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  • On May 4, 2021
    Kellie from TX 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 did not realize we had to reserve a theme park and I already bought my airline tickets. I was planning on going June 23 . Only 2 of the parks have availability. What do I do? I want my kids to be able to go to all the parks.

    I’m sorry to hear that, Kellie. Walt Disney World vacations do look a little bit different during this pandemic and extra steps are required to visit.

    If I were in your situation, I would upgrade my theme park tickets to include the Park Hopper Option. This perk would allow you to visit more than one theme park on any given day. There are some additional things to note, though. The first is that you still need to make a theme park reservation for each day that you plan to visit a park. With that in place, you would visit that park where you hold a reservation first. And then, after 2pm, you could visit a second theme park as long as that second theme park has capacity availability. You can check on that capacity availability via the My Disney Experience App or at Guest Relations. You would not need a reservation for the second theme park. Capacity availability for park hopping is separate from the availability of theme park reservations. An absence of theme park reservations does not necessarily mean that park hopping will not be permitted. 

    Since it sounds like your vacation dates are fairly firm, this is one way that you might be able to experience each of the theme parks with your children. Of course, you can also keep a close eye on the Theme Park Reservation Availability Calendar for any cancellations. If it were me, though, I’d be more optimistic about using the Park Hopper Option.

    Good luck, Kellie. I hope it works out for you and your family!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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