• On Sep 28, 2021
    Jennifer from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are park hopping capacity and park reservation capacity two different buckets of guests? For example, if a the Magic Kingdom has reached reservation capacity, can you still hop to it? Where can I see if there is "hopping" room?

    Hello Jennifer!

    Welcome back to planDisney! I always love a vacation with a good plan and it sounds as if you are trying to make some smart choices for your upcoming vacation. Since you look like you’ll be visiting over the holidays, I think you are wise to think in advance about whether park hopping will be available or not, since the holidays are typically some of the busiest days of the year.

    There are two separate “buckets” of availability for both Disney Park Pass Reservations and those who have hopped into the park. While we can use the Theme Park Availability Calendar to view the “bucket” of available reservations, there is not a way to see hopping availability in advance as it will depend on the day and will occur in real-time. If a theme park is no longer offering Disney Park Pass Reservations for the day, that doesn’t mean that Guests cannot hop. There were multiple days last spring and over the summer that while a park no longer had Park Pass Reservations available, Guests were able to hop later in the day.

    To date, the only day where Park Hopping was paused was for Guests hopping to Magic Kingdom last week on the 50th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort, and this pause occurred in the early evening. I don’t think this will be a regular occurrence, but I would be concerned about this happening again on a popular day such as New Year’s Eve. So while you can plan to be able to park hop on most days, it is always possible that hopping could be paused.

    On the day of your visit, if you are wanting to hop to another park, you can call the park hopping capacity phone line at (407) 560-5000. This line will alert you if any parks are closed to hopping on that day, at the time that you call. Hopefully, this will help you as you make your plans that day.

    Happy planning, Jennifer! Please let me know if you have any additional questions before your visit.

    Have a Magical Day!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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