Walt Disney World Resort has officially extended theme park ticket expiration dates through September 2021.
We previously shared this news when one reader shared with Inside the Magic that she had noticed several upcoming Disney World guests had the expiration dates for their tickets extended by Disney. Now, it has been officially confirmed that Disney will be implementing this change across the board.
Here is the official update as it is written on the Walt Disney World Resort website:
Partially used multi-day theme park tickets with usage window impacted by park closure, or date-specific theme park tickets purchased through June 6, 2020 with a valid use period beginning March 12, 2020 or later, will be automatically extended to use any date through September 26, 2021. If you are unable to visit by September 26, 2021, you may apply the value of a wholly unused ticket toward the purchase of a ticket for a future date.
This is great news with anyone whose upcoming vacation has been impacted by theme park closures. Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are set to reopen to the public on July 11; EPCOT and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are set to reopen on July 15. Because of this, it only makes sense for Disney to make the decision to extend Disney park tickets not only for the duration that the parks were closed, but into fall 2021 as well. This will give Guests ample time to plan a new Disney World vacation if they were unable to visit because of the theme park closures.
Disneyland also recently extended the expiration date for park tickets, which you can read more about here.
We will update Inside the Magic as more information becomes available. For now, we recommend working directly with Disney or your Authorized Disney Vacation Planner for guidance in booking or rebooking a vacation to Walt Disney World Resort.