Walt Disney World Plans For Increased Crowds in 2022

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Guests who are planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort at the beginning of 2022 to ring in the New Year will now have more flexibility than ever.

Since the phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort, the crowds at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom have been reduced, but over the past year, capacity has begun to rise gradually. That looks as if it will continue to be the case as we head into the holiday season and 2022. At the moment, we do not know the Park capacity number, but we do know that it has increased, and with Park Passes being replenished often, it continues to do so.

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Walt Disney World has now released more Park reservations for the start of the new year, and all Parks are available for ticket holders currently for the entire month of January, even for New Years Day, which is typically one of the busiest days of the year, and previously, did not have full Disney Park Pass availability.


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In addition, Guests staying at select Resort hotels also have all parks available for reservation.

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Annual Passholders who have the ‘Incredi’ or ‘Sorcerer’ pass can make a reservation for any day at any theme park in January. Those with the ‘Pirate’ or ‘Pixie Dust’ pass are still subject to the block out date on New Years Day, but the remainder of the month is open. Currently, new Annual Passholder purchases remain unavailable.

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During the week of Thanksgiving, massive crowds poured into Walt Disney Resort, and the parks reached capacity. At times, certain Guests were unable to make a Park Reservation for any of the four theme parks throughout the week.

Related: Walt Disney World Has Released More Park Reservations This Christmas

With the increased demand to return to the parks, Disney seems to be taking notice and making changes to accommodate more people, especially as we look ahead to 2022.

Which Disney Park is the best to ring in the New Year? Will you be taking advantage of these new Park reservations for 2022?

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

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