Attractions & Experiences

Disney switches up reservation requirements on date-based tickets

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Walt Disney World Resort has started removing theme park reservations for guests with a date-based tickets after January 9, 2024.

According to reports, the reservations have been removed from the My Plans section in My Disney Experience. 

It was announced in May that Disney bosses were planning to remove the theme park reservations. 

Until January 8, to enter with a Disney World Park pass, guests older than three also require a theme park reservation for the same date. These reservations are limited in number, according to the report. 

With a one-day ticket for a specific date and theme park, no additional reservation is required as it is automatically made for you when purchasing this type of ticket. 

However, a reservation is required for a one-day tickets with Park Hopper option or Park Hopper Plus option. The reservation would be needed for the first park you plan to visit. 

A date-based multi-day ticket will also require a reservation for each date you plan to visit. 

For vacation packages with date-based tickets, guests will still require a reservation, and if it is a multi-date ticket, there will need to be a reservation for each date. 

Annual Pass holders will also require a reservation, but are able to visit the theme parks without a reservation after 14:00, except on Saturdays and Sundays at Magic Kingdom park. Reservations will be further required for all other types of ticket, such as youth, sport and convention tickets.

From January 9, 2024, Florida theme park reservations will no longer be necessary for date-based tickets. A date-based ticket will require those booking to choose a start date at point of purchase. This will be applicable for date-based one-day tickets, date-based multi-day tickets and vacation packages with date-based tickets. 

Theme park reservations will still be required for student group tickets, sport and convention tickets, annual passes and all other non date-based ticket types.