Disney Park Pass Reservation System — Walt Disney World

The Disney Park Pass system originated in June 2020 as a means to manage crowd levels at Walt Disney World. The Disney Park Pass Reservation System allows guests with valid admission to book a single Park per day in advance.

The new system rolled out in late-June, first to guests with confirmed Resort and ticket vacation packages, then to Annual Passholders without a Resort stay, then to valid ticket holders without a Resort stay.

Dates to access the new Disney Park Pass system are:

  • Beginning June 22, 2020, Disney Resort and other select hotel guests with valid theme park admission can make reservations.
  • Beginning June 26, 2020, Annual Passholders without a Resort stay can make reservations.
  • Beginning June 28, 2020, existing ticket holders can make reservations.
  • By June 28, all guests will be able to purchase new Disney Resort hotel packages and theme park tickets and make their park reservations for arrivals starting in 2021.
Passholder Entrance at Hollywood Studios

Later in summer 2020, guests who wish to make new 2020 Resort reservations, admission ticket purchases, and Disney Park Pass reservations will be able to do so. We will update when the date for this is released.

How to Use the Disney Park Pass System

Disney has identified a four-step process for using the Disney Park Pass System.

Step One: Link your valid Park admission to your My Disney Experience account.

Step Two: Create your party from your Family & Friends list; add new members to your party as needed.

Step Three: Select a date, a Park, and a time.

Select Your Date and Park!
Disney Park Pass Page — Choose a Park

Step Four: Review and confirm you reservation(s).

Magic Kingdom Reservation Page

If you will visit more than one day, you will select “Make Another Reservation” to continue making Disney Park Pass reservations for the duration of your trip. Disney says, “if you have a multi-day ticket, you will be required to make a park reservation for each date of your visit.”

Disney Park Pass Reservations

Disney Park Pass System Details

  • At its inception, the Disney Park Pass system allows guests to reserve their Park days through September 26, 2021.
  • The new Disney Park Pass system allows guests to visit just one Park per day —  no Park hopping through the World’s reopening. This change is described as “temporary.”
  • A Park Availability Calendar allows guests to see which Parks have availability before they purchase tickets.

In the years since the 2020 Disney park reopening, there have been adjustments and phasing to the Park Pass Reservation system.

In May 2023, Disney announced that Annual Passholders will have the opportunity to use  “Good to Go” days. These are dates when WDW Annual Passholders will not be required to obtain a Park Pass Reservation and it goes into effect January 11th, 2024. Annual Passholders and Cast Members can see these dates in the calendar!

Did you purchase an Annual Pass?

These new dates will be added periodically and could be released days or weeks at a time. It will depend, so you’ll want to keep checking back for availability.

On the other days when a reservation is still needed, Passholders can hop to another park at any time during park hours. Park hopping is returning to normal allowing you to hop before 2PM for the first time in years — learn more about that change here.

Unless visiting Magic Kingdom on Saturday or Sunday, Passholders can also continue to visit the parks after 2PM without a Park Pass.

Disney World Ticket Cards

In another similar announcement in May 2023, Disney released that guests who purchase date-based Disney World park tickets will no longer need to make park pass reservations beginning on January 9th, 2024!