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Park Pass System Allowed me to Create More than 3 AP Park Reservations without a Resort Reservation

Park Pass System Allowed me to Create More than 3 AP Park Reservations without a Resort Reservation

While playing around on the Disney website this morning, I discovered another “glitch”: the ability to make more than 3 Park Passes for dates with no room reservation as an Annual Passholder.

When information regarding the new Park Pass system came out late last week, one of the bombshells was that Annual Passholders would be limited to 3 Park Pass reservations without a room reservation.

In order to book more than that, an Annual Passholder would need to have a Disney resort reservation for that day.

This rubbed some passholders the wrong way because previously they were not limited to the number of days they can enter the parks (unless they have black-out restrictions of course).

As an Annual Passholder with several resort stays for the next several months, I was able to book all of my Park Pass reservations on Monday. Even with pink castles, orbits, and glitches (but not a glitch, just a “user error” according to Disney), I was able to get it done using these tips.

However, I wanted to get into the system this morning and play around with it as an Annual Passholder with no resort reservations.

Here’s what I found.

First, I looked at the availability calendar and chose days that a) I did not have Disney Resort reservation for and b) had availability for all 4 parks.

As we already know, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom both have sold out days, however, more became available exclusively for Annual Passholders.

So for my research purposes, I chose July 23-27. I do not have reservations at any Disney Resort during this period of time.

I was able to obtain Park Passes for all 5 days even though I should only be limited to 3. Look at the series of photos showing all of my Park Passes I was able to obtain WITHOUT a room reservation at a Disney Resort:

In fact, I decided to keep going and got all the way to August 3 before finally calling it quits!

A fellow KtP Writer was able to make 6 days as an AP without a resort reservation before the system stopped her. Another was able to make 10 days without a resort reservation in addition to her resort stays that she previously booked earlier this week!

However, another writer shared that she was not able to obtain 3 Park Passes at all. It definitely seems this is a glitch affecting random people.

Please note: your mileage may vary! I can’t confirm this is a system-wide issue and that all Annual Passholders would be able to make more than 3 Park Passes without a Disney Resort reservation for those days. But it’s worth a shot to see if the same is true for you.

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  1. I got through to Disney last night and was told as a pass holder it’s 3 anytime days OR the number of days tied to a resort reservation. Very discouraging. 1 extra month doesn’t make up for that restriction, especially when it falls in my pass blackout period anyway.
    The guy also mentioned that people who’ve been able to get extra days will likely have them cancelled and that some people have had their reservations that are within the limits just disappear. But we wouldn’t want to call that a glitch :)

  2. I was only able to get 3 visits through the end of this year. My pass expires January 4,2021 so I could not go any further.

  3. I got several reservations. I found that it ended up being three passholder no resort reservations PER MONTH. I was happy that I got all the dates that I was looking for! I was so happy it was easy to use and no issues.

    • I had ended up going from July 23 to the end of the month and then into August so I think it’s just a system error.

  4. I also can’t get any. I made park reservations for the days of my resort stay (Feb 2021) earlier this week, but was expecting to be allowed 3 more days at any time without a hotel reservation (attempting Nov 2020, but tried some random days in 2021 and no difference). Alas, just the ‘remove from party’ option when I tried right at 7am this morning. I’ve repeated the exercise about every 30 mins since then and still not allowed :(

  5. I easily got my 3 this morning. Just tried a fourth and was stopped, saying we had reached our limit and I’d have to remove us from our party to continue.

  6. This makes me beyond furious . No doubt some will get beyond 3 and Disney won’t “clean it up” or take it away. I am one of the people that didn’t even get 3. I maxed at 2. And have been on the phone for 3 days because my pass also didn’t have adjusted dates . So I had to renew our platinum plus passes in full over the phone just to have them load something for me to get 2 days while others are grabbing more . Now here I sit on hold for the third day .

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