With the Orlando theme parks reopening on July 11th and 15th for the respective parks, will Disney World limit Annual Passholders reservations and access?
Here’s what we know so far…
Will Disney World Limit Annual Passholder Park Access?
The Walt Disney Company has done a very helpful writeup on the situation for Annual Passholders at the WDW theme parks in Orlando, Florida.
Scroll down below the image for the full quote from Walt Disney World on the Annual Passholders situation.
We know for certain that the parks will reopen back up again on July 11th and July 15th.
July 11th: Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom
July 15th: Hollywood Studios and EPCOT
But what about Disney World Annual Passholders?
Official Quote from Walt Disney World on Annual Passholders
Here is what Disney has said about Annual Passholders specifically:
Our Annual Passholders are some of our most loyal and valued Guests. We truly can’t wait to welcome you back—and we will do it with great thought.
With that in mind, when the parks reopen, park capacity will be significantly limited—and may continue to be for a period of time, based on guidance from health experts to promote physical distancing.
We understand how much excitement, thought and time goes into planning your Disney visits and realize some new changes may be disappointing. For example, during this unprecedented time, an annual pass will not guarantee park entry and Annual Passholders will be required to make an advance reservation to enter a park.
Please note that:
During the limited capacity period, it may be difficult for Annual Passholders to get park reservations to visit on certain dates. To help manage capacity, total reservation days held at one time will be limited. More details will be shared in the coming weeks.
Some pass benefits and features will not be available during periods of limited capacity. Also, park experiences and offerings will be modified and subject to limited availability or even closure.
Annual passes are subject to blockout dates. Guests should ensure their pass type is valid for park entry prior to making a park reservation.
As we prepare for the reopening of the parks, we’re planning a special preview opportunity for Annual Passholders. We look forward to sharing details with you soon.
Please know we will be here to help you as we remain focused on delivering a wonderful experience for everyone who visits.
If you have any questions, please contact V.I.PASSHOLDER Support at (407) 939-7277. Options to manage your annual pass continue to be available during the closure period.Walt Disney World Resort
What Does That Mean Exactly?
Will Walt Disney World Limit Annual Passholders Reservations? In a word: yes.
We don’t exactly what that will look like yet, but as details are released, you can be sure I’ll update you right here.
In the meantime, we’re waiting to hear and see more about what WDW means.
They say that Annual Passholders might have difficulty getting into the parks on certain days, but how often can we visit?
And how will the reservation system really work in practice once the parks reopen?
I’m personally optimistic. Disney does things the right way. With that in mind, I’m hopeful that it will all work out great in the end.
What Do You Think About the Disney World Annual Passholder Situation?
All that being said, these new details certainly make for interesting consideration.
I’m an AP myself (at Disneyland in Anaheim), so I’m very curious to see what happens with all of this and how it transitions over to us here in Southern California.
If you’re an annual pass holder at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, I want to hear from you!
And if you’re a lifetime pass holder no matter what happens, then sport that title with pride! 🙂
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