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Today’s exciting announcement that 2022 Walt Disney World tickets and packages are now available has us ready to plan our 2022 trips! While looking ahead at these packages, we noticed that Disney Park Pass reservations are here to stay for the foreseeable future.
Disney’s Park Pass Reservation System
When Disney World reopened in July 2020, one of the biggest changes was the new requirement to make a Park Pass reservation in order to visit a park.
In order to control capacity in the Parks, Disney uses the Park Pass reservation system. With this system, Disney can control attendance in the parks in order to comply with local guidelines.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek states Walt Disney World’s Theme Park capacity is currently at 35%, and they manage Park attendance through the Park Pass reservation system.
Disney has shared that Disneyland will implement the use of the Park Pass reservation system when that park reopens as well.
When the Park Pass reservation system was first introduced, reservations were only available through September of 2021. A few months later, reservations were extended into 2022.
With the new packages released, the reservation system has been extended yet again.
How much longer will Park Passes be required when visiting Walt Disney World?
While looking at the Park Pass reservation system calendar, we noticed something interesting.
Guests will be using the Park Pass reservation system at least into January 2023!
Guests can now make their Park Pass reservations through January 14, 2023.
It looks like Disney has found this system favorable, and we can expect it is here to stay for a while. As for us, we don’t mind park passes too much. However, we are looking forward to when things at the parks look a little more like they did before the pandemic!