Girl at Disneyworld
  • On Aug 12, 2022
    Yung yung from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am coming with my 8 yrs old this Sat to Orlando for a week. This is her first time to Magic Kingdom. However, we just find out we needed to make reservations even after purchasing tickets from your website but it is full. What can we do?

    How ya doin' Yung Yung and welcome to planDisney!

    With only a few days left until your Walt Disney World Resort visit, I'm sure you and your daughter are absolutely beside yourselves with excitement and dreaming of all the magic you'll make. Of course, I'm sure just finding out about making Theme Park Reservations via the Disney Park Pass System just now probably feels similar to poor Snow White running scared through the forest. But don't lose hope. I'm here to guide you through this. Take my hand and let's solve this problem with a smile and a song.

    You've still got a few options that could result in your making it into Magic Kingdom Park. Before doing anything else, go ahead and make yourselves a reservation to one of the theme parks just to secure something for now. Here is where a little finessing goes a long way.

    Option 1. Upgrade your Theme Park Ticket to include a Park Hopper Option. You can then spend your morning in the theme park you have reserved and then prepare to be at Magic Kingdom Park to try to enter at 2 PM as soon as Park Hopping is allowed. If August 15th(the day you've indicated as your arrival date) is the day you've chosen this strategy might just work well since there's no Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on that day and the park will be open until 11 PM. 

    Option 2: If you'll be in the area all week and your schedule is a little flexible, move the entire visit to August 17th right away. That's the only date on the Theme Park Availability Calendar that still shows availability for Magic Kingdom Park at the time I'm replying to you and it's another day without a party that would shorten the hours.

    Option 3: Keep watching the Theme Park Availability Calendar. Things could change if people decide to cancel or switch to a different park. This one is definitely the riskiest option, however, and I would definitely choose 1 or 2 first.

    Yung Yung, you can still salvage that Disney day. With a little faith, trust, and pixie dust, things will turn out for your good. If you have any other questions, please come back and see us. This Fairy GodTaylor is happy to help!

    Best wishes!


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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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