The new Disney World Park Pass Reservations System went live this morning and it was not without some serious headaches. It’s not uncommon for the WDW website to crash when new promotions are released- in fact, it’s more the norm- but I was surprised with how long it was down this morning. Luckily, around 8:30am, I was finally able to get our park reservations for our trip next month! But even now, several hours later, people are still reporting issues with getting logged in and being able to secure their Disney Park Pass.
Walt Disney World is reopening in a few weeks (July 11 for Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom and July 15 for Hollywood Studios and EPCOT) and the new reservations system is now live. For right now, the easiest way to get park reservations is to open an Incognito (Chrome) or Private (Safari) window and go directly to this link:https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/park-reservations – you’ll likely either get this page:
Or this page:
But don’t despair, you will EVENTUALLY get into the system to get park reservations. Step one is selecting everyone that is going to be in your party- I had no problem combining annual passholders and regular ticket holders into one reservation.
The next step is to select the date you’re interested in and then select a park. Currently (as of today, June 22, 2020), only resort guests can book reservations but that will open up to annual passholders on June 26, 2020, and existing ticket holders with no resort reservations on June 28, 2020. Park reservations will be available through September 26, 2021, based on your Walt Disney World resort hotel stay and ticket eligibility or ticket eligibility window.
Once you select a date and a park, the next step is to select a time. The only choices listed for each park are the posted hours so at least at this point, reservations are not timed.
Then you review and confirm your reservation, including agreeing to all of the T&C + COVID liability waiver.
And finally, success and a confirmed Park Pass Reservation!!
The Disney Park Pass Availability page allows you to check park availability dependent on your ticket/resort standing so you will know if there are reservations available before you buy tickets. I know that there were a lot of concerns that people would have to buy tickets before having access to the system and would potentially purchase tickets for dates that no longer had availability so this should assuage some of those fears.
Are you planning to visit WDW in the next 15 months?? Did you try and book park reservations this morning- or will you be trying later on this week?? Let us know how it went for you in the comments!