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Disney Park Pass Reservations Are Nearly Sold Out as Walt Disney World Prepares for Heavy Crowds

Walt Disney World is preparing for heavier than usual crowds, with many of the busiest days on the crowd calendar already underway and continuing into March. One indicator of the upcoming heavy crowd levels, is the Disney Park Pass Reservation calendar, which for the first time since the holiday season is showing multiple parks are at capacity for multiple dates.

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Pre-pandemic crowds may be back at Walt Disney World this week.

Crowds are expected throughout this month at Walt Disney World due to the influx of Guests visiting during the Princess Half Marathon weekend, February school vacation week, the long weekend many people take for the Presidents Day holiday, and spring break as we head into March. All of the above events are also following the past week’s crowds at Walt Disney World that were already increased due to national cheerleading competitions taking place at ESPN Wide World of Sports.

A look at the Disney Park Pass Reservation calendar today shows that at least some parks are at capacity for the upcoming week:

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The Magic Kingdom is as you may have predicted, the hardest hit in terms of dates selling out, with this Disney Park currently out of Disney Park Pass reservations February 17-24, 2022. Disney’s Hollywood Studios follows, with the park sold out on multiple dates during this time frame, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom is sold out for a couple of days as well.

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At this time, EPCOT still has availability through the end of this month, including all of the dates listed above. If you are planning a visit to this Disney Park in the coming weeks though, we still recommend making your Park Pass reservations. Book as soon as possible as the crowd calendar is always subject to change and we could see the theme park selling out soon.

Crowds at EPCOT

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The Disney Park Pass reservation system has been met with mixed reviews at best among fans, with many feeling as though it serves a number of business purposes but is really just a source of frustration for Guests when they are met with multiple days of sold-out parks. Still, the system is helpful for finding some advance notice on when there will be extra crowds in each theme park, and for perhaps giving you the head’s up to alter your trip dates if you have the flexibility to do so.

Annual Pass reservations are still available for select dates, however if you are planning on purchasing an Annual Pass before your next theme park visit, we have to, unfortunately, remind you that only limited options for Florida Resident passes are available at this time. You can also find information on the Disney Park Pass system, and when Park Hopper options are available on the My Disney Experience app.

If you are visiting Disney World in the coming weeks, be sure to make dining reservations ahead of time when you are able to, and try to get ahead on planning your park days knowing they will be busy ones!

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."