Family at EPCOT Festival of the Holidays; father holding son; mother eating a cookie wearing Santa hat
  • On Dec 3, 2023
    Robert from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    With Park hopper + reservations, you have to go to the park you reserved first before hopping. On arrival day, we plan on going to MK, then parkhop when the Christmas Party starts and we have to leave. what if we are delayed and can't get to MK first?

    Hey there, Robert! Welcome to planDisney and thanks for stopping by with such a great question!

    In just weeks, you'll embark on your magical adventure at The Most Magical Place on Earth during the most wonderful time of the year. I know you must be getting so excited, Robert! Since you have your Park Hopper Plus tickets purchased and your Theme Park Reservations made, it sounds like your planning is off to a practically perfect start. Now, let's tie up your loose ends so you can sit back, relax and start your countdown to the magic!

    You are correct that at this time, if you plan to park hop, you have to tap into the park where you have a reservation before hopping to a second park. But Hakuna Matata! It means "no worries." If you find that you're running behind schedule and can't make it to Magic Kingdom Park, you can modify your Theme Park Reservation on your My Disney Experience account or app. Just tap the "Modify Reservation" link next to the reservation you'd like to change and follow the steps to switch parks. It's as easy as bibbidi ... bobbidi ... boo!

    If, for some reason, you can't modify your reservation, I suggest just chatting with a Cast Member about your situation when you arrive at the park entrance. On one visit, I completely forgot that I had made an EPCOT reservation and tapped into Magic Kingdom in the afternoon. When the light turned blue, the Cast Member gave me a friendly reminder that I had a different park reservation, but she happily fixed my error. 

    I hope this helps, Robert, and I hope you have the most magical time! Please feel free to stop by any time with any questions you may have. You've got a friend in me!

    Stay merry and bright,

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