*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.
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!