The parks reservation system has been live for a week now, and everyone has been diligently working to reserve their parks. Some parks are showing as unavailable for Annual Passholders this summer. Read on for details.
Now that resort guests, annual passholders, and all other ticket holders have had the opportunity to make their reservations from now until September 26, 2021, there are a handful of dates where certain parks are unavailable for the passholder group.
Resort guests with admission already purchased were the first guests who were able to make their reservations for park time. A few days later, annual passholders were able to book their time.
Lastly, guests with regular tickets and no resort stays booked were able to make their reservations yesterday morning.
It appears that there are different pools of availability reserved for each “type” of guest when it comes to the Disney World Park Reservation system.
For September 5, 6 and 12 guests in the annual passholder pool are unable to book entry to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Additionally, on Saturday September 5 Magic Kingdom is unavailable for this group.
However, those dates still show full availability (indicated on the calendar in green) for those three dates for resort guests and standard ticket holders.
There are a few days in July and August that are booked up for Hollywood studios, which we covered last week.
It is not clear whether availability for these dates will be shuffled around based on demand within each group.
As a passholder, I feel that we should not be turned away from the parks while other guests are allowed in, unless our pass has blockout dates. But I (Rebecca) am not a local passholder, so I always have resort reservations as well.
If you’re an annual passholder and you feel you must go to a “sold out” park, you could make a resort reservation and that would allow you to draw from a different pool.
-Rebecca W Davis