It has been a WEEK in Disney World news!
We’ve shared some wild stuff recently, like the brand new version of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival that debuts July 15th, the cancellation of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (still crying a little bit), and the announcement for ALL the rides and entertainment re-opening in the parks.
Sounds like a lot, right? Well, Disney has ALSO released information on the Disney Park Pass, which is Disney World’s new mandatory theme park reservation system. The system will go live TOMORROW, June 22nd, at 7 AM EST for guests with existing hotel reservations and valid theme park entry to schedule their visits to the parks.
Although we’ve given you a step-by-step tutorial on how to make reservations through Disney Park Pass, things can be a little bit confusing since there are so many different situations to consider. And, our number one priority here at DFB is to help you with your vacation and planning needs (and keep you up to date on all the Disney news!).
We’ve been seeing a lot of confusion over how regular ticket holders and Annual Passholders would be able to make reservations together. Since Annual Passholders will only be able to make 3 park reservations at a time starting June 26th and regular ticket holders can make reservations on June 28th, your Disney plans are probably going to see some major changes.
At this time, we understand that Passholders with a hotel reservation should be allowed to book for the length of their hotel stay, but if your party has both Annual Passholders and regular ticket holders, you may need to make two different park reservations at this time. Disney has stated that all guests must have valid park ticketing, but your type of admission may prevent you from making a certain amount of reservations.
If you have a hotel reservation, but multiple kinds of tickets within your party, you’ll still be able to book together as a group due to your hotel stay. But if, for example, you have a local friend looking to visit with you for the day, even if you’re synced in My Disney Experience, they may need to book their Park Pass separately. Keep in mind that this can always change.
As Disney releases more information about specifics, we will continue to keep you updated. Since things keep changing and evolving, let us know if you have any questions! We will do our best to help you find the answers that you need.
When will you be returning back to Disney World? Let us know in the comments below!