Changes to the Disney World reservation system that travelers need to know
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Over the past few days, The Walt Disney Company has made updates and announcements that may completely change the experience for Guests this year.
The biggest change was the Disney Park Pass reservation system. The company recently optimized the platform to ease the booking process for all ticket options and announced new rules.
The changes have already been implemented, since August 24, and some are currently in progress. Most of these changes will benefit travelers and reduce stress, especially for those who like to plan their trips with anticipation and good organization.
Here we share more details about the new Disney Parks reservation process as well as recent news relevant to travelers interested in visiting Disney World or Disneyland in the coming days.
New Disney Park Pass Rules
Disney Park Passes will now migrate and integrate into the new reservation system. Customers who have already made a reservation do not need to switch platforms or perform any action, it will be processed automatically for users.
Here are the main new rules implemented by Walt Disney World this week:
- Users can now change reservations without having to cancel and rebook. This new rule applies to dates, group members and even parks. Of course, these changes are subject to availability.
- Changes apply to all tickets, annual pass holders and resort guests.
- All types of tickets and reservations can now be booked together.
- The guest limit per booking has been increased from 12 to 30 visitors.
Now, if new family members want to join the reservation, or someone else can’t, the reservation simply needs to be updated. And large family groups can now book all tickets together and guarantee a better large group experience.
To make a reservation, travelers should visit the Disney World Theme Park Reservations Availability page for Orlando parks and the Disneyland Reservations Availability page for those who want to see the magical experience in California. Disney World is currently allowing reservations through early 2021 and Disneyland within 120 days in advance.
Other recent changes
The booking system isn’t the only change the company has made in recent days. There have also been a few updates and benefits that travelers should know about as well.
There’s one change that might not be so good for extra-organized travelers. As the Inside the Magic news site reports, on August 19, Disney World also made changes to resort hotel reservations.
Previously, it was possible to make a Disney Resort reservation up to 500 days in advance, but now the rules have moved to annual packages. The company announced that customers can now make a reservation until December 2023 and that the next annual packages will be available in late spring.
Fortunately, more positive news has been announced recently. Another interesting change for Disney World fans is taking place in Magic Kingdom. Disney Enchantment fireworks have been updated as part of the 50th anniversary celebration and has a new intro with a tribute to Walt and Roy Disney.
Visitors who recently viewed the new show shared positive comments about Twitter and other social media channels. The two-minute show with magnificent fireworks exploding from the iconic castle now features a nostalgic speech and look that has pleased many fans.
Disney wants to provide benefits and incentives to all types of fans, and in every way possible. From now on, Disney+ subscribers will also benefit from advantages in the parks, in particular on September 8. Disneyland, Disney World and Disneyland Paris will allow Disney+ users to enter the parks 30 minutes before opening. Those staying at park stations will be allowed entry 60 minutes early. Do you want to feel like you have the park to yourself at least for a few minutes? Take advantage of this opportunity!
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