Annual Passholders Can Skip Park Reservations After 2pm Starting April 18

New Disney World Annual Passes

Starting April 18, Walt Disney World Annual Passholders will be allowed to visit the theme parks after 2 p.m. on most days without reserving a park pass in advance.

Magic Kingdom Restrictions Apply

For Saturdays and Sundays, a reservation is still needed if Passholders wish to visit Magic Kingdom after 2 PM. Here is the official statement released by Disney:

Walt Disney World Annual Passholders will be able to visit the theme parks after 2 p.m. without needing a park reservation, except on Saturdays and Sundays at Magic Kingdom Park. Pass blockout dates will continue to apply like they do today. While the theme park reservation system remains important to manage attendance in our parks, especially on busier days, we realize our Passholders enjoy more spontaneous visits – and this change will make that possible.

A Great Time To Start Planning A Trip!

With all the new announcements happening in Walt Disney World, April and beyond is a great time to visit Walt Disney World, and staying on Disney World property makes your vacation even more magical!

If you’d like to view confirmed reservations for rent, you can experience Disney’s Deluxe resorts for less, even without being a DVC member! If you’re interested in becoming a member, and joining the DVC family, you can save thousands by shopping from our current resale listings.

What Are Your Thoughts?

Are you an annual passholder that will be taking advantage of this new rule? Are you excited to plan some more spontaneous trips to the Walt Disney World theme parks? Let us know in the comments!

As always, stay tuned to the DVC Shop blog for all the latest developments for Disney theme parks and Disney Vacation Club resorts.

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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