Walt Disney World Resort has some exciting news for its guests! From January 9th, 2024, visitors holding a ticket with Park Hopper benefits or an Annual Pass can freely hop from one theme park to another at any time during park hours, subject to capacity limitations.
Revamping The Park Hopper Experience
Since its reintroduction in 2021, Park Hopper access was only permitted after 2 PM each day. But now, this restriction will be lifted, giving guests the freedom to decide when to visit another park without any time constraints.
Navigating Theme Park Reservations
On days when reservations are required for Annual Passholders and certain non-dated tickets, Passholders and guests can leverage the updated Park Hopper access after visiting their initial park. For instance, if a Passholder has a reservation at EPCOT and enters the park at 9 AM for a few rides, they can immediately proceed to another park afterward.
Introducing “Good-to-Go Days” For Passholders
There’s more good news on the horizon for Passholders! Starting in January, “good-to-go days” will be introduced. During these days, the theme park reservation calendar will be regularly updated to display select days when Passholders can visit a Disney World theme park without needing a theme park reservation. However, blockout dates will continue to apply as usual.
Important Information for Park Hopper Benefit
To utilize the Park Hopper benefit, Annual Passholders must make a reservation for the first park they intend to visit and enter that park before proceeding to another. Alternatively, they can enter a theme park without a reservation on a “good-to-go” date for that park or after 2 PM (except Magic Kingdom on Saturdays and Sundays) before visiting another park. All passes are subject to the Walt Disney World Resort Annual Pass Terms and Conditions.
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