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  • On Mar 24, 2022
    Timika from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I purchased the Military Salute to Service 4 day hopper. While attempting to reserve a park, none are available for the days I need except for EPCOT. So am I stuck with only going to EPCOT for 4 days?

    Hey there, hi there, Timika! Welcome and thank you for visiting.

    Okay, first, breathe. I know this is frustrating. People spend so much time and money on a Walt Disney World vacation, and it can be super aggravating not to be able to do everything on your wish list. But let's talk this out. 

    First, you have a Military Salute 4-day park hopper. This allows you to hop to any other theme park after 2 PM, as long as you have a reservation for a theme park in the morning and you go and scan in at that park. So if there are only EPCOT reservations available right now, reserve EPCOT and then plan to hop over to the other parks after 2 PM.

    Your next option is to KEEP TRYING! Visit the theme park availability calendar at least once or twice a day to see if reservations have become available. They do sometimes open up as other guests change or cancel plans. I always check first thing in the morning, after 10 PM, and at least a couple of times throughout the day. Keep refreshing the theme park reservation page

    I know this last option isn't always possible, especially if you are on active duty, but if you can shift your vacation by a day or two in either direction, there is some more availability in the days before and after your arrival date. It's a last-ditch effort, but if you have any flexibility, you may find something. 

    It's a busy time at the parks, with spring break going on, but my fingers are crossed for you, Timika! I'm thinking good thoughts.

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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