• On Jun 26, 2020
    Kathy from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I currently have park tickets and would like to know at what time on 6/28/20 I can begin making park reservations? We have off site lodging, what happens if we are not able to secure reservations for the parks for our vacation?

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kathy! I'm so glad to be able to answer your question in advance of you being able to make your Disney Park Pass reservations. If you're staying off-site and you are not an Annual Passholder, you'll be able to make bookings as early as tomorrow morning so let's chat about exactly when and how you'll be able to do that. 

    Kathy, there isn't an official time for the launch of the Disney Park Pass system for existing ticket holders on June 28 but I did have some experience booking reservations earlier this week and I can tell you all about it. When I made my own selections on June 22, I was able to successfully complete the process around 7 a.m. Eastern time. Other people I've spoken to who made their reservations later in the week when they opened up for Annual Passholders told me the same information, so 7 a.m. Eastern time is probably a good place to start, although that is subject to change at any time. Since there are a lot of guests trying to access this system at the same time, I was placed in a waiting room before I was able to make my selections and complete the process, so it's a good idea to make your bookings at a time when you have a few extra minutes to spare, just in case you need to wait. 

    A valid form of admission, as well as a Disney Park Pass reservation, are required in order to enter a Theme Park so if you're not able to secure reservations for the days of your vacation I recommend that you keep checking back! Guests are changing their plans all the time and Disney Park Pass system changes with it, so it's possible that availability may pop up. Check out this Availability Calendar and have a look at the dates of your vacation. There are some buttons that toggle availability so play around with those and see what you get! Don't panic if the calendar appears empty for Theme Park Ticket Guests, that availability just hasn't opened up quite yet. At this time, you do not need to make any kind of reservation to visit Disney Springs, so planning a day there may be a great option if you find yourself with some free time!

    Have a magical day, Kathy!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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