One of the biggest changes has been the introduction of the Park Pass Reservation System, which requires guests to have both a valid ticket AND a reservation for access to one of Disney World’s theme parks. When the Park Pass system went live, a number of Annual Passholders were left in a confusing situation — if they held a hotel reservation, they were only able to book the length of their resort stay and NOT also their three days of passes at a time allotted to them as Passholders. It seems this has changed!
Previously, the online Park Pass system only identified guests in one of three ways — regular ticket holders, guests with hotel reservations, or Passholders with no overlapping. This meant Passholders WITH a hotel reservation were recognized in the system by their hotel stay, allowing them to book for the length of their stay. It did NOT let them go back and make the three passes they are able to book with their Annual Passes on top of those hotel-related passes.
As of today, the Park Pass system will allow Passholders with a resort stay to book BOTH. So they can book their resort passes for the length of their stay and then still book those additional three AP-related Park Passes. We had a number of readers reach out to us frustrated with this limitation, so if this applied to your situation, be sure to note you now have more Park Pass options as a Passholder.
This new information is noted on the site, but we haven’t been able to see it reflected for us just yet.
We’ll keep you updated if we learn of any changes to the Park Pass system in the coming days, and be sure to check back with us for our continuing coverage of Disney World’s reopening! We’ll be live in the parks sharing everything with you, so let us know any questions you may have!
Are you a Passholder who had been affected by this limitation? Let us know in the comments!