• On Mar 2, 2021
    Natalee from pr 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, Im trying to plan a trip to Disney Orlando, (Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom) but I know i have to make reservation first for the days Im planning. Can you explain that process for me please?

    Hey there, Natalee! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. 

    Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios are two really fun Walt Disney World Theme Parks, you are really going to enjoy your time at each one. To make a park pass reservation, you first need to purchase theme park admission. Currently, you have two options. You can buy a standard theme park ticket where you only visit one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks each day or you can buy standard theme park admission with the park hopper option where you are able to visit multiple Walt Disney World Theme Parks in one day. After you have purchased your tickets, you'll need to link them to your MyDisneyExperience account. If you don't have an account yet, it's easy to set up. Once logged into your account, scroll down until you see the button for "Park Tickets". Hover your mouse over that button and a menu will appear. Select the "Link Tickets" option. From there you will be able to follow the prompts adding in your ticket id number and linking them to your MyDisneyExperience account. 

    Once you have tickets and they are linked to your MyDisneyExperience account, you can start planning your park days! The first step is to take a look at the theme park availability calendar and see what your options are. The calendar is broken down into three categories: Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, Guests with Theme Park Tickets only and Annual Passholders. You'll want to make sure you are viewing the calendar that applies to you by selecting the button at the top of the calendar because there are different amounts of theme park availability for the different groups. You can see what theme parks have availability by selecting the calendar day you'd like to visit. Green days on the calendar means that every park is available, yellow means only some parks have availability and gray means that no parks are currently available. 

    After you know which parks you are going to visit on what days, then you can make your park pass reservations. You'll start by heading to the Park Pass Reservation website (linked for you). Select the "Make A Park Reservation" button. The next step is to select your party, the date you'd like to visit and then the theme park. The next page will show you confirmation of your selection and you'll be all set. Your park pass reservation will then show up on your MyDisneyExperience under "My Plans" for you to view. It's a very easy process and I am sure you will have no trouble setting it all up. 

    I did want to mention that if you are wanting to visit multiple Walt Disney World Theme Parks in one day and purchase the park hopper option, park hopping does look a little bit different since its return at the start of the year. Here's how that is currently working:
    • Guests wishing to park hop must have standard theme park admission with the park hopper option
    • Guests wishing to park hop must make a theme park reservation for the first park they wish to visit each day
    • Guests wishing to park hop must scan in and enter the theme park with the park pass reservation
    • Park hopping hours start at 2:00 p.m. each day and last until park closing 
    • Guests wishing to park hop do not, currently, need to make 2nd or 3rd park pass reservation for the day
    • Park hopping is subject to park capacity limitations at this time
    Natalee, I hope this helps answer your question. If you have any other planning questions before your trip, I'd love to help. Have fun! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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