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  • On Nov 25, 2022
    Joshua from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I feel kind of silly. I forgot to book reservations for specific parks, and now the main parks I was hoping to bring my family to are fully booked. Is there any way to get into those parks? This will be my son’s FIRST time, so I am hoping there is!

    How ya doin' Joshua and welcome to planDisney!

    First of all, shake off that silly feeling my friend. We've all made our fair share of planning faux pas. There are lots of things to remember when putting a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort together. Take my hand and let's try to get your family into the magic.

    After checking the Theme Park Reservation Availability Calendar, I see what you mean about Disney's Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom Park being booked and busy from your arrival date through the weekend. While you could keep a vigilant eye on that calendar since it's possible people could change their reservations and create availability, there is one other option that might work for y'all. You could upgrade your current Theme Park Tickets to include the Park Hopper Option. You would then be able to make reservations at the available parks. Enjoy a morning at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park or EPCOT and then hop over to your desired park to try to enter at 2 PM when hopping is allowed.

    Joshua, I'm praying that some pixie dust floats your way to get you to where you want to be. If not, you can still have a fabulous time. The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will still be celebrating the season and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park will still be a roaring good time. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back for another chat!

    Happy planning!

    Taylor
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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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