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  • On Jan 9, 2024
    Michelle from AR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I know you do not have to reserve your park days past 01/09/2024 but can you still make a park day reservation if you want to? I’m worried that the park will get at capacity during spring break and they won’t let us in even though we have tickets

    Hi Michelle,

    Thanks for bringing us your question today. I'm happy to help!

    As of January 9, 2024 theme park reservations are no longer required for date-based tickets. If you have tickets as part of a room and ticket Vacation Package or purchased stand-alone tickets and selected an arrival date, you won't need to take any further steps. In fact, I don't believe your My Disney Experience Account will even allow you to create a theme park reservation for the tickets in question.

    As an Annual Passholder, I am still required to make a theme park reservation when visiting the parks, since my admission has a variable usage window. When I go in to make my reservations I have to confirm which ticket media they are being created for, so I believe you'll hit a roadblock at that stage of the process with existing date-based tickets. My pal and fellow panelist Elaine is also an Annual Passholder and had an existing reservation removed once the new "Good-to-Go Days" were announced. She previously reserved a visit that no longer required a reservation when these dates were released, and as such, it no longer counted against the maximum number of reservations she could hold with her Annual Pass tier.

    Over the years, my family has frequently visited during spring break, on Easter Sunday and throughout the week of Christmas and only saw the parks reach capacity for a period of time on Christmas Day. Guests had a similar experience at Magic Kingdom Park on October 1, 2021, for the 50th Anniversary celebration but this is not the norm. This doesn't mean that the parks can't reach capacity on other dates, but it usually only happens during extremely busy holidays like Christmas and New Year's Eve, or other special occasions.

    Michelle, I hope that with a little faith, trust, and pixie dust you'll enjoy your visit without delay or worry. You can keep an eye out for any updates in your My Disney Experience Mobile App once on-site. I make sure push notifications are enabled in my phone's settings so I don't miss any important announcements. If you have any questions or concerns during our trip, you can speak with a Cast Member at the main entrance ticket booths or a member of the Guest Experience Team which can be found stationed under blue umbrellas in each park. They have always been friendly and eager to help whenever I've stopped by.

    I hope this puts you at ease! Please come back and see us again with more planning questions as you count down to your trip.

    Magic and memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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