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  • On Oct 10, 2020
    Wes from GA Asked

    How do I make a park reservation

    Hey howdy hey, Wes! You’ve got a friend in me at planDisney! 

    I can relate to your question, since I’ve been using the Disney Park Pass System to make park reservations for my November visit, too! So, I’d be more than happy to walk you through the steps. First, you’ll want to get familiar with the Disney Park Pass System, which is how Walt Disney World Resort is managing attendance during this reopening period. In order to enter a theme park, you’ll need to have both a park reservation AND valid admission for the same park on the same date, with a limit of one park per day. Before purchasing theme park tickets, you can check for Disney Park Pass Availability here. Availability is broken down by three categories: Theme Park Tickets Guests, Disney Resort Guests, and Annual Passholders. 

    The Resort has a helpful four–step process to get you on your way to making a park reservation. First, you’ll need to purchase your park tickets online. Then, you’ll need to create a Disney account if you haven’t already. After that, confirm that your valid admission is linked to your Disney account. Now it’s time to start making your park reservation by creating your party. Here, you’ll select the family and friends (if any) that you’d like to include from your Family & Friends list. Next, you’ll select the date and the theme park you’d like to visit from the available reservations. (Dates and theme park selections are limited and subject to availability). Last but not least, it’s time to review and confirm your plans! Once confirmed, your reservation will appear in “My Plans,” both online and in your My Disney Experience mobile app. If you need to cancel a park reservation, simply view your itinerary in My Plans, then select “View Details.”

    Keep in mind that you’ll need a park reservation for each day of entry. So, if you have a multi-day ticket, you’ll need to make a park reservation for each date of your visit. Also, since availability can change quickly, it’s important that you make your reservation as soon as you complete your ticket purchase. I learned this lesson the hard way recently! When I first checked the Disney Park Pass Availability, it showed availability for the theme park and date I was hoping for. However, I ran into some issues with linking my tickets to the My Disney Experience app after I purchased them, so I wasn’t able to make my park reservations until many hours later. By then, the availability had changed, and the park I was hoping for showed that it was unavailable that day -- I was so disappointed! But, my fellow Panelists encouraged me to keep checking, since people are constantly changing their plans. Well, after refreshing the page more times that I can count, I finally scored the reservation I was hoping for! So, even if your reservation appears to be unavailable, don't give up! 

    Wishing you a pixie-dusted visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, Wes! See ya' real soon!
    Kristin
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Hello from sunny California! I currently live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids under the age of 8, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

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