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  • On Mar 10, 2021
    Anna from NC Asked

    can I change my park reservation

    Hey there, Anna. It's always fun to see a fellow North Carolinian pop up here and ask a question! I sure hope you are doing well. 

    When I am planning a Walt Disney World vacation, it seems like my plans are constantly shifting and changing because of theme park hours being adjusted or being able to snag a great restaurant reservation and I know I am not alone in that. I think you will be happy to know that you are able to select a different Walt Disney World Theme Park to visit than the initial one you made a reservation for. Although there isn't an option currently for you to change your reservation, it can be done. What you'll need to do is log into your MyDisneyExperience account. In the "My Plans" section, you should be able to see all of your park pass reservations. Select the reservation you are wanting to change and you are actually going to cancel that one - this is the only way to do it. Once you've cancelled your park pass reservation, you can head over to the park pass reservations website and go through the process of selecting a different park for you to visit. However, I can't stress enough how important it is to view the theme park availability calendar before you go canceling any existing park pass reservations. The calendar is broken down into three categories - Guests with a resort reservation, Guests with theme park tickets only and Annual Passholders. You'll want to make sure you are viewing the calendar that pertains to you. Due to park capacity limitations, some theme parks will not have available park pass reservations on certain days. However, the calendar does get updated regularly to reflect the change in itineraries of people who, like you, switch their days around. If you look now and there is no availability that doesn't mean that tomorrow there won't be. You have to keep checking back. 

    If the Walt Disney World Theme Park that you are wanting to switch your reservation to isn't accepting any new park pass reservations at this time and you don't want to chance it, I have an idea for you. You could always upgrade your standard theme park ticket to include the park hopper option. Park hopping is when you can visit multiple Walt Disney World Theme Parks in one day. Park hopping officially returned to Walt Disney World at the start of this year, but does look a little bit different than it did before. Here's how park hopping is officially working:
    • Guests wishing to park hop must have standard theme park admission with the park hopper option
    • Guests wishing to park hop must make theme park reservations for the first park of the day
    • Guests wishing to park hop must scan in and enter the theme park with the park pass reservation before park hopping
    • Park hopping hours start at 2:00 p.m. each day and last until the park closes
    • Park hopping is subject to park capacity limitations at this time
    I think park hopping is a great backup plan for you if you'll be visiting during a busy time where there might not be theme park availability to choose from. I've been parking hopping a little over two full months now and I haven't run into any issues with the parks being at capacity and not allowing hopping. 

    Anna, I hope I was able to help with your question and you are able to change your itinerary around with ease. If you have other questions before your trip, I am happy to answer them for you

    Have a great day! 
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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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