• On Jun 21, 2020
    Wendy Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do I really have to book park pass entries on June 22nd for my holiday in May 2021.Its 42 weeks to go and right now I'm not sure what are plans will be. It's far too early

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Wendy! I'm so glad that you came to us today to ask some questions about the brand new Disney Park Pass system, which is how you will book reservations to enter a Theme Park during the phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort. With a trip coming up in the next year, I'm happy to walk you through when and how you can make your reservations. 

    When the Disney Park Pass system opens up on June 22, guests with Resort Hotel reservations and valid admission will be able to make Theme Park reservations for dates all the way through September 26, 2021. Since you're arriving next May, and assuming you have a vacation package with tickets and Resort Hotel already booked, that means that you will be able to make your Theme Park reservations on June 22 if you want to. With that being said, if it's too early for you to make those decisions, that's okay. Think of it like booking an advance dining reservation! While you may be able to book them pretty far in advance of your trip, sometimes you don't know where you want to eat right away and you wait until a little bit closer to your arrival to make that decision. Keep in mind, though, that Theme Park capacity has been limited in order to promote physical distancing and keep everyone safe, so those reservations are expected to go very quickly. So while you certainly don't have to start making Theme Park reservations for yourself beginning on June 22, you are more likely to get the best chances of the availability you want to have if you use the Disney Park Pass system to make your choices as soon as it becomes available to you. 

    I recommend that you start with a basic plan and go from there! Think about where you want to start and end your trip, the kinds of places you want to eat, and the things you want to do while you're at Walt Disney World Resort. I find that when I start talking with my family about attractions and snacks, a schedule tends to fall into place pretty quickly!

    Have a magical day, Wendy!

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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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