Why Annual Passholders Should Visit WDW During the Week

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If you are a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder, the absolute best time to visit the parks is during the week! And, here is why.

Since the Walt Disney Resort reopened after its long unprecedented closure during the coronavirus, it has been hard to gauge when a great time to visit actually is. This is such a tricky decision because Disney World is currently operating at approximately 25% capacity.

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If you are an Annual Passholder, you may be questioning what the best day is to visit the parks. We at Inside the Magic believe a weekday is the best option for Passholders.

First off, you need to make a park reservation in order to visit your desired theme park. Yes, even if you are an Annual Passholder, the days of spontaneously heading to your favorite park to eat a Mickey-shaped treat or ride your favorite attraction are over (for now). A little more planning than usual is needed for your next trip to Disney World.

You can read all about the Disney Park Pass reservation system here. 

It can be tough to get a weekend reservation to head into a park. So, just for the convenience factor, it’s best to shoot for a weekday if you can.

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Related: Disney World Extends Park Pass Reservations into 2022

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But, even if you could snag a weekend reservation, would you want to?

The WDW parks have been seeing weekends and holidays already hitting the limit of park reservations. That means that weekends are much more crowded than weekdays when park reservations are still available.

During a weekday, given the current state of the world, the parks feel very spacious and open. If social distancing is a concern for you as an Annual Passholder, weekdays are the way to go!

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Don’t be fooled by what appear to be long lines. Due to the social distancing measures currently in place at the parks, you may see longer lines than usual. Wait times may also lead you to believe that the lines are long. However, the lines are not as long as they appear! It is difficult for the Cast Members to gauge the wait times taking into account the social distancing.

So go enjoy a weekday with shorter waits, lots of space, and easier park reservation availability.

Will you be visiting Disney World on a weekday? Let us know in the comments!

We can help you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation!



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