Epcot and monorail at night
  • On Mar 13, 2022
    Gloria from MA 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 need someone to explain the park passes to me.

    Hi Gloria!

    I'm so glad you've found your way to planDisney.  While fall is probably my favorite season, there's something extra special about visiting Walt Disney World in October.  With special Halloween after-hours events, frightfully-fantastic snacks, and Mickey Mouse and his pals all dressed up for the occasion, Spooky Season takes on a whole new meaning.  And while I'm sure you won't want to miss a moment of The World's Most Magical Celebration during your visit, did you know that EPCOT is also celebrating a BIG day on October 1, 2022? It's EPCOT's 40th Birthday!  We haven't heard much about this yet, but be sure to keep an eye on Disney Parks Blog for the latest news about any special events that might be happening during your stay!

    Each day that you plan to visit a Walt Disney World theme park, you'll need to make a theme park reservation using the Disney Park Pass system, in addition to your valid park admission.  There isn't any cost associated with these passes ––it's just a way to reserve your spot for park entry.  And if you're planning to use the Park Hopper option during your visit, you'll only need to make a reservation for the first park you plan to visit each day.  You can enter a second park beginning at 2 PM without making an additional reservation.  

    I think the easiest way to make reservations with the Disney Park Pass system is to use the My Disney Experience mobile app.   You can do this by opening the app and tapping on the "+" sign.  By selecting "Make a Park Reservation" from the pop-up menu, you'll be able to check availability and make your reservations –– you can even purchase theme park tickets if you haven't done that already.  From there, just follow the on-screen prompts to select your party, dates, and parks.  It's as simple as that!  Just note that Disney Park Pass reservations are limited, so I recommend making them as early as possible, especially during busy seasons or special events.  I also suggest checking to make sure park reservations are available for the days you plan to visit before purchasing tickets or making dining reservations –– there's nothing worse than getting excited about your plans, only to find out that Disney Park Pass reservations are unavailable!

    Thanks for visiting planDisney, Gloria.  If you think of more questions as you plan your visit to Walt Disney World Resort visit, I hope you'll stop by again –– we're always happy to help!

    Have a Magical Day,
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