Girl at Disneyworld
  • On Dec 6, 2021
    Emily from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Just purchased the 7 day pass with Genie&Park Hopper options. I'm confused about reserving parks? Its our 1st trip so we aren't sure how much time in each park. Do I just reserve a random park each day? Then go where we want?

    Hi there, Emily! Welcome to planDisney! I'm so glad you stopped by with this question for me today. We'll have your Walt Disney World vacation plans all squared away before you can say "bibbidi bobbidi boo!" 

    You've already got your tickets, meaning you're off to a great start. So, let's chat about Disney Park Pass theme park reservations, which Disney requires for each Guest to enter the theme parks. To make them, head over to the Disney Park Pass page on the Walt Disney World website and follow the prompts to make reservations for one theme park each day. Your Park Hopper Option allows you to visit multiple parks on the same day, but you only need a reservation for the first one.

    Still a little confusing, right? Here's a quick example. Say you have a reservation for the Magic Kingdom Park on a particular day. You'll head there first thing to ride Peter Pan's Flight and Splash Mountain and "it's a small world" and...well, you get the idea! Then, let's say you have a dining reservation for one of the amazing restaurants at EPCOT that evening. You can just hop over there after 2 p.m., when park hopping opens for the day. One Disney Park Pass reservation, two parks!

    While you only need a reservation for the first park of the day, you do need to visit that park before you can hop. That means you'll probably want to put some thought into which parks you'll be visiting each day, along with dining reservations you'd like to make, catching the fireworks at night, and fun stuff like that. How much time you spend in each park depends on how much you'd like to do there. And since you have seven days, you can always visit the same park a couple of times. One great idea is to hit the Magic Kingdom Park early one day and then hop there later another day to see the absolutely awe-inspiring Disney Enchantment fireworks spectacular!

    Emily, I know it's a lot to take in, especially when it's your first visit. If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to come back and see us again here at planDisney. We love helping other Guests find their Disney magic!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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