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  • On Feb 28, 2021
    Anna from GA Asked

    Very confused about ticket reservations. We don't know what parks we are doing on specific days at Walt Disney World

    Hey there, Anna!

    Thanks for stopping by to see us here at planDisney! It sounds like you're getting ready for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, and it's great to hear you're thinking about making your theme park reservations. 

    I'll bet you're already beginning to imagine all the magic that awaits you in the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. I hope I can share a bit of helpful information as you think about your theme park plans.

    You likely have lots of "must-have" and "remember-to-bring" items on your theme park planning list. Maybe your list includes things like comfy shoes, bandaids for when the comfy shoes aren't comfy anymore, sun screen, favorite Disney tee, favorite Ear Hat or Ear Headband, and -- of course -- your theme park admission ticket. There's now one more really important item to add to your "must-have" list. In addition to your theme park admission, you'll need a theme park reservation for the first theme park you want to visit on the day you want to visit. 

    Some of these planning choices on your list you can leave until the last moment and make a last-minute decision (like which Ear Hat to wear). Some choices you'll need to decide in advance (like which theme park you want to visit first on which day). 

    The good news to share is that there are two simple tools for you to help you plan. Start by taking a glance at the Theme Park Reservation Availability calendar. This will show you which theme parks have available reservations on the day you're thinking of visiting. When you see that there are available reservations, pop over to the Disney Park Pass system to make a reservation for that theme park for that day. It's helpful and reassuring to know you can modify these theme park reservations if you change your plans. You can easily cancel a reservation in the "My Plans" area of your My Disney Experience account, and make a new reservation using Disney Park Pass system to make a different reservation based on availability.

    If you like, you can go directly to the Disney Park Pass system to start making a reservation. The system will let you know if you choose a day and a theme park that has no remaining reservation availability, and it will prompt you to make a different selection for a reservation.

    If you have a Park Hopper Option on your theme park admission, you'll have some extra flexibility to make some spontaneous decisions on which parks to hop over and visit. Park Hopper hours start at 2 p.m. each day. If a park has capacity during Park Hopper hours, you'll be able to visit that park with your Park Hopper Option.

    Anna, I hope this info helps you with your theme park reservations. Simply put a plan together to start off your day in one of the theme parks by making your reservation for that park with the Disney Park Pass system, manage or modify the plan with your "My Plans," and then play away your day to enjoy all the magic.

    Enjoy a fun and wonderful Walt Disney World Resort stay!

    Jerry
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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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