Earlier this year, it was revealed that the Park Pass policy would be changing for Disney World Passholders on select dates. Those new changes begin today, April 18, 2023.
Since Disney World reopened from a months-long closure in 2020, Disney has operated with a Park Pass reservation system in place. What this means is that all guests must have not only a valid ticket to visit the parks, but also a Park Pass reservation for the park they are looking to go to that day. Starting today, that policy is changing slightly for Annual Passholders.
New Passholder Park Pass Policy
Now, Disney World Annual Passholders may visit the theme parks after 2 PM without a Park Pass reservation. There are exceptions to this, however. Passholders will still need Park Pass reservations on Saturdays and Sundays when visiting Magic Kingdom, even if after 2 PM. Additionally, they will still need to have a Park Pass reserved for any park they plan to visit prior to 2 PM.
Previously, Disney World Passholders had to follow the same Park Pass policy as all other guests. This policy requires a Park Pass reservation for the park you are looking to go to, no matter what time of day you will be visiting. If you plan on park hopping, you still need to have a Park Pass for the first park of your day, and can hop to your next park after 2 PM after scanning into your first park of the day.
Annual Pass Sales Resume This Week
Not an Annual Passholder, but want to be? Starting on April 20, sales of Annual Passes will resume on the Disney World website! You will be able to choose from any of the four Annual Pass tiers, which will become available on April 20. Not sure which pass to try? You can check out our full comparison at the links below!