Policy Change to Walt Disney World Theme Park Reservation System Starts Today

Annual Passholders now have more flexibility on when they can enter Walt Disney World theme parks!

Starting today, Annual Passholders are now able to enter the Parks after 2 p.m. without a theme park reservation. The only exception to this new policy are weekends, where a theme park reservation will still be required on Saturday and Sunday at Magic Kingdom. Specific Pass blockout dates will continue to apply.

Disney explained their reasoning behind the policy change in a statement back in February, sharing that “the theme park reservation system remains important to manage attendance in our parks, especially on busier days”. However, Disney stated that “we realize our Passholders enjoy more spontaneous visits – and this change will make that possible”.

This decision is specifically exciting for those who are considering, or have recently purchased, a new Annual Pass. Earlier this month, Disney announced they would resume new Annual Passholder sales. The launch of these new passes began last week with Disney Vacation Club members, and will continue later this week with sales to the general public.

We are thrilled to see this policy relaxed at Walt Disney World for Annual Passholders. Time will tell if or how this effects afternoon crowd levels at the Parks.

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