Walt Disney World Park Updates

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

  • 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.
  • All 4 Walt Disney World theme parks and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park are open; Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park remains closed at this time
  • Some experiences - including theme parks - may be modified or unavailable to allow for physical distancing and limited contact
  • Park Hopper hours will start at 2.00pm each day and end at the park’s scheduled close time.
  • Helpful technology and the My Disney Experience app will help you make the most of the magic

Disney Park Pass System

Before you can visit a theme park, you must have valid park admission AND you must make a park reservation via the Disney Park Pass system - now available for Guests with valid theme park admission to make Disney Park Reservations up to 31 December 2022. We strongly recommend you make your Disney Park reservations as soon as you receive your tickets. 

  • Step One: you need to purchase your Disney tickets - reservations for Disney Parks can only be made once you have paid for and received your Disney Tickets
  • Step Two:  Set up and account on My Disney Experience which is where you create and store all your Walt Disney World plans. 
  • Step Three: Sign in to your My Disney Experience account 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 Four: 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 Five: 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.
  • Step Six: Review and confirm your selected park and date. If you need to make any changes, select “Back” to revise your selections. Ready to proceed - simply 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

Guests with a Disney Magic 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 information as Park Hopper hours 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.

My Disney Experience App

We recommend that you have the latest version of this app on your mobile device, with location services and notifications enabled. 

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