Disney Park Passes Are Becoming Impossible to Snag

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If you have booked a Disney World vacation or day at the parks during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you know that Guests cannot simply stroll up to the front of Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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If you want to enter any Walt Disney World theme park, you must first have a valid entry ticket, and then, you will need to score a Disney Park Pass reservation. Depending on if you are a Resort Guest, a theme park ticket holder, or an Annual Passholder, there is a different amount of allotted Park Passes for each group.

That being said, all passes are currently wiped out for the rest of May. So if you are a last-minute planner, a Disney World vacation may not be possible for you while Disney Park Passes are still being used.

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Related: Annual Passholders: How to Get Help with Disney Park Pass

As an Annual Passholder myself, I can say that getting a Park Pass has become more and more difficult as time has passed. Of course, the demand to visit Disney World has grown, especially as many Guests are now fully vaccinated and feel safe to visit the theme park. However, Disney also raised their capacity, according to CEO Bob Chapek.

Chapek announced that capacity had increased but refrained from providing an exact number, so at this time, we are unsure of what capacity Disney World is currently operating at. But even with that being said, it clearly is still well below the demand, considering re-stocks of Park Passes are gone instantly.

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As you can see below, May is now completely sold out, and with a holiday weekend coming up, some Disney fans may be disappointed that they will not be able to spend Memorial Day in the parks.

May´s Park capacity
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May´s Resort capacity
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May´s Annual Passes
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Twitter user Jose Carioca (@drunken_jose85) is just one of many Disney Guests who are confused as to why getting into a Disney Park is so tricky for Guests.

It makes no sense to me. Park capacity is getting higher They aren’t selling aps But it’s harder now to get a park pass then it was last year. Are they prioritizing hotel and one day ticket holders?

That being said, if you are still trying to snag a Disney Park Pass for one day this month, we recommend always trying to make that Park Pass reservation on the My Disney Experience app, even when reservations are “gone.” Many Guests have had luck snagging a Park Pass on a “capacity” day, as some Guests may decide to cancel their reservation last minute.

If there is a day you know you want to be in the parks, making that reservation weeks or months in advance seems to be what is needed. However, if you are an Annual Passholder, remember you can only book three Park Passes at a time!

Have you had a tough time getting a Disney Park Pass reservation? What are your thoughts on the system?

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