‘Tis the season to be jolly!
That’s if you were trying to get Park reservations for Walt Disney World this Christmas.
Disney has now released more Park Passes for some of its Florida theme parks during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Previously, the last few weeks of December were mostly booked up for those looking to get Park Reservations.
Since the phased reopening of the Walt Disney World Resort, the crowds at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom have only been getting bigger, with the Parks operating at a reduced capacity.
The introduction of the Park Reservation system has limited these crowds but also has limited Guests in their last-minute planning.
For theme park ticket holders and Resort Hotel Guests, Magic Kingdom remains fully booked from December 20 through 31. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is fully booked for December 20 to 23 and 27 to 31. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is booked for December 27 to 30, while EPCOT is available every day except December 31.
The new availability of the other three Parks on certain days, however, leaves Guests the option to Park Hop at 2 p.m. to Magic Kingdom for the evening.
Additionally, most Annual Passholders will be blocked out during this period, while new Annual Passholder purchases remain unavailable.
Incredi-Pass holders, of course, can still make reservations. As of today, Magic Kingdom is fully booked for Passholders on December 20, 24, 25, and 31 but is available all other days. EPCOT is only fully booked on December 31. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is booked for December 27 to 31. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is still available every day of December for Passholders.
It was recently revealed that from December 22 through December 31, Magic Kingdom Guests will be able to see Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade twice a day without any extra added cost.
The parade is usually part of Disney Very Merriest After Hours — the replacement for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party — which began on November 8 and runs through December 21.
The parade has been cut down from its previous versions, but this is still a massive perk for Guests visiting that week as this will be the first parade to be shown at Magic Kingdom during daytime hours since before the COVID-19 closure.
The seasonal fireworks spectacular, Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!, however, will not be returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The holiday spectacular last filled the night at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019, with the perfect dose of projections, fireworks, and holiday music.
Will you be snagging one of these new Park Reservations? Let us know!