We are just a few weeks away from Disney World reopening starting on July 11th with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, and July 15th with EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.
And today, Disney World opened up their new Disney Park Pass reservation system to its first set of guests! Guests with Disney Resort Hotel reservations and “other select hotel guests” (this includes Disney’s Swan and Dolphin, along with Disney Springs Resort hotels) are now able to book their spot at a Disney World park through the new system. We tried out the Disney Park Pass today, and here’s what it was like!
The site kept crashing and giving its error message instead of opening to the booking page.
When you do go through, you’ll want to make sure to link your admission to your Disney account before making a reservation, which is how you are able to create your party through the Friends & Family List. It will make things go a lot smoother once you access Disney Park Pass.
After a while, the Disney kept trying to reboot, until we were finally given access to the site. We were placed in a waiting room along with other guests for our chance to make reservations.
After we were given access to the reservation page, we were asked to agree to the terms and conditions of Walt Disney World Resort.
We were also reminded that we would need both our park reservation, along with a valid ticket to enter the parks.
The website was finally able to open the page so we could see the Disney Park Pass availability! First up, you are given the chance to select a date, and then select a park you would like to visit for that date.
Guests are able to book reservations through the length of their hotel stay, with the ability to choose one park per day for all members of your party. For July 11th through July 14th, only Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom will be open, so when we selected July 11th it showed those as the only two parks available.
Once you click on the park of your choosing, you can select an arrival window. You can show up any time during this timeframe to enter the park.
Guests will also be able to choose which kind of reservation they will be making, either as a Disney Resort guest (the only availability for today), a ticket holder, or an Annual Passholder.
After that, you can review your plans to double check that everyone in your party is listed.
You’ll need to confirm your reservation to secure access to the theme parks for the day you booked.
And, then you’re all set to visit the parks with a happy heart! You can check your reservation schedule through your My Disney Experience page.
Keep in mind that Disney has also given some updates about how the entry process will work. When you arrive at the parks, you will go through the main entrance, use your MagicBand or card that’s linked to your My Disney Experience account.
You will be required to have valid ticketing as well as a Disney Park Pass to enter. However, a Disney Park Pass does not guarantee that you will be able to enter the park or visit any of the experiences if capacity is reached before you arrive.
We will keep you updated on more of our experiences with the Disney Park Pass system here!
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