Confirmed: Disney World Makes Changes to Park Pass System

Disney World Park Reservations
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On Tuesday, August 23, the Walt Disney World Resort implemented changes to its Theme Park Reservation system that appear, at least to this reporter, to improve the overall Guest experience.

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As of Today, August 23, would-be Disney World Guests can finally modify their Park Pass reservation selection without first having to cancel their current selection. This allows for a more streamlined and stress-free experience when optimizing your Walt Disney World Vacation, as you will not have to abandon one pass at, say, Disney’s Animal Kingdom when you want to jump for a new Park availability at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The Magic Makers at Disney World have also made it easier to plan big family vacations by expanding the number of people that can be kept under one reservation from 12 to 30.

Disney World Park Pass Reservations

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Theme Park Reservations will also be filed under specific tickets rather than individual MyDisneyExperience accounts. This means that there can now be multiple Theme Park Reservations under multiple active tickets under one Guest’s account. With Disney Parks seemingly increasing the number of Blackout Dates for several Annual Pass tiers, this will supposedly ease Guests’ ability to bypass those dates with an extra single-day or multi-day pass.

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Similar Disney Park Pass System changes are reported to be implemented at the Disneyland Resort and the Disneyland Paris Resort. It should be mentioned, however, that these new changes can only be made by going to the Disney World website, and we are awaiting the updates to hit the MyDisneyExperience App at this time.

Unfortunately, the changes do not affect Disney World’s current Park Hopping situation. All Guests with the Park Hopper option, regardless of ticket or status, still have to visit their reserved Theme Park first and wait until 2:00 pm to Park Hop.

Valid Park admission is still required before any Disney World Theme Park Reservation can be made.

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Disney World is implementing these changes as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival get into full swing, and families start to gear up for holiday visits and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, which is set to begin in November.

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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