Grandfather with granddaughter at Magic Kingdom
  • On Mar 2, 2022
    Linda from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Reservations for parks. I need help. We are celebrating my granddaughter’s 5th birthday at Disney, but the parks we want aren’t open for reservations on the dates. Is there a way to be able to visit those parks on those 3/14 or 3/15.

    Hi and welcome to planDisney, Linda!

    First, happiest early birthday to your granddaughter! How amazing will that be for her to spend her birthday at Walt Disney World Resort! What a way to celebrate!

    I know how disappointing it can be when the theme park you desire to visit is booked for the timeframe you are looking to visit. There may be a chance if you have the Park Hopper Option added to your theme park tickets. You do not have to have a reservation to visit a second theme park after 2:00 PM, but you will need to have a reservation for the first theme park for the day. For example, you make a reservation at EPCOT but really want to visit Disney's Hollywood Studios, but can't because you can't get a reservation. You will first visit EPCOT, and then, as long as Disney's Hollywood Studios is not closed due to capacity, you can visit Hollywood Studios after 2:00 PM. Please note you must visit the reserved theme park first, so even if you have experienced all that you can there, I recommend going in and grabbing a quick bite to eat or do some shopping and when the time comes, arrive at the next theme park after 2:00 PM. 

    We are here if you need us prior to your arrival. Sending lots of pixie dust your way!

    I hope your granddaughter has the most magical birthday! 

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Meet the Panelist: Raquel, Texas

As a mom of two children 6 years apart in age, it takes some creative planning to give each child a memorable Disney experience. Adding in a sprinkle of surprise pixie dust makes each vacation special for everyone.
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