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  • On Nov 23, 2020
    Ellie from OH Asked

    If we plan to leave midday for a toddlers nap- im worried the parks we want to re-enter will be at capacity in the afternoon b/c of park hopping and capacity limitations- do you have any insight? Will we be assured re-entry into at least one of the parks?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Ellie!

    It is a pleasure to assist you as you plan your next Disney vacation! I am happy to share more details about the return of Park Hopper option!

    As the phased reopening of the Walt Disney World Resort continues, starting January 1, 2021, Guests with valid theme park admission or an annual pass with park hopper benefits will be able to visit more than one park per day. However, please note that some updates have been made to reflect the ongoing focus on the health and safety of all.

    Guests will be required to make a Disney Park Pass reservation for the first park they wish to visit and they must enter that park prior to hopping to another. A park reservation is not currently required after the first park, however, reservation requirements are subject to change. Park Hopper hours will start at 2 p.m. each day and end at the park’s scheduled closing time, and updated hours will soon be available on DisneyWorld.com/ParkHours and the My Disney Experience mobile app. Please note that hours are subject to change depending on the day and park, and that the ability to visit another park will be subject to the park’s capacity limitations.

    Although not impossible, I have not yet experienced a situation where all four parks have reached capacity at the same time. It is very important that both my infant and my school-aged girl take a nap after lunch to ensure we have a smooth afternoon, so I would personally still plan to go back to the hotel for a break and return to one of the parks later, based on availability. Are you planning to bring strollers or a double stroller? During a visit over the holidays, we decided not to leave Magic Kingdom Park one afternoon due to capacity concerns, and our daughter did great taking a nap in her stroller. Temperatures are usually milder in January, so if your kids are comfortable sleeping in strollers that might be an option for your family.

    Thank you for sending another question our way, Ellie. I hope this helps you while planning and that you come back to visit us real soon for more tips and advice.

    Best magical wishes,
    Thiana
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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