Walt Disney World Reservations: How to Make a Park Pass Reservation

Walt Disney World requires a park ticket and a reservation to visit the theme parks! It is required to have Walt Disney World reservations to visit which is a large change to how the parks have operated in the past.

You cannot just show up to Walt Disney World with a park ticket and expect to get in- you need to have a reservation for each day of your visit too. You can make a Walt Disney World reservation far in advance so the instant you get your park tickets you need to book your reservation!

Keep reading for all the information you need to know on the Walt Disney World reservation system.

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The Walt Disney World reservation system allows guests to book theme park days far in advance. You are required to have a Park Pass reservation and a valid theme park ticket in order to enter a Walt Disney World theme park. You need to book your Walt Disney World reservation in advance because these reservations will fill up! Here is how you will book your Walt Disney World reservation.

You can check availability for your dates anytime by going to the Walt Disney World website and viewing the reservation calendar!

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How to Make Your Walt Disney World Reservation:

  1. If you do not already have a Disney My Experience account you will be prompted to make one. If you have one already then you will need to log in.
  2. You will need to link your park tickets or your vacation package to your My Experience Account in order to make your Park Pass reservations. Once you’ve finished linking your confirmation or ticket numbers, you’ll be all set to make your reservations!
  3. Go Walt Disney World’s Theme Park Reservation page and select your ticket type. You will have two choices: tickets and annual passes.
  4. Create your party.
  5. Select the day and theme park you’d like to visit. Guests with Park Hopper tickets (details on Walt Disney World Park Hopping here) will select which theme park they wish to start their day, pending availability, and then will be able to begin crossing over between the parks after 2PM that day (based on availability).
  6. Review, and confirm your visit! And as a reminder, guests with multi-day tickets will be required to make a separate park reservation for each day they plan to visit the theme parks.

Walt Disney World allows you to make your reservation nearly two years in advance of your visit so be sure to make your Walt Disney World reservation immediately so you don’t risk missing out!

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Our Experience Making Walt Disney World Theme Park Reservations

It is incredibly simple and easy to make a Walt Disney World reservation! Here is a step by step process so you can see what the process looks like.

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First you select the members of your party- you add your family members to your My Experience Account.

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Then select your date!

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Pick the park you want to start your day at. If you have a park hopper, you can hop to a new park at 2PM.

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Review your selection and agree to the liability waiver.

Once you see this screen then you know you did it correctly!

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You can view your confirmed reservation in your “My Plans” or immediately make your next Park Pass.

Repeat the process for each day for your visit!

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Do Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests have to get ticket reservations?

Yes, Walt Disney World hotel guests also need to secure park pass reservations.

Is park hopping available?

Guests with Park Hopper tickets get to park hop to another park at 2PM. You will need to select what park you would like to start your day at and you must scan into that park before you will be able to park hop later in the day.

Will multi-day ticket holders have to make multiple reservations?

Yes, multi-day ticket holders will have to make reservations for every day of their visit to Walt Disney World.

Can you cancel your reservation?

Yes, you can cancel your park pass reservations. I recommend checking for availability before canceling your reservation because there’s no option to modify it to another park. You will have to cancel it entirely and rebook to switch parks.

What if I forgot to make reservations?

Unfortunately, this can happen to the best of us! It is still possible to secure reservations but you will have to be crafty. Continue to refresh the reservation page as often as possible- as people cancel their reservations those will be released back into the pool which can allow you to grab them! This is especially possible the day before as people make last minute changes to their plans.

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About Lindsay Brookshier

Lindsay is a college English instructor and has years of writing experience through various nonprofits, charities, newspapers, and online magazines. As the content director of Mickey Visit, she oversees article content and leads our fantastic team of writers to meet guest vacation needs. You can still find her writing weekly content to help make your Disney Parks trip fantastic here on Mickey Visit and Disney Dose- you can also view her recently featured posts on Disney Parks travel on Visit Anaheim, Nerd Wallet and SFGate. Lindsay comes from a dedicated Disney family and enjoys taking her son to the Disney parks as often as possible.

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