The COVID-19 travel era is here. In order to keep the travel wheel rolling, there are several steps added to planning processes for many destinations. Walt Disney World Resort Parks are planning to reopen in phases starting on July 11, 2020. The Disney Parks will require making pass reservations. The Disney Park Pass Reservations system went live on June 22, 2020. Just like when Fastpass+ reservations were new on the scene, there is a certain amount of confusion around park pass reservations. I have created a step-by-step guide with pictures for how to make these reservations and am including some tips for the process.
Information is correct as of June 23, 2020
Important dates for Park Passes: The park pass system goes through September 2021. June 22, 2020– all resort guests with valid admission are able to make reservations. June 26, 2020– all annual passholders without resort reservations. June 28, 2020– all existing ticket holders.
Here are a few tips that may help ease the fears of making park passes:
Start on a computer if possible. Clear your cookies in chrome (My Disney Experience is optimized for Chrome) or use an incognito window.
First, find a work around for logging in if you’re met with the “pink castle of death.” For example, pretend to make a dining reservation so you’re able to login to My Disney Experience and then follow the steps in the guide.
Another tip for Passholders (though a fix has been reported for passholders that have multiple resort reservations on 6.23.2020), start with the last day of your trip and work backwards to the first.
When selecting your party of guests, make sure everyone has the same type of tickets. For example, an annual passholder may find difficulties booking a party with someone who has a regular ticket. Also, don’t add those that don’t have tickets to your party and those that are under three. You will not be able to complete the reservation process.
Look at Park Pass availability here. As the different reservation categories open up, you’ll be able to see availability under the different tabs. Note the dates above for what’s open while you’re looking.
Keep up with all the information about a future trip to Walt Disney World by following the Know Before You Go page.