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  • On Feb 22, 2021
    Livia from MN Asked

    I have very old multi day passes, from the 1980's. I would like to make a reservation. Will these old passes still work? There is a six digit number at the bottom of each pass.

    Hello there, Livia. Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. It always amazes me when I see people talking about tickets they've had for years and years. I am certain I would have lost them by now. I am excited that you still have them and are ready to take a Walt Disney World vacation. 

    Currently, Walt Disney World is still honoring years old passes as long as they have the words non-expiring on them. If you are unsure if they are classified as non-expiring you can call Guest Relations at (407) 939-1289 and they will be able to look your tickets up and let you know. Because your tickets are from the 1980's you are actually going to need to call Guest Relations anyway and have them convert your ticket so it can be used now. Older tickets have different bar code numbers that do not work with the current system. 

    After you've talked to Guests Relations and have your tickets updated, you'll need to set up a MyDisneyExperience account if you haven't already. MyDisneyExperience is going to be your planning hub for your vacation. From there you can manage your tickets, resort reservations, dining reservations, see your photos and so much more. Be sure to have the MyDisneyExperience app downloaded on your smartphone before your trip. When you're there you can mobile order at Walt Disney World restaurants and even unlock your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room door right from your phone. The app also shows wait times for attractions park by park which is one of my favorite features. 

    Since the reopening of Walt Disney World last summer, they have implemented a Park Pass Reservation System to limit the number of Guests at each of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Once your tickets are linked to your account, you'll need to make a park pass reservation for each day that you'd like to visit. It's basically like holding your spot in line, but virtually. To help you plan your trip, there is also a park availability calendar to look at to know which parks are available on what days. If your tickets included park hopping, that also has just returned to Walt Disney World at the beginning of this year but does look a bit different at the moment.

    Here's how it's currently working:
    • Guests must have valid theme park admission with the park hopper option
    • Guests must have a park pass reservation for the first park they are wishing to visit the day of hopping
    • Guests must scan in and enter the park with the park pass reservation
    • Park hopping begins at 2:00 p.m. each day 
    • Park hopping is subject to capacity limitations at this time 
    I hope this helps get you on the right track to plan your Walt Disney World vacation, Livia. If you have more questions, please do come back and ask me

    Enjoy! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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