And, while we are now able to book vacation packages for 2021, guests still can’t purchase tickets or hotel reservations for dates in the remainder of 2020.
We’re getting hundreds of direct messages on instagram and loads of emails from you asking why — if you have a hotel booked and most of the people in your party have tickets for a 2020 vacation — you can’t buy one more ticket! There are a lot of people who have their whole trip booked — including hotel and transportation — for Disney World this year. They just need tickets. So, what’s the deal?
With all of the moving parts surrounding the reopening of Disney World, it can be tough to decode what’s really going on — and why! Officially, Disney has stated that they will open up ticket sales and hotel reservations for the rest of 2020 “later this summer.” Although, as the situation progresses, this timeframe is subject to change. We’ve also seen Disney refer to ticket sales for 2020 as “temporarily paused.”
So, why the hold-up on 2020 tickets and hotel reservations? This comes down to the limited park capacity that will be implemented upon reopening. Prior to the closure, Disney was selling park tickets for 2020 dates based on full capacity. Now that they’ve confirmed that park capacity will need to be greatly reduced this year, they want to ensure those who’ve already purchased a ticket for 2020 are able to visit.
Essentially, the goal is to determine how many people currently have tickets AND how many are still planning to come to Disney World so that they’re not overselling the limited capacity theme parks. If the number of guests currently holding tickets already meets (or exceeds) the park capacity for the year, opening up ticket sales for 2020 would allow guests to purchase tickets that couldn’t be used.
Once those with 2020 tickets have made their Disney Park Pass reservations, Disney will determine whether they have any additional capacity in 2020 and if so, they’ll open up ticket sales at a later date.
With all of the new policies and procedures, it can be tough to figure out exactly what’s happening with your Disney World vacation plans. This is why we’re keeping a close eye on things as they unfold — to help break it down for you! If (or when) Disney World ticket sales are resumed for 2020, we’ll report back with the details!
Are YOU looking to get Disney World tickets for 2020? Let us know in the comments!