What to Know Before You Go: Disney World Reservations FAQ

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*Editor’s Note: We will continue to update this post with new information about Disney World Reservations. Stay tuned for additional news.

It’s time to return to the Magic! Walt Disney World is waking up from it’s Sleeping Beauty Curse and feeling, once again, like home. But before you hop in your pumpkin carriage and head for the castle, there are a few things you should know! Your glass slippers may not disappear at midnight, but Genie has imposed updates, or as he puts it, “um, a few provisos… a couple of quid pro quos!” These are your Walt Disney World Resort Frequently Asked Questions about Resort Reservations!

Disney World Reservations FAQ

Pending approval from government agencies, Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park will begin a phased reopening on July 11 and Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopening on July 15, 2020.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies have provided guidance for the reopening, and the following measures have been designed to promote cleanliness, distancing, and reduced contact for all parties. Yes, your experiences will be different from your last trip, but there will still be magic to be uncovered.

Park Reservations

Initially, park attendance will be managed through a NEW PARK RESERVATION SYSTEM. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date is required. Shanghai Disneyland has been using a reservation system that we expect to emulate at Walt Disney World. You can read more about how this system works and how both daily guests and Annual Passholders make a reservation at this park. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date is required.
NEW TICKETS are temporarily paused. EXISTING TICKET holders and ANNUAL PASSHOLDERS will be able to make a reservation first before new tickets are sold. Additional details are coming soon on this process for those guests. After a period of time, new ticket sales will resume.
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Resort Reservations

NEW DISNEY HOTEL RESERVATIONS are paused with a focus on existing reservations. After existing issues have been addressed, new guest reservations will resume after that period of time.

DVC MEMBERS will be able to make new reservations at this time. For more information about DVC phased reopening information, click here for words from the DVC President.

CHECKING IN for your Disney Resort Hotel Reservation can be started in advance online, using the My Disney Experience system that we know and love. Many guests already bypass the Front Desk, which is what you should now be doing unless you have an additional issue or concern. When you get the notification that your room is ready, you can use the My Disney Experience app as an additional digital key to enter your room.

Dining Reservations

All (as of May 28th) EXISTING DINING reservations have been canceled until the end of 2020. In order to have a more fair and balanced approach to the limited number of guests incoming to the Parks, the new Dining Reservation window will be 60-days. Dining Experiences and other offerings may be limited or fully unavailable.

MOBILE ORDER will be utilized extensively at quick-service dining locations. Please use the feature of Mobile Order to save time and space at select dining locations at Walt Disney World Resort.
When at a  TABLE SERVICE restaurant, there will be a scannable code to access digital menus for a no-touch menu experience.
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More information as it develops will be updated here and can also be found on Disney World’s Travel Information page.

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