Since Walt Disney World needs to limit capacity for the foreseeable future, reservations are required to visit a theme park. It’s called Disney Park Pass. Disney Resort guests were able to make reservations on June 22. Today (June 26) the system opened to Annual Passholders like myself. The system will be open to all on June 28. I was up early to grab my spots. For me, the system was easy to use. I thought that I’d walk you through it.
The first thing that you need to do it to sign in to your account. If you aren’t signed in, you won’t be able to make a reservation. From there, you’ll need to create your party. Everyone that you want to make the reservation for needs to be on your Friends & Family list.
You will next select a date and a park. I recommend having the availability calendar open at the same time. Just because a park shows up on a date on this step does not mean that there is availability. You don’t want to think that you have a reservation, only to be disappointed.
After you have selected your park, it takes you to “select a time”. The timeframe is irrelevant, because the only time listed is open to close. I assume that they’re saving the option to stagger the times in the future, but that is not anything that has been announced by Disney.
Next you’ll be able to review and confirm your reservation. This is where you will agree to the COVID-19 liability waiver. If you don’t agree to it, you will not be able to make the reservation. Check the box, hit confirm, and that’s it! You’re in! If you’re an Annual Passholder you can make up to three reservations. Once the parks are open, you can make a new reservation after you have used one, so you can hold up to three at a time.
While I didn’t have any problems getting my reservations, Annual Passholders who have resort reservations did have issues. From what I’ve heard, those who made reservations earlier in the week that are part of their resort stays were not able to add the extra three days. They are supposed to be able to have both.
I think that Disney has been fair with the reservations as far as Annual Passholders and Resort guests go. I was kind of bummed earlier in the week when I saw that all of the reservations were gone for the reopening date at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. When I signed on this morning, there were dates available to Passholders that weren’t available any longer for resort guests. It’s good to know that they held some spots back.
I had been hoping to be able to visit the Magic Kingdom on opening day, but Disney opened reservations earlier than I had been told, and those spots were gone by the time that I signed on. That’s okay, I’m still happy with what I got. I will also keep checking back. People’s plans change all the time, and spots could open up closer to July 11.