Calling all Walt Disney World ticketholders: Reservations are disappearing quickly, so make yours now
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Unfortunate news for anyone hoping to book a last-minute trip to Walt Disney World. Reservations are booking up quickly.
The park reservation portal shows no reservation openings for theme park ticket holders from Easter weekend through April 9, 2021. And on April 10, only Epcot has availability.
Annual pass holders have a little more availability, but there isn’t a day that all parks are available until April 15 as of the time of writing. This is a trend that’s likely to continue as more Americans get the COVID-19 vaccine and hit the road.
As mentioned in our guide to Disney World’s new reservation system, ticket holders must also now make a reservation in order to get into the parks.
When Disney World reopened back in July 2020, it did so with new procedures that included the switch to a reservation system for ticket holders, resort guests and annual pass holders to help Disney maintain its 35% capacity limit. Previously, there was no such thing as making a reservation to enter the Disney theme parks.
Ticketholders can make a Disney World Park Pass reservation as soon as you have a theme park ticket or an annual pass for visits that start by Jan. 14, 2023.
Disney does make it easy to check out reservation availability with its calendar tool.
As more people get vaccinated and warmer weather marks the beginning of springtime, travel is on the rise — especially to popular domestic destinations.
A trip to Disney this spring is still possible, but you’ll want to do your best to plan early if you plan to hit up the more popular parks such as the Magic Kingdom. But if you’re willing to wait, you could potentially have the chance to check out new attractions slated to open later this year — such as a Ratatouille ride that will open on Oct. 1, 2021, for Disney World’s 50th-anniversary celebration.
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