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BREAKING: Park Hopping Returns to Walt Disney World!

BREAKING: Park Hopping Returns to Walt Disney World!

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Disney fans everywhere will be thrilled to hear that Park Hopping is returning to Disney World! Read on for all the details on when it starts, and what you’ll need to know.

Fans of Disney World have always loved the ability to start your day in one park, and hop over to another later on in the day. When the Theme Parks began their phased reopening in July 2020, fans were dismayed to learn Theme Park Hopping would temporarily be discontinued.

Today, we learned of an exciting change to Disney World’s procedures: Park Hopping will be allowed again very soon!

Here’s what we know:

The Return of Park Hopping

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Starting January 1, 2021, guests who purchased a ticket or annual pass with Park Hopper benefits will be able visit more than one park per day!

However, there are some changes Guests should be aware of.

New Park Hopping Changes

Guests who intend to Park Hop will continue to make a Disney Park Pass Reservation before entering the Theme Parks.

If you would like to Park Hop, you will first make a reservation for the first park you intend to visit AND you will need to enter that park first prior to visiting another.

Currently, you will not need to make a park pass reservation for the additional park or parks you intend to visit.

Disney does note that reservation requirements are subject to change.

Park Hopper Hours

There will be specific Park Hopper hours during which Park Hopping will be available. Park Hopper Hours begin at 2 pm each day and will end at the park’s scheduled closing time.

Be sure to check Character Locator for updated hours for each park before you visit!

Health and Safety

These new changes to Park Hopping are designed to help Disney manage attendance and social distancing efforts.


It is important to note that Park Hopping is not a guarantee. Guests will be limited in the ability to visit other parks if that park’s capacity is filled.

What are your thoughts on the return of Park Hopping? Let us know on Kenny the Pirate’s Facebook Page, or join our crew and continue the discussion!

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Friday 20th of November 2020

Yay!! I have been begging for park hopping to return!! I'm hoping that a dining reservation might guarantee your entry to the 2nd park, if it happens to hit capacity by 2pm. This really helps in our decision to renew our annual passes!


Wednesday 25th of November 2020

A dining reservation will not guarantee entry on a park hop.


Friday 20th of November 2020

That's a question I would want answered BEFORE I'm turned away from park#2 if I didn't have dinning reservations to guarentee entry. Hopefully FP and more dining will return soon. Wanda


Wednesday 25th of November 2020

Dining reservation will not guaranteed park entry on the hop


Friday 20th of November 2020

My only question is how will you know if the other parks are at capacity before you leave your reserved park to go to a different park


Friday 20th of November 2020

They didn't mention that aspect of their park hopper plan.

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