Will The New Walt Disney World Reservations System Stick Around In 2021?

Disney fans are having mixed reviews about all the guidelines Disney is implementing prior to their phased reopening of parks beginning July 11. Many prefer to reschedule vacations or cancel them all together until Walt Disney World returns to “normal”, or at least until next year. But will 2021 be much of the same?


Just this morning we shared a new feature found under the Admission Calendar for Annual Passholders. On the Walt Disney World’s Admission Calendar, “Select a Pass” for Annual Passholders was added. Within this post we shared the calendar stretches from June 2020 to July 2021.

Of course, this prompted the question… does this mean the new Disney Reservations System will last into 2021? The new system will require park guests to make a reservation prior to their arrival to a park. The system makes complete sense right now due to capacity restrictions once the parks initially reopens. But, will the reservations system be needed through 2021?

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A regular follower of all things Disney, Scott Gustin, shared the following on Twitter today:

He followed it with saying:

Of course, this is all speculation right now. Another hit to 2021 came the other day when the Walt Disney Travel Company shared they will no longer be offering air travel packages beginning in 2021.

Do you have 2021 Disney vacation plans? We’ll release more details as we receive them!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.