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What do you think about Disney using a waiting list when park reservations are full?

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What do you think about Disney using a waiting list when park reservations are full?
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Disney Park Reservations

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Since the phased reopening of the theme parks, park reservations are required for all four theme parks. Although Disney makes more park passes available at times, it’s a good idea to secure them as soon as you book your vacation. This is especially important during busier times of the year. 

Holidays and school breaks increase the number of Guests at the Disney Parks. Park reservations fill up quickly for these times. Previously, the Disney Reservation Calendar allowed booking through the end of 2023. This has recently been extended through January 2024. Do you think park passes limit crowds or not?

Limited Park Passes

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Annual Passes are a great benefit to many Guests who visit the Disney Parks regularly. However, Annual Passholders have a finite number of Park Reservations that they can secure without a hotel reservation.

Let’s look at how many Park Reservations are available for each Annual Passholder Tier:

  • Disney Incredi-Pass: Up to 5 reservations at a time
  • Disney Sorcerer Pass: Up to 5 reservations at a time
  • Disney Pirate Pass: Up to 4 reservations at a time
  • Disney Pixie Dust Pass: Up to 3 reservations at a time
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Read more about the new Disney World annual passes HERE.

In May 2022, we shared that Disney World Annual Passholders were given “free” bonus days HERE. To see them, guests went to Disney World’s park pass reservation system. There, a gold star indicated which dates offered these bonuses. What do you think of these bonus days?

Backup Passes

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Now, Disneyland Paris offers a waiting list when annual passholder park reservations have no availability. Do you think they will come to Disney World?

When the Disney Parks are full, you can join the waiting list. If your date becomes available, your registration will be confirmed automatically.

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Check out just what this looks like in reporter Scott Gustin’s Twitter account below:

Are you an Annual Passholder? What do you think about park passes and this new waiting list? Please let us know in the comments below and on Facebook. You can also join our KtP Crew.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Just get rid of the park reservation system altogether. It’s horrible and unnecessary. The parks were rarely at capacity before COVID. If Disney knew how to properly manage it’s business, this system would no longer be needed.

  2. Keep it up Disney! Once people have had their freedom from COVID for a while – you will be begging for people to show up. Never mind make reservations. JERKS!

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