After announcing a reopening date this morning of July 11th, the Walt Disney World Resort is quickly moving forward with its proposed plan to bring back guests safely to their theme parks.
As part of the plan, guests will now be required to make advanced reservations to the theme parks as well as having tickets valid for those dates.
With this new system being implemented, Disney’s current ticketing system is currently down and not accepting any additional ticket purchases. The reason for this, as explained by Disney, is to allow guests with existing tickets and Annual Passholders to have first priority to making advanced reservations for the parks.
Disney’s new reservation system is not currently available to anyone though they anticipate it will be up and running in the next week or so. Guests with existing tickets for July 11th and on as well as Annual Passholders will receive an email from Disney explaining how the new reservation system will work and when they can access it.
Guests who do not make a reservation for the theme parks will not be allowed in.
Along with the two opening dates for their theme parks, Disney will be opening all DVC Resorts and Fort Wilderness starting June 22nd for members and guests. The theme parks will remain closed during this time.
Below is the direct message for guests looking at booking tickets from Disney:
“When the parks reopen, park attendance will be managed through a new park reservation system. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date is required. More details about this new reservation system will be available soon.
At this time, we are temporarily pausing new ticket sales so we can focus on Guests with existing tickets. Existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders will be able to make reservation requests in phases before new tickets are sold; we’ll be reaching out to these Guests soon to provide additional details. We will resume new ticket sales after that period of time.”
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.