• On Jun 15, 2021
    Crystal 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.

    How does the park entry pass process work? Help!

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Crystal. Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. 

    Right now, Crystal, there are two things you need to do before visiting a Walt Disney World Theme Park. The first is to purchase theme park tickets and the second is to make park pass reservations. Park pass reservations are basically like a virtual placeholder in line a the Walt Disney World Theme Park you'd like to visit each day since capacity is still being limited. If you haven't already purchased your theme park tickets, I recommend taking a look at the Walt Disney World Theme Park availability calendar first. This is going to show you if there are park passes available for the days you would like to visit and at what theme park. The calendar is broken down into three categories - Guests with resort reservations, Guests with theme park tickets only and Annual Passholders. Be sure to view the calendar that most pertains to you because they do have different availabilities. Once you've checked to make sure there is availability, you can go ahead and purchase your Walt Disney World Theme Park tickets. During the check-out process, you should be able to go ahead and link those directly to your MyDisneyExperience account. After you've linked your tickets to your MyDisneyExperience account, you can then visit the park pass reservation website. From there you'll follow the prompts like picking your travel party, the date on the calendar you wish to visit and the theme park. If there is availability, you'll be taken to a confirmation page and have the option to make another park pass reservation. You'll need to do this for each day that you have tickets to a Walt Disney World Theme Park. When you are finished, you should be able to see all of your selections under the itinerary section of your MyDisneyExperience account. 

    I'm not sure what type of Walt Disney World Theme Park tickets you have or are going to purchase but I wanted to mention that if you have the park hopper option you still will need to make a park pass reservation for the initial theme park you'd like to visit each day. It is not necessary to make more than one park pass reservation per day to park hop, in fact, it cannot be done. To activate your park hopper pass each day, you will need to visit the theme park with the park pass reservation first. Park hopping hours now start at 2:00 p.m. and after that, you are free to hop to any or all of the other Walt Disney World Theme Parks. 

    I hope this helps you make your park pass reservations with ease, Crystal. If you have any other questions before your trip, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help. Have fun!  
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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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