• On Jul 20, 2021
    Gerald from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We would like to plan a vacation to Disney World Nov. 6th - 12th but we are not staying on grounds. We are worried about availability for the parks. How do we find if the parks are available? Do we have to attend a park on the exact day we pick now?

    Hi Gerald! 

    Planning your Walt Disney World vacation has become just a bit trickier since the parks reopened last summer. Now, you are required to make a park pass reservation, which you know. 

    To check theme park availability, visit the Park Pass Availability Calendar on MyDisneyExperience. Then, select “Theme Park Tickets” at the top, and scroll through to November. As of right now, I see that there is availability at all four of the parks – Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, & Disney’s Animal Kingdom for ALL of your planned vacation days. 

    I would definitely plan to purchase your tickets ASAP, and get them linked to your MyDisneyExperience. Once you do that, you can make your theme park reservations. You will need to visit your planned park on the day of your reservation. If you need to change a day before your trip, it will be dependent on the availability. If you purchase park hopper tickets, you can plan to visit more than one park in a day, beginning at 2pm each day, and you will need to go into your first park before hopping to the second. 

    I’ve had very good luck with my theme park reservations, and I have confidence that you will, too. Another great tool to use once you are at Walt Disney World is mobile ordering meals or snacks on the MyDisneyExperience App. It is truly my new favorite thing! I love that I can order my Totchos from Woody’s Lunchbox in Disney’s Hollywood Studios while I am in line for Slinky Dog Dash. (They were delicious, by the way). 

    I hope this helps with the planning for your November vacation to Florida! I’ll keep an eye out for more questions from you as you! 

    Happy Traveling,
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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