Last week the Walt Disney World Resort started releasing information about the Park Pass System that will be used for theme park reservations the foreseeable future, but before you use the system there are a few things you must have set up in advance.
When the Magic Kingdom park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park will begin a phased reopening on July 11—with Epcot followed by Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopening on July 15, theme park guests will need both a park reservation AND valid admission for the same park on the same date for each person in your party ages 3 and up.
Park reservations will be available through September 26, 2021, based on your Resort stay and ticket eligibility or ticket eligibility window. Annual Passholders can have up to 3 reservations at a time, and resort guests can make reservations for each night.
To make sure that your Park Pass System experience is smooth, there are 4 things you will want to do before you try to get a Park Pass reservation.
How to Prepare for the Park Pass System at Walt Disney World
Step 1: Link Your Admission to Your Disney Account
To get started, you’ll need valid park admission that’s linked to your Disney account.
- First, you’ll need a Disney account, which is where your Walt Disney World plans are stored and managed. Create an account or sign in to your existing account.
- Then, link your valid admission to your Disney account. All Guests in your party must also have valid park admission linked to their profile.
- Note: At this time, new ticket sales are temporarily paused, and sales will resume at a later date.
- If you have a Disney Resort hotel reservation, be sure to link it to your Disney account as well.
Once your admission is linked to your account, you can begin to make a park reservation.
Step 2: Create Your Party
When you begin to make a reservation, you’ll be prompted to create your party from your Family & Friends list.
- Simply select the family and friends you’d like to include, then select “Continue”.
- Don’t see someone in your travel party? Select “Add a Guest” to include them.
- Note: You may need to make more than one Disney Park Pass reservation for your party depending on your admission type. Please make sure your party consists of Annual Passholders or theme park ticket holders.
- Staying in a Disney Resort or other select hotel with a package that includes tickets? Everyone in your party must also have a hotel reservation. If this varies, you will need to make separate Disney Park Pass reservations.
Step 3: Select a Date and Park for Park Pass
Choose the date and the theme park that you’d like to visit from the available reservations. Please note that dates and theme park selections are limited and subject to availability.
After creating your party in the Disney Park Pass system, you’ll be prompted to:
- Select a Date: View a calendar and choose one of the available dates for your visit.
- Select a Theme Park: Park hours will be displayed for your convenience.
- Select a Time: This is the time that you can visit the park.
After selecting your date, park, and time you can confirm your reservation.
Step 4: Review and Confirm Your Park Pass Plans
Carefully review and confirm your selected park and date.
- If you need to make any changes, select “Back” to revise your selections.
- Before confirming, you’ll need to agree to the Terms & Conditions, including the COVID-19 liability waiver. Then, select “Confirm” to complete your park reservation.
- Once confirmed, your reservation will appear in My Plans.
- Want to make another park reservation? Select “Make Another Reservation” to continue planning. As a reminder, if you have a multi-day ticket, you will be required to make a park reservation for each date of your visit.
- Your new reservation(s) will appear in My Plans—both online and in the My Disney Experience app.
- If you need to cancel a reservation, view your daily itinerary in My Plans, then select “Reservation Details”.
Once you have reached this step you’re All Set and you can start the countdown to your visit to Walt Disney World!!!