Annual Passholders — If you want to visit a Disney World theme park next month, act fast because all days for all parks are currently showing availability for April 2021!
Disney World Park Passes
In case you aren’t familiar, when Disney World reopened to the public last summer, they implemented a new system which requires those who wish to visit a Walt Disney World theme park — including Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom — to have both a valid ticket as well as a reservation for the park they wish to visit on that day. The Disney Park Pass system currently allows Guests to book available theme parks all the way through January 2023.
Again, as Disney has shared in the past — If you want to visit a Walt Disney World theme park, such as Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you will need a Park Pass along with a valid ticket. At this time, there is no reservation required for Disney Springs — Disney World’s outdoor shopping and dining district.
When booking a Park Pass:
- You’ll need a My Disney Experience account, as this is where your Walt Disney World Resort plans are stored and managed.
- You’ll also need a valid theme park ticket or Annual Pass that’s linked to your My Disney Experience account.
- If you have a Disney Resort hotel reservation, be sure to link it to your My Disney Experience account beforehand, as well.
April Park Pass Availability
Inside the Magic decided to check the Park Pass availability for the month of April, and much to our surprise, we found that there is full availability for Annual Passholders! This means if you are an AP, you can choose any day and any park that you wish at this time. But be sure to act fast as Park Passes tend to fill up quickly.
As for Disney Resort Guests, at this time the first part of April has minimal availability. If you are staying at a Disney World Resort, some parks and days are currently booked up, which you can see in the screenshot below.
And, the same goes for those of you who are theme park ticket holders. At this time, there are certain days and parks that are unavailable if you are a ticket holder so be sure to check the availability calendar before planning your Disney World vacation.
It is important to always check the official Walt Disney World website and the availability calendar before planning your Disney World vacation as Park Pass availability is subject to change.
More Information on Disney World’s Park Pass
In 2020, Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Products Josh D’Amaro indicated that the newly implemented Park Pass system is a “new normal” that isn’t going away anytime soon, if ever, so Guests should get accustomed to utilizing the Park Pass system if they are planning a trip to Walt Disney World.
We do want to note that it is important to keep in mind anything is subject to change at any given time. Be sure to keep up with Inside the Magic for all the latest information regarding Walt Disney World Resort!
Please note that park reservations are limited in number and subject to availability. Availability can change until the park reservation is finalized.
Explore a variety of ticket options. Once you purchase your tickets, then you can make your park reservations.
If you have a room-only reservation at a Disney Resort or other select hotel, please call the Disney Reservation Center or call your travel professional to upgrade to a vacation package with tickets—and then make your theme park reservations.
Room-and-ticket packages may also be available.
Please review any advisories or restrictions in place for travel to Florida, and do not travel to or enter Walt Disney World Resort unless you are free of any COVID-19 symptoms and otherwise comply with the requirements of such advisories and restrictions.
Additionally, there are three different options of Park Passes depending on which type of theme park ticket or reservation you have. For example, if you are an Annual Passholder you will have a different tier of availability as an existing ticket holder or a Disney World Resort Guest. The official Disney World website states:
Park attendance is managed via the Disney Park Pass reservation system—now available to Guests with valid admission. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for Guests ages 3 and up.
Booking Your Park Reservations
The Disney Park Pass system is now open to Guests with valid admission. The number of theme park reservation days you can hold at one time varies based on your plans:
Disney Resort and other select hotel Guests can make park reservations for dates during their stay for the number of days that they have valid theme park admission.
Annual Passholders can make theme park reservations for up to 3 days at a time, and for their length of stay if staying at a Disney Resort or other select hotel.
Existing ticket holders can make reservations for the number of days of valid theme park admission.
If you want to plan a vacation to Disney World, but aren’t sure where to begin planning, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friends at Academy Travel. Get started with your free quote today!
Are you an Annual Passholder? Will you be visiting Walt Disney World in April? Let us know in the comments below.