Boy and girl in front of It's a Small World
  • On Apr 18, 2021
    Bonnie from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Booked a stay in may but no parks are showing availability, what can I do ?

    Oh, Bonnie! 

    I booked a last-minute trip a few months ago, and trying to secure my Disney Park Pass system reservation took a bit of creativity. 

    Bonnie, if you are showing that your desired theme park is not currently available on the handy-dandy Availability Calendar, you have three options. 

    Your first option is to keep checking! This plan is best if you have a lot of flexibility in your vacation plan, or are planning on spending a lot of time at the resort. On our last trip, I was able to secure a reservation the night before for a totally booked park. Obviously, this method is not fool-proof and does not guarantee that you will get a reservation. 

    Your second option is to upgrade your ticket to add the Park Hopper Option. If there are any Disney Park Pass system reservations for any park, you can make a reservation, start your day at that park, and then hop over to your desired park once Park Hopper hours open up at 2:00. 

    If this trip is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime vacation for your family, you may want to see if you can adjust your plans and resort stay to travel on a date that does have availability. 

    I hope that this gave you a bit of guidance, Bonnie! Good luck securing your Disney Park Pass system reservation!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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