• On Feb 19, 2021
    Brittany from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does a park reservation guarantee me entrance to that specific park ALL day, even if I leave and park hop to another park at 2pm? Ex: if I have reservations at MK but park hop to Epcot at 2pm, am I guaranteed entrance back into MK later that day?

    Hi there, Brittany. We're so glad you stopped by planDisney with this great question!

    It sounds like you've been doing your homework with regard to some of the pandemic-related updates currently being implemented at the Walt Disney World Resort. You definitely get some virtual bonus points for being studious. Knowing about the requirement for a park reservation puts you in prime position to plan an unforgettable vacation.

    The good news is that, yes, a reservation does "save your spot" at the theme park where that reservation is held, even if you leave and return later. So many Guests really appreciate the chance to visit a park in the morning, leave for an afternoon nap or swim, and return later in the day for a meal and more fun. As you suggested in your example, Guests can also leave to visit another theme park (assuming that the Park Hopper Option has been purchased and the second park has capacity availability) and return to the first theme park with the assurance of being admitted. I hope that puts your mind at ease.

    You indicated that you'll be traveling in the fall. That is one of my favorite times of year to visit, in part because the Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival traditionally takes place during that time frame. Details about this annual event have yet to be announced for this year, but I'd definitely keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for relevant updates. 

    Don't be a stranger around here, okay, Brittany? We'd love to help in any way we can!
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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