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  • On Dec 11, 2021
    Maggie from TX Asked

    How long in advance do I have to reserve the parks? I am scheduled in May but the hours calendar for Disney is not yet available and I wanted to reserve my parks based on park hours??

    Welcome to planDisney, Maggie!

    Like you, I like to maximize my time spent at the parks each day by selecting parks to visit based on which ones have the longest operating hours. 

    Maggie, I recommend that you make your Disney Park Pass system reservations as soon as you purchase your theme park tickets. Although you may not know the published park hours at this time, reserving your theme parks early ensures that the parks do not book up for the dates that you are visiting. Once park hours are released, you can then go ahead and cancel your existing reservations and make new selections, as long as there is plenty of availability

    There is no deadline to make a Disney Park Pass system reservation. In fact, you can even make reservations the same day that you wish to visit, provided that there is availability, of course. 

    I hope that this answered your question, Maggie!

    Happy planning!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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