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  • On May 31, 2023
    Catherine from Greater Manchester Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Question 3: How soon in advance do we need to do the park reservations? And is there a set time we have to enter the park on the day of the reservation?

    Welcome to planDisney, Catherine! I'm so pleased to be able to answer one of your questions today.

    Making Disney Park Pass reservations is an essential part of planning your trip to Walt Disney World Resort since reservations are required to enter a park through January 8, 2024. Theme Park reservations can be made in My Disney Experience immediately when purchase your tickets, and I recommend doing that as soon as possible so you have at least some tentative plans in place if any of the four Theme Parks become unavailable in the time between now and your trip this fall. Your reservations can be modified at any time, so you can change your plans if you want or need to! It's just always a good idea to make at least one reservation for each Theme Park as soon as possible so you can rest easy knowing that you have some plans in place.

    Once your reservations are made, there is no set time that you have to enter the Theme Park on the day of your reservation. Your reservation is valid from the time the Theme Park opens until it closes and you can choose to enter at any time. You also have the freedom to leave and come back at your leisure! Your reservation gives you the freedom and flexibility to come and go as you please, so you can head back to your Resort Hotel for a mid-day rest and a swim in the pool before heading back for more fun in the evenings. 

    I hope this answers your question, Catherine, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation.

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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