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  • On Mar 5, 2021
    Tara from OK Asked

    With the new park hopping situation, if I leave my first park to go eat and then come back, am I guaranteed entrance to my original park or do I have to wait with the park hoppers for availability?

    Hi there, Tara! Greetings from everyone here at planDisney! We are so excited that you’ve taken the time to stop by and allow us to help you plan your visit to Walt Disney World Resort! 

    Walt Disney World Resort is back open and just as magical as ever! With the continued re-opening, there have been some updated policies and modified experiences to make sure each and every Guest is safe during their vacation. This can be seen through enhanced cleaning procedures, temporary adjustments to promote physical distancing, and modified experiences to reduce contact. Additionally, Guests will be required to have a theme park reservation in addition to their valid theme park tickets in order to enter a park each day. Theme park reservations are incredibly easy to make through the Disney Park Pass system and may be created as soon as you have purchased tickets! 

    As long as you have theme park reservations for a specific theme park, you will be allowed to leave and re-enter as you please. This means you should have no issue visiting your chosen theme park earlier in the day before leaving eat and then returning later that same day. In fact, this is one of my personal favorite strategies when visiting the parks! I love entering at “rope drop” and then returning to our Disney Resort hotel for a bit of rest before our evening adventures!

    If you do intend on visiting a different theme park than your initial choice, you may now do so as long as you have Park Hopper benefits! Park Hopper hours begin at 2:00 pm each day and continue until the end of the park’s scheduled hours. This option is subject to each theme park’s capacity limits. If you plan on taking advantage of this perk, I highly recommend downloading the My Disney Experience app so you can be notified in real-time if a theme park reaches capacity! 

    I hope you have a practically perfect vacation to Walt Disney World Resort this May! Please let us know if we can assist with planning any other portion of your vacation!

    ~Wyatt
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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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