Walt Disney World Introduces An All New Reservation System


The reopening date of July 11th for Walt Disney World is quickly approaching! On July 11th, Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom parks will be opening. On July 15th, EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios will be opening. All the cast at Walt Disney World are preparing to open with considering all the guidance from health and government authorities on physical distancing measures. Walt Disney World is using technology to power creative solutions so they can develop new ways for the guests to visit Walt Disney World's unique environment! All of procedures are part of a phased reopening strategy.


To manage attendance during this reopening period we are introducing the new Disney Park Pass system. During this time, all guests with a ticket or Annual Pass will be required to make a reservation in advance for each park entry, using this new online tool on DisneyWorld.com. 

Here are a few important details to know about this new system: 

  • You’ll need a My Disney Experience account, as this is where your Walt Disney World Resort plans are stored and managed.

  • You’ll also need a valid theme park ticket or Annual Pass that’s linked to your My Disney Experience account. 

  • If you have a Disney Resort hotel reservation, be sure to link it to your My Disney Experience account beforehand, as well. 

Once you’ve logged into your My Disney Experience account and linked your ticket, you’ll have access to a calendar of available reservation dates for each theme park. If you have a multi-day ticket, you will be required to make a park reservation for each date of your visit. Families and friends can link their tickets together and look to arrange theme park entries at the same time. 

Please note, park reservations are limited in number and subject to availability. Availability can change until the reservation is finalized. At this time, guests will be able to select one park per day; visiting more than one park per day will be temporarily unavailable upon the reopening of the theme parks due to attendance limitations. Guests with existing tickets that include the Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option have options available to them for ticket modifications and cancellations, and can visit DisneyWorld.com/Updates for more information. We hope to bring back the ability to visit more than one park per day soon and will continue to offer these add-ons for 2021 ticket purchases.


Planning a New Trip for Next Year: By June 28, The Magical Traveling Company will be able to start reserving new Disney Resort Hotel Packages and theme park tickets. In addition we will be able to make park reservations for arrivals in 2021 as the phased reopening continues.


As we begin planning your upcoming visits, Disney is also exploring engaging ways for guests to use their mobile tech to experience the magic – particularly now as the use of phones and apps continues to evolve. In 2021, Disney is planning to unveil an innovative new offering as part of the My Disney Experience app that will bring features of a MagicBand to your smart devices, building on the app’s existing digital key feature. With this new offering on the horizon, Disney will be retiring our complimentary MagicBand distribution to Disney Resort hotel guests for new reservations with arrivals beginning Jan. 1, 2021. Disney Resort hotel guests will continue to have the option to purchase new MagicBands at a discount, and we’ll be introducing even more colors and designs featuring favorite Disney characters in the future. Guests who prefer not to purchase a discounted MagicBand will be able to use the My Disney Experience app or a Key to the World card during their visit. We will still offer MagicBands in retail locations and on shopDisney.com, and guests will be able to continue using the wearables throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

The Magical Traveling Company and Disney understand these updates may change the way we plan your visits to the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and Disney Resort hotels for the time being. We are focused on making your Walt Disney World Resort experience magical, convenient and enjoyable.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Most Magical Place on Earth!

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