Walt Disney World Resort utilizes a theme park reservation system called Disney Park Pass — and soon, that reservation system will be receiving some updates. Current and future Annual Passholders, this is great news for you!
The Annual Passholders webpage on the Walt Disney World website displays the following message regarding the upcoming updates to the Disney Park Pass system:
Enhancements to the Park Reservation System
In an effort to make the reservation program more seamless, on September 8, 2021, Walt Disney World Resort will introduce an enhanced theme park reservation calendar that shows booked reservations, park availability and blockout dates. All current reservations will be maintained with the ability to make and modify additional new reservations as part of the update.
September 8 is the date that new Annual Passes will be sold for Walt Disney World Resort, so it makes sense for the Disney Park Pass system to receive an update at that time, as well. Starting September 8, different levels of Annual Passes will be able to hold different numbers of theme park reservations. Because the reservation details are changing and higher pass levels can hold more theme park reservations at once, it makes sense for Walt Disney World to need to modify the Disney Park Pass reservation calendar.
It also appears that Disney World wants to enhance the theme park reservation system in order to make it “more seamless” and, presumably, user-friendly, specifically for Annual Passholders who are frequenting the theme parks. The calendar will show which reservations you have booked, which dates are available, and which dates are blocked out for you. We are excited to see what comes of these updates.
We saw a similar update to the Disneyland Resort theme park reservation calendar when Magic Key Passes (AKA Annual Passes) began to be sold at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. At the California Disney Parks, Magic Key Holders (AKA Annual Passholders) can hold different amounts of theme park reservations depending on their pass level, and, of course, all Magic Key Passes/Annual Passes have different blockout dates. Therefore, it is expected for Walt Disney World to modify the Disney Park Pass reservation calendar to fit the needs of the Annual Pass system, just as Disneyland did.
For more information on the Disney Park Pass system, visit the official website here.
Are you excited for Walt Disney World to update the Disney Park Pass system, coinciding with the sale of new Annual Passes? What enhancements do you hope are coming soon? Let us know in the comments!