• On Mar 31, 2021
    Charles from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does anyone know if more park passes will become available if annual passholders do not use them? Right now, there are some parks that are full for resort guests, but still open for passholders? Could those convert to resort guests if not used?

    Hello, Charles. Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. 

    I took a look at the theme park availability calendar for your travel dates in June and I can see where the parks are starting to fill up for certain categories of the calendar. I do know that theme park availability can fluctuate quite a bit, especially as it gets closer to your travel dates because people tend to switch park days or cancel their reservations altogether. These things definitely affect the reservation calendar and you can find days popping up here or there all of the time. I know it's not always easy, but I do suggest checking back as frequently as possible. If there is a day I am hoping to snag a park pass reservation for, I tend to check first thing in the morning, around lunchtime and then again before I go to bed. I've had good luck with securing days that have been previously unavailable but only because I have been diligent about checking the calendar multiple times a day. Also, if park capacity is raised a little bit between now and your trip, that will also open up spots for the different days where there might not be as much availability at this time. 

    If you aren't having luck snagging a park pass reservation for the Walt Disney World Theme Park you'd really like to visit, I recommend upgrading your tickets to include the park hopper option. Park hopping is where you can visit multiple Walt Disney World theme parks in one day. Park hopping has recently returned to Walt Disney World and does look a little bit different than it did before. If you do wish to park hop, you'll need to have valid theme park admission with the park hopper option. You'll also need to make a park pass reservation for the first theme park you'd like to visit each day. You'll need to scan in and enter the theme park with the park pass reservation first each day to "activate" your park hopper feature. Park hopper hours are currently from 2:00 p.m. until the parks close in the evening each day. You do not need to make additional park pass reservations to park hop, just your initial reservation. To make park hopping a little bit more convenient for Guests, complimentary park-to-park bus transportation is being provided. When you are ready to visit another Walt Disney World Theme Park, just head out to the bus transportation area and look for the bus stop designated to where you'd like to go next. There will be a Cast Member working that area verifying that you do, indeed, have the park hopper option added to your ticket. This is just a quick scan of your MagicBand or ticket card and you'll be able to board the bus to the next Walt Disney World Theme Park you are visiting. 

    Park hopping is actually my favorite way to spend a day at Walt Disney World and a perfect solution if you aren't able to make a park pass reservation for a certain park you may have your heart set on visiting. If you have any other questions about the park pass reservation system, park hopping or anything else, I'm happy to help.

    Enjoy your trip! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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