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  • On May 7, 2024
    Connor from NY 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 have a park hopper ticket for a specific date in June. Will I be limited to only enter parks that have not reached reservation capacity, or can I still enter parks that are at reservation capacity? Is reservation capacity the same as actual physical cap?

    Hi Connor,

    Thanks for bringing your question to us. I'm happy to help.

    Theme park reservation requirements for date-based tickets were lifted earlier this year. If you selected a specific date for your arrival when purchasing your standard theme park ticket you won't have to worry about making a separate reservation to enter the parks. Note that Annual Passholders, school groups, and select special offer ticket types like the Special Florida Resident Discover Disney Ticket (among others) still require a reservation in addition to valid admission.

    You'll want to be sure to download the My Disney Experience Mobile App before the date of your visit and have the notification settings enabled. You'll receive a notification via the app in the event that any of the theme parks reach capacity and entry is paused. I have personally only experienced a park reaching capacity once, on Christmas Day a few years back, and that was just limited to Magic Kingdom Park for a few hours.

    There are some exciting happenings kicking off this June like the opening of Tiana's Bayou Adventure on June 28, 2024, and specialty summer Character experiences beginning June 10. It's hard to predict whether these offerings will impact guest entry, and unfortunately, the exact metrics for physical capacity vs. reservation limits have not been shared. I'm hopeful that you won't experience any issues during your visit, but know that your Park Hopper Option ticket will offer the greatest flexibility for enjoying the day. If you receive a notification that a park is currently at capacity you can hop on over to another one to continue the fun while you wait. I haven't experienced a park completely shut down for a full day of guest entry, so I'm wishing you a sprinkle of pixie dust that any limitations are temporary.

    You are welcome to speak with Cast Members at the park entrances during your visit to get more detailed information in the event of capacity restrictions. I hope this helped, Connor. If we can answer any additional questions please don't hesitate to come back and let us know.

    Magic and memories,
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