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  • On Feb 23, 2024
    Jennifer from ON 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 am unfamiliar with how the park reservation system works. My family and I are staying at the Riverside resort & purchased park hopper tickets for the 4 days of our stay. Do we need park reservations? Can we go to any park(s) on any day of our stay?

    Hi there, Jennifer!

    Thanks so much for stopping by planDisney with your question. I'm happy to help! 

    I'm so excited to hEAR that you have a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation right around the corner, with a stay at Disney's Port Orleans Resort. Staying at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside is like stepping into a storybook setting, where the charm of the Southern bayou meets the magic of Disney! 

    Here's the good news: for date-based tickets like yours, you no longer need to make Theme Park Reservations. It's like having an open invitation from Mickey himself to explore Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park at your leisure! From the moment you step foot into the Walt Disney World theme parks each day, you're free to visit any park, any time, without needing to secure a reservation for your first park of the day. It's as if the whole kingdom has rolled out the red carpet for you and your family!

     With your Park Hopper tickets, transitioning from one park to another is seamless and simple. Whether you want to start your day with the fantasy of Magic Kingdom or the futuristic wonders of EPCOT, the choice is yours from the get-go. You can start your day at one park, then hop over to another, or even visit all four in a day if you're feeling adventurous!

    Even though reservations aren't needed, it's still a good idea to have a strategy for each day. Consider factors like Early Theme Park Entry and any must-see shows or parades to make the most of your magical experience.

    If you need any other pixie-dusted advice, feel free to reach out to our planDisney team. Happy planning, and may your Disney days be filled with magical moments!

    Diane W. 







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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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