Disney World Informs Passholders of New Restrictions

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Walt Disney World Resort has added new restrictions to the theme park’s annual pass checkout page. When a Guest tries to purchase a Disney World AP at this time, a new “Important Details” section shows up.

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The new Disney passholder restrictions outline various regulations that have been put in place ahead of the Walt Disney World Resort’s phased reopening beginning July 11.

They read:

Disney PhotoPass Downloads

The Disney Platinum Plus Pass, Disney Platinum Pass and Disney Gold Pass include a benefit that lets you access and download Disney PhotoPass photos captured in your account from the first valid date of your pass until your pass expires. Plus, access and downloading is available after pass expiration for as long as the photo is stored in the system (365 days from date of capture).To start using this benefit, simply link your pass to the Disney account you will use to retrieve photos. Entitlement includes discounted prices on prints and physical product purchases; entitlement is non-transferable. Access and downloading is not available for photos captured after pass expiration or after a pass is removed from a Disney account.

Pass Pick-Up Information

Once you receive your pass certificate, you must exchange it for a valid pass prior to first use at one of the following locations: any Walt Disney World theme park or water park ticket window, or any Guest Relations location. You will need to show a valid photo ID to pick up your pass.

Reservation Required for Entry

To enter one of the parks, each Guest is required to have a theme park reservation in addition to valid admission. Reservations are subject to cancellation at any time. Park entry not guaranteed. Learn more about what you need to know before you go.

This information is extremely important, as the Walt Disney World experience will differ from normal for the foreseeable future.

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Since, for example, Cast Members are no longer allowed to hold Guests’ phones to take family photographs, the AP PhotoPass benefit is more important than ever.

It is also crucial for prospective Disney World passholders to be fully aware of the new Disney reservation system. Having an AP does not guarantee entry into any of WDW’s four theme parks or two water parks at this time. Furthermore, booking a room at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel does not guarantee park entry.

Annual passport sales and ticket sales at Disneyland Resort in California are currently on hold, but Disney park-goers can expect a similar checkout message once Disneyland annual passholder sales resume.

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It is also important to note that all of Disney’s theme park resorts have other restrictions right now as well. These include mandatory masks in the Disney parks and in shopping complex areas, such as Disney Springs and Downtown Disney.

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