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  • On Mar 11, 2024
    Byol from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I bought a 4-Day Theme Park Base Ticket and as far as I know, I have to make a park reservation. But even though I registered my ticket on the app, there is no way to reserve a park for specific dates. And there is a message, No reservation required

    Hello, Byol! Welcome to planDisney!

    Congratulations on being one step closer to vacation and your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort visit. I see you plan on going to the parks for four (4) days. That sounds amazing! There have been many changes recently with ticket types and reservation requirements, so you have come to the right place. Let’s dive in and see if I can help clear things up!

    Theme Park tickets are considered date-based, meaning you must choose a start date when you purchase your tickets. For example, if you were planning to buy a one-day 1 Park Per Day ticket, you would have selected the exact day and park you were planning to visit at the time of purchase. If you plan on buying a multiple-day ticket, you would first have selected the total number of days you wanted, in your case, four (4). You would have chosen the date coinciding with the beginning of your vacation, and you should have seen a range of seven (7) days that you would be able to use your four (4) total visits. The date range is given so you don’t have to use your tickets on consecutive days, which is a great perk. These are both examples of date-based tickets that no longer require park reservations. Tickets purchased through a vacation package are also considered date-based and would no longer need a park reservation.

    Currently, the only tickets that require a reservation would be:

    • Student group tickets 
    • Sports and Convention tickets
    • Florida Resident Disney Thrills Ticket
    • Florida Resident Discovery Disney Tickets
    • Disney Military Salute Ticket
    • Annual Passes

    Since you stated you purchased a 4-Day Theme Park Base Ticket and you are receiving the message that "no reservation is required," I think it is safe to assume you successfully purchased a date-based ticket and that you are free to choose which park you want to visit when you wake up each morning (so long as the park you want hasn’t reached capacity). If you want to be extra sure, contact the Existing Tickets phone number under the Reservations and Tickets section of Disney’s Help Center.

    If you have any other questions or would like any recommendations for must-do attractions or dining locations, please ask me a question directly. I would be more than happy to share some of my favorites!


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