Reservations Sold Out for All Four Walt Disney World Theme Parks This Weekend

February Parks Full

With increased crowd levels at Walt Disney World all month long (and really since the holiday season!) it was expected that the long weekend for Presidents Day would be a busy one. As of this morning, all four Walt Disney World theme parks are now at capacity for the weekend, with new reservations to visit any of the parks unavailable until Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Crowds at EPCOT

Credit: TK Bosacki/DisneyFanatic

Presidents Day on Monday, February 21 means an extra day off and a long weekend for many workers across the country, and for those with kids in certain regions, the date also coincides with February school vacation week. While this is typically a busy time at Walt Disney World each year, we are certainly continuing to see increased crowds likely due to pent-up demand from Guests putting off travel during COVID-19.

Here is a look at the Disney Park Pass reservation calendar as of February 18, 2022:

Credit: Disney

After the Presidents Day holiday, only Disney Park with available reservations from February 22-24, 2022 is EPCOT, with every park except for the Magic Kingdom available on February 25, and more open availability after that. If you are planning a trip during school vacation week or within the next couple of days, it looks like EPCOT is your only option at the moment, with the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios all being unavailable on the Disney Park Pass System for those dates.

And, if you are visiting the following week or into March, it is still recommended that you make your theme park reservation as early as possible just to be safe, and continue to check the My Disney Experience app throughout your visit, especially if you plan to Park Hop.

Animal Kingdom Crowd

The Disney Princess Half Marathon, which runs February 25-27, 2022 will bring in additional crowds to the theme parks and resorts for the end of this month, and that weekend will run right into the first week of March which for many college students is spring break.

There is limited availability for Annual Passholders during this time as well. And, a new Disney World Annual Pass is currently not available for purchase, with the exception of the Pixie Dust Pass which is available only to Florida residents. Dining reservations are similarly difficult to come by for the upcoming week, but you can always continue to check by logging into your Disney account on the My Disney Experience app in case any cancellations pop up.

March may have a slight lull later in the month in terms of crowds, however, this year seems difficult to predict as the increase in remote workers and demand following the pandemic certainly have more people traveling at off times than normal. It is quite possible that slow seasons in any sense are a thing of the past at Walt Disney World. (And if you are visiting this week, might we suggest a trip to Disney Springs? No theme park ticket needed!)

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."

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