Disney Park Updates - Returning to a World of Magic

Get ready to rediscover Walt Disney World Resort - Here’s what to know before you go.

As you prepare to visit Walt Disney World Florida, it's important to be aware that changes have been made to promote cleanliness, social distancing and reduced contact. It may be different from the last time you visited. But together with Disney, you can find new ways to create magical moments - and memories to treasure.

Top Things You Should Know

  • To enter a Disney Park, both a valid Disney Ticket AND a date-specific theme park reservation are required
  • While face coverings are required for all Guests while in Disney buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner, they are now optional in most areas of the parks for Guests who are fully vaccinated. Guests who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear a face-covering in all indoor locations and upon entering all attractions.
  • Some experiences and services may be modified or unavailable without notice to allow for physical distancing and limited contact
  • All 4 Walt Disney World theme parks are now open and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park are open; Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park remains closed at this time
  • Disney 'Park Hopping' is available each day after 2.00pm, subject to the park's capacity limitations
  • Disney's FastPASS+ service is suspended until further notice as Disney plan to use additional queue space to maintain physical distancing
  • It is recommended your download the lastest version of the My Disney Experience app to manage your theme park days and help you make the most of the magic

Disney Theme Park Reservations

Disney Park attendance is now managed via the Disney Park Pass reservation system and before you visit a Disney park, you MUST make a reservation using this convenient online tool. Disney Theme Park reservations are subject to availability and it is your responsibility to reserve your Disney theme park days.

How the Disney Park Pass System Works

Step 1: Link Your Disney Ticket to My Disney Experience

First you need to purchase your Disney Tickets - Disney Park reservations can only be created once you have paid for and received your Disney Tickets.

  • On receipt of your Disney Tickets, set up an account on My Disney Experience and then, link your valid admission ticket to your Disney account. All Guests in your party must also have valid park admission linked to their profile.
  • Once your admission is linked to your account, you can begin to make a Disney park reservation. 

Step 2: Create Your Party

When you begin to make a reservation, you’ll be prompted to create your party from your Family & Friends list.

  • Simply select the family and friends you’d like to include, then select “Continue”.
  • Don’t see someone in your travel party? Select “Add a Guest” to include them.

Step 3: Select a Date and Park

Choose the date and the theme park that you’d like to visit from the available reservations. Please note 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.
  • Confirm your reservation.

Step 4: Review and Confirm Your Plans

Carefully review and confirm your selected park and date.

  • If you need to make any changes, select “Back” to revise your selections.
  • Before confirming, you’ll 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.

Want to make another park reservation? Select “Make Another Reservation” to continue planning. As a reminder, if you have a multi-day ticket, you will be required to make a park reservation for each date of your visit. Your new reservation(s) will appear in My Plans—both online and in the My Disney Experience app.

If you need to cancel a reservation, view your daily itinerary in My Plans, then select “Reservation Details”.

Park Hopping

After a temporary pause, 'Park Hopping' has been re-introduced at Walt Disney World and guests with a Disney's Ultimate Ticket will be able to visit more than one park in a day when following the new process for reserving Disney Theme Park visits.

  • Park Hopper hours will start at 2.00pm each day and end at the park’s scheduled close time - check the Park Hours calendar and the My Disney Experience app for the most up-to-date Park Hopper hours, as they could start earlier at a later date, depending on the day and park.
  • With the updated Park Hopper experience, Guests must make a Disney Park Pass reservation for the first park they plan to visit AND enter that first park prior to visiting another. At this time, a park reservation is not required after the first park, however, reservation requirements are subject to change.
  • Please note that the ability to visit another park will be subject to the park’s capacity limitations. In the event that the Park Hopper option is unavailable at a theme park, Guests will be notified in real time via a push notification from the My Disney Experience app.

If you are visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios after visiting the first park, you will not be able to join the virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Only Guests with a Disney Park Pass reservation for Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be able to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Guests visiting from another theme park will not be able to request to join the virtual queue. 

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