Clarification: Disney World Park Pass Update Does Not Include Hotel Guests

Disney World Park Pass Updates
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Earlier today, we at Disney Fanatic shared some exciting news regarding changes being made to the Walt Disney World Resort’s Theme Park Reservation System. Now, it appears that all Theme Park Ticket Holders and Annual Passholders who want to take advantage of the new flexibility need to keep their Theme Park Reservations separate from their hotel reservations.

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According to Theme Park Insider Scott Gustin, Disney World still require Guests who “bundle” their Theme Park Reservations with their Resort Hotel Reservations to cancel and rebook their Park Passes. However, it appears that the “Most Magical Place On Earth” no longer requires its Theme Park Ticket Holding Guests to “bundle” their Theme Park Reservations with their Resort Hotel Reservations.

Only Annual Passholders should consider pulling from the “Resort Hotel Guest” “bucket” of Park Passes, as doing so will not factor into their allotted amount of Park Passes they can hold at one time. The catch, of course, is that they will have to cancel their Park Reservations rebook if they wish to change.

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It should also be noted that while all different kinds of Theme Park access can be made simultaneously, there will still be separate Park Pass Availability Calendars. So, if an Annual Passholder and a Theme Park Ticket holder are in the same party and want to visit, say, Magic Kingdom Park together, they will still need to make sure that the Magic Kingdom is available for both groups on that day.

While there are still technicalities to work through, Disney World’s changes to its Theme Park Reservation System hopefully signal the move towards a more flexible way Guests can optimize and plan their Disney Vacation.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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