trying, I finally got in only to get an error message saying that I needed tickets! Anyone else get the email with resort only?

  • June 22, 2020 at 4:16 pm
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    Has anyone been able to book park reservations for more than more DVC trip? I was able to make reservations for the 1st trip (3 days) but no more. I thought we could make reservations for all trips if they were linked. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Has anyone else had the same problem? Cannot get through to anyone since their phones have been busy.

  • June 22, 2020 at 4:17 pm
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    I didn’t get the email, but I’m in the same situation as you with DVC booked and no tickets yet. I waited to get through to the reservation system (figured it couldn’t hurt to try) but received the “hold on there… their’s a problem” message because of no tickets.

  • June 22, 2020 at 5:29 pm
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    Yes! We have a reservation at Old Key West but no park tickets. I got the same email.

  • June 26, 2020 at 12:43 am
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    I have a reservation in July but no tickets. Disneyworld doesn’t have common sense. They should of allowed visitors for July and August be able to reserve and buy tickets first. I have never been so disappointed in my life. Disneyworld CEO and directors are failing thousands of children’s happiness. You should take care of the guest with the closest reservations to opening date. Sale tickets to 2020 visitors then 2021.

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