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  • On May 31, 2021
    Eva from FL Asked

    We cannot make a reservation for the park we want. The park is full for all the dates we can come. What can be done so we can go to the park we want?

    Hello there, Eva. Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. I see that your vacation to the most magical place on earth is only a few short weeks away, I bet you are getting so excited! 

    Eva, since the reopening of Walt Disney World last summer, the park pass reservation system has been in place to help control capacity at the theme parks during this unprecedented time. It's basically like a virtual placeholder in line at the theme park you'd like to visit each day. I'm sorry to see that you were not able to secure park pass reservations for the theme park that you had your heart set on visiting during your Walt Disney World vacation. I did take a look at the theme park availability calendar and can see that most of the parks are filled up for the majority of the month of July already. The summer can be a busy time to visit. I know this isn't the answer that you are looking for but my best piece of advice is to keep checking back. Theme park availability does open up frequently when Guests change their plans or cancel a vacation altogether. This does get reflected on the availability calendar almost immediately. Also, Walt Disney World has previously opened up a large number of spots as it has gotten closer to the calendar date in the past. So keep checking back. I've had good luck securing a park pass reservation for something that had been previously sold out at off times throughout the day. I like to check very early in the morning and then oftentimes I can grab something late at night as well. 

    If you aren't able to secure a park pass reservation for the Walt Disney World Theme Park you are really wanting to visit, you could always upgrade your theme park ticket to include the park hopper option. Park hopping is where you are able to visit more than one theme park each day. This would work out well for you. You could visit the theme park with the park pass reservation in the morning and then at 2:00 p.m. when park hopping is allowed, you could hop over to that theme park and enjoy the rest of the day. I personally love park hopping and think this is a great idea for your trip. To park hop, currently, Guests need standard theme park admission with the park hopper option. Then, you would need a park pass reservation for the first theme park you are planning on visiting. On the day of, you will need to scan in and enter the theme park with the park pass reservation. This sort of "activates" your park hopper feature. Park hopping hours now start at 2:00 p.m. and last until each park closes in the evening. It is not necessary to make more than one park pass reservation each day - just the one for the initial theme park you will be visiting. 

    Eva, I hope you are able to grab a park pass reservation for the theme park you'd really like to visit. If not, do look into park hopping! I think you'll be amazed at how many must-do's you will be able to cross off your list in the afternoon and evening at that theme park. If you have any other questions before your trip, please feel free to come back and ask me

    Have fun! 
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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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