Magic is here! In just a few more days, Disney will begin welcoming the first guests back to the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, starting July 11 with Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and followed July 15 by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Disney is continuing to prepare for these openings in a measured and deliberate way, implementing health and safety measures with cast members and guests in mind.
As you may recall, earlier they had temporarily paused 2020 ticket sales and Disney Resort hotel bookings so they could focus on helping existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders plan their visits with the new Disney Park Pass theme park reservation system.
We are glad to share that tomorrow, July 9, Disney is resuming Resort hotel bookings, packages and ticket sales for 2020. In preparation, their booking systems will be unavailable overnight, beginning at approximately midnight Eastern this evening.
When systems come back online in the morning, you’ll be able to purchase new tickets and plan future visits throughout this year with the Disney Park Pass system, which they are using to help manage attendance.
What You Need To Know Before Buying
First of all, you’ll want to save some money on your tickets and hotel which is why we recommend buying your tickets online.
Second, getting into the theme parks is now a 2-step process:
- Buy your tickets for the dates you want to visit;
- Then make theme park reservations. Our online guide will walk you through the steps to make it quick and easy.
To make this process go faster, be sure you have a Disney account online already.
Guests who buy tickets but fail to make park reservations will not be allowed to attend the parks.
Because reservations are limited each day, you’ll want to purchase your tickets ASAP.
If you’re worried about COVID-19, be sure to see how Disney is taking every precaution to protect guests during their visit.
Guests who are unable to attend the parks after purchasing tickets will be able to change their tickets to future dates OR apply their ticket balance toward another future ticket purchase.
Dean has been writing and blogging for over 10 years. He specializes in Disney theme park news including updates, openings, special events and general advice for travelers. He doesn’t shy away from the good, the bad and the ugly. His previous work includes being a Cast Member at Disneyland and working as a travel agent.