After several weeks of making their initial announcement for reopening the Walt Disney World Resort on July 11th, Disney has finally released exactly how guests will be able to get into the parks upon reopening. This morning Disney announced their new theme park reservation system the Disney Park Pass System.
The new system is a requirement for all guests who want to visit the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. Guests will be required to have a My Disney Experience Account with valid tickets linked to it in order to make reservations.
The system will open in two phases, with the key dates for ticket and passholders below:
Existing Ticket Holders
June 22nd – The Disney Park Pass System opens up to existing ticket holders (and AP holders) who have a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Reservation. Both must be linked in their My Disney Experience account.
June 26th – Disney Park Pass System opens to Annual Passholders.
June 28th – Disney Park Pass System opens to all other existing ticket holders.
New Ticket Sales and Packages
By June 28th – New Disney World theme park packages and tickets sales for 2021 become available.
Late Summer – New ticket sales and hotel bookings for 2020 based on availability.
Below is Disney’s official announcement flyer with these keys dates. Guests will want to make sure that their MDE accounts are set-up before they try and make reservations for the parks.
From experience, the day these reservations open, they will fill up fast. Each theme park will have very limited capacity so guests will want to be prepared before they open this new system.
Because of all new safety measures that the parks have had to put in place, FastPass+ will not be available to book. Also, Dining Reservations will be very limited and can only be booked 60 days in advance.
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.