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  • On May 3, 2022
    Brent from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family has the legacy annual pass "Theme Park Select." Both Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios are blocked out on Saturdays. I'm wondering if it's possible to book a reservation at another park and then park hop after 2pm.

    Hey there, Brent, and welcome to planDisney! As a non-Florida resident, I always have to dig deep when I answer Floridian questions about Annual Passes because I always feel a twinge of FOMO. I have seriously contemplated a move to Central Florida just for the Florida Resident Special Offers and Annual Pass options. Perhaps one day my Central Florida resident dreams will come true!

    I spoke with a Cast Member who confirmed that although you do have the ability to park hop after 2:00 pm, you cannot park hop to Magic Kingdom Park or Disney’s Hollywood Studios when they are blocked out on your Theme Park Select Anual Pass. When Annual Passes contain blockout dates for certain Theme Parks, Guests are unable to visit those parks in any form on those specific days. 

    Fortunately Brent, there is plenty to keep you busy in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and EPCOT for an entire weekend. And I’m not just saying that because Animal Kingdom is my favorite Theme Park. So here are my must-do’s in Animal Kingdom with a fair warning that they mostly revolve around food! First up is Yak & Yeti Restaurant. My family makes a stop here for lunch during every one of our Disney vacations. We love the atmosphere, and the food is absolutely incredible. And of course, Avatar Flight of Passage is definitely the star of the Theme Park. It’s one of the few reasons I’m okay with being up before 7:00 a.m. on vacation to grab an Individual Lightning Lane Entrance. Pandora - The World of Avatar is also beautiful in her nighttime glory - although it’s harder to catch as the days grow longer. But since you will be able to park hop, this may be the perfect time to enjoy Animal Kingdom after dark!

    And as a self-proclaimed Disney foodie, of course, I make time to snack around the World whenever we spend a day in EPCOT! But I never miss the chance to catch Harmonious. I’ve found the best place to view it (sans a reservation for a fireworks dessert party) is by standing by the gate in front of Frozen Ever After! You’ll be able to look over the water and have an amazing view of the projections.

    I hope this helps, Brent. Your Walt Disney World vacation is calling!

    Until Next Time, 

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Meet the Panelist: Phillip, Alabama

Hi there! I’m Phillip from Alabama and you can consider me your skipper. I love helping families navigate the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney planning is like a trip through a jungle - there may be twists and turns but with a little patience and pixie dust I’m here to help you have the most magical time! Learn More About Phillip

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