However, Disney announced that the ability to Park Hop would be returning again at the beginning of 2021 for guests to explore each of the parks. As we’ve made our way around Disney World to see all the modifications to the park-hopping system, we’ve gathered a list of everything you need to know before you head back to the parks!
When are Park Hopping hours in Disney World?
As per the Disney website, the current Park Hopping hours in each of the parks begin at 2PM through the parks’ closing. However, they are subject to change as Disney updates its parks’ schedule over the coming weeks.
How do I know if the park I am looking to go to has availability?
Disney has put in place a phone number for guests to check park availability and capacity at 407-560-5000. However, the number only works for phone calls and not text messages.
When we used Disney transportation to go park-to-park, there were also Cast Members available to ask whether a certain park was available.
How many parks can you visit per day with Park Hopping?
When we kicked off our park hopping spree, we were actually able to visit all four Disney World parks in a day.
If you make sure to plan accordingly with Park Hopping hours, transportation, Disney Park Passes, and more, it’s definitely possible to visit each park in one day!
Do I need a Disney Park Pass reservation to park-hop?
Guests will need to have a Disney Park Pass reservation and valid theme park admission with the added Park Hopper option to visit their first park of the day. However, after 2PM, guests can visit another park without a Park Pass as long as it isn’t at capacity.
It’s important that guests must head to their initial park with a reservation before they can start Park Hopping.
We saw several guests turned away because they didn’t use their Disney Park Pass reservation prior to visiting their next park of the day.
Will I be able to take transportation to different parks during Park Hopper hours?
Park-to-park transportation has returned for guests wanting to visit different Disney World locations throughout the day. The operations begin ahead of the Park Hopper hours each day. At this time, guests can use the Disney Buses, Skyliners, and the Friendship Boats to travel between parks.
However, guests will need to have their MagicBands or tickets scanned by Cast Members to ensure that they have a Park Hopper option before they can use park-to-park transportation.
Guests will also need to go through a round of security and temperature checks at each park after they arrive.
What park should I visit first during the day?
Many guests heading to Disney World probably have a dream of riding Rise of the Resistance in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. If that is a must-do for you, it’s important to remember that only guests with a Park Pass for Hollywood Studios will be eligible to get a Rise boarding group. If you choose it as your second, third, or fourth park of the day you will not be able to get a boarding group.
Am I able to return back to my original park?
Yes, you can go back to your initial park of the day, after you use your Disney Park Pass reservation there!
However, as with going to any park, it will depend on capacity. For example, if you have a Park Pass for Magic Kingdom, go to EPCOT, and then return to Magic Kingdom, you will only be able to re-enter if it has not reached capacity.
As we continue to make our way around Disney World with the newly modified Park Hopper system, we’ll be sure to update you on everything you need to know before you head back to the parks!
Do you have plans for a Disney vacation in 2021? Let us know in the comments below!
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