Disney Confirms Park Hopping Will Not Be Allowed

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This article has been recently update to contain the most up to date information.

Walt Disney World Resort has just released a ton of updates regarding the reservation system for when the parks reopen.

One of those announcements included park hopping, which many guests have been left wondering about. If you are unfamiliar with park hopping at Walt Disney World — Having a park hopper ticket allows you to visit more than one theme park in the same day. So you can begin your day at Magic Kingdom park, head on over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the afternoon, and finish the day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios by watching Fantasmic!

However, we reported a few weeks ago that park hopping would likely be eliminated at Walt Disney World, but in a recent statement released by Disney — it is now confirmed.

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Disney stated:

Please note, park reservations are limited in number and subject to availability. Availability can change until the reservation is finalized. At this time, guests will be able to select one park per day; visiting more than one park per day will be temporarily unavailable upon the reopening of the theme parks due to attendance limitations. Guests with existing tickets that include the Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option have options available to them for ticket modifications and cancellations, and can visit DisneyWorld.com/Updates for more information. We hope to bring back the ability to visit more than one park per day soon and will continue to offer these add-ons for 2021 ticket purchases.

Disney also recently released this statement:

At this time, Guests will only be able to visit one park per day. If you have a ticket that includes the Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option, we have several options available to you:

  • Ticket Extension: You may use your current date-based ticket by September 26, 2021 with the existing add-on options, should the options return by that date.
  • Ticket Modification: Resort Packages with tickets may be modified or cancelled. To discuss your options, please call the Disney Reservation Center at (407) W-DISNEY or (407) 934-7639 beginning June 22, or contact your travel professional.
  • Ticket Cancellation: If you do not want to use your ticket, you also have the option of cancelling your ticket or package. To discuss your options, please call the Disney Reservation Center at (407) 566-4985 beginning June 22, or contact your travel professional.

Something else to keep in mind is that information on the Walt Disney World Resort theme park reservation system has been released. In order to reserve a spot, you must be logged into My Disney Experience, make sure your tickets are linked, and access the calendar to make a reservation. More information on the new reservation system can be found here.

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More Information On Disney Parks Reopening

Remember that when Disney World reopens to guests next month, things at the theme park will look a lot different. Social distancing measures will be put in place, excessive cleanliness, encouragement of mobile orders, plexiglass, the elimination of character meet and greets, parades, fireworks and other similar entertainment that draws a crowd, and much more.

Related: How to Enjoy Disney Without Character Meet and Greets, Fireworks, or Parades

We also reported that Disney announced that a lot of its upcoming events will be modified or canceled due to the current global pandemic. One of those event changes includes Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party — an extremely popular event which occurs every year during the fall season — as well as monitoring to see how they should handle Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party –a yearly winter season event.

Another fall season event includes the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival in which Disney has announced a modification to the popular event including a longer festival! You can read more about that here. 

Do you have an upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation? When will you be visiting? Let us know in the comments.

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