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- Using the Walt Disney World Theme Park Reservation System
- Park Hopping Returns to Walt Disney World Starting in 2021
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In this Tech Related Post we will walk you through making a Walt Disney World Theme Park Reservation.
This is a really simple and quick process as you’ll see.
As a reminder you will need to have your tickets (or vouchers from your Base Ticket Office) linked to your My Disney Experience Account to make Theme Park Reservations.
You may make Park Reservations up to the number of days that are/remain on your ticket.
Disney World Passholders may make reservations for 3 theme park days without a Disney Resort Hotel reservation. If they have a Resort Reservation they may also make reservations for the length of their stay (on top of the standard 3).
Reservations may only be made through the expiration date of the ticket/pass.
How to Make Your Reservation
You cannot make Park Reservations from your phone’s My Disney Experience app! You’ll need to do it on your desktop or web browser on your phone/tablet.
After logging into your should be on your Plans and Tickets Page.
Just under the page title you will see an Important Message regarding Theme Park Reservations.
Just click on View Availability.
This will take you to a page where you’ll select your party.
You will see everyone that you have on your account or linked as Family and Friends here. (I’ve deleted the others I manage from this pic)
Check those that you would like to make a reservation for and then click Continue.
If someone in the party is not eligible to make a reservation you’ll get the error below.
Click the little question mark to see a pop-up that will state the issue and allow you to remove that person from the party.
Potential issues are:
- They have no theme park ticket/pass
- Their ticket/pass expires prior to that date
- They already have a Park Reservation for that day
- They have exceeded their limit for reservations (days on ticket, allowed number of passholder days)
After clicking Continue you will see a calendar.
Click on your desired date.
Once you click on the date, the available parks for that day will appear below.
Click on your desired park.
If a park is not available it will not show up.
A new page will open showing your selected park and its operating hours will display.
Click on the operating hours and then Confirm.
The next page will display your chosen park, party, and the check box that you need to click to indicate that you have read the liability disclaimer.
Check the box and then Confirm.
That’s it! You are all set for that day.
You will see your Park Reservation show up on your Plans and Tickets Page.
Change of Plans
What if you have a change of plans?
You might decide not to go one your trip, not go to a park that day, or that you’d like to go to a different park.
Changing your selection is easy as long as your desired park is available.
You cannot modify a Park Reservation to switch to another park. You have to cancel and then make a new one.
To check if the new park you desire to go to is available use this link.
You may cancel from your phone app as well as desktop and mobile web browsers. But if you are going to make a new one you’ll need to use a desktop or mobile web browser so you might as well use the same to cancel and make a new reservation.
To cancel on desktop/browser go to your Plans and Tickets Page and scroll to the date in question.Find the Disney Park Pass as it’s called on the Plans Page and click on View Details.
Next you’ll see details of the reservation.
Click on Cancel and then confirm on the confirmation page.
To cancel on the mobile app, click on the menu icon at the bottom right and then on My Plans at the top right.
Scroll to the date in question and click on the Disney Park Pass that you want to cancel.
Then click Cancel and then confirm.
You’re all set.
If you need a new reservation just start over as described above. (on your desktop or mobile browser.
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