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Rumor: Disney Will Not Allow Guests To Park Hop With New Park Reservation System

Rumor: Disney Will Not Allow Guests To Park Hop With New Park Reservation System

As we receive more and more news about Walt Disney World’s reopening procedures, we are also hearing some rumors of additional changes guests will experience with the new park reservation system.

Recently, Walt Disney World shared that they would be requiring guests to make a park reservation using a new system they will be releasing in the coming weeks.

Under this new system, guests with reservations and tickets will have priority access to booking the parks they would like to visit during their stay.

Walt Disney World Annual Pass design 2015

According to an email released by Virgin Holidays, a UK travel agency, when choosing parks while using the new park reservation system, guests will be limited to one park per day.

Under this rule, park hopping will not be allowed.

The email reads as follows:

A new park reservation system

When the parks reopen, park attendance will be managed through a new park reservation system.

To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date is required. Reservations need to be made via My Disney Experience in the coming weeks. You can request one park a day. As customers won’t need to hop between parks, the hopper service is currently suspended.

This reservation applies for all confirmed tickets through 2020, so reserve your parks as early as possible to help plan your itinerary.

While it is important to note that this has not yet been confirmed by Walt Disney World, this rumor can potentially be accurate.

Walt Disney World intends to significantly reduce capacity at their theme parks. In an effort to control capacity, it would make sense not to allow guests to have the ability to move from park to park on a given day.

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As it currently stands, Guests who hold Annual Passes and Park Hopper tickets have not seen any changes made to their ticket status. Be sure to stay up to date with Kenny the Pirate, and we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we hear more information on this subject.

What are your thoughts on Walt Disney World possibly removing the ability to park hop? Let us know on Kenny the Pirate’s Facebook Page, or join our crew and continue the discussion!


  1. Any ones thoughts on if you leave park to eat at a restaurant and then want to go back to same park? We a lot of times will do that…

  2. our already booked trip for sept was in critical condition and these new rules will render it DOA!! let’s hope normality returns in the new year. i know disney would overkill it. they always do…

  3. Have you heard anything about how they will handle
    AP holders who have reservations? In particular, APs that expired during the closure?

  4. Am I reading this correctly? assuming no park hopping is allowed, did your article state more or less that park hopping could possibly still be available to annual pass holders? Just will not be available, for example, length of stay passes? Thanks for clarifying.

    • The part about Annual Passes and Park Hopper tickets not seeing any changes yet means APs have not shown a new expiration date and the hopper passes have not seen a downgrade/partial refund.

  5. WOW, so glad we did Disney a couple years ago, so much is going to change after this. Hoping to go back in 3-5 years so hope more normalcy is back by then.

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