Park Reservation System thread

New from Disney Parks Blog:

**The key dates are:

June 22nd for Disney Resort guests

June 26th for AP Holders (that will be those without onsite reservations)

June 28th for other Ticket holders**

There is a park availability chart available here:

https://www.disneyworld.co.uk/availability-calendar/?segments=tickets,resort,passholder&defaultSegment=tickets

Change the category at the top. Where thee is one or more parks not available, it tells you underneath the calendar which park(s) are booked out.

From several sources, you will need to use the website to book, not the app.

TIPS:

  1. There was an AP glitch that prevented some people from booking all days. That has apparently been apparently sorted.

  2. If you had MNSSHP tickets, even if they are no longer showing in MDE, booking that day apparently stop you booking any more.

Solution: book you MNSSHP day last.

  1. So there’s also some weird glitch that Blog Mickey posted about. If you have different length tickets, or an AP with other tickets, the system is only recognising the shorter ticket.

A solution is to reassign the “extra” ticket to a dummy profile, and then book for you. Then reassign the ticket back.

Read about it here

https://blogmickey.com/2020/06/disney-park-pass-system-glitch/

  1. So you’re still blocked from further park days and have an unactivated AP voucher?

The unactivated APs were not reset when they fixed glitch #1 above. And if you had already booked a reservation against it, then it needs to be reset like the active APs were.

Solution is to call and ask the CS rep to call the Escalation Team to reset the unactivated AP.

This is the WDW info page:

https://www.disneyworld.co.uk/experience-updates/park-reservations/?CMP=ILC-DPFY20Q3wo0618200010A

This includes a step by step guide to the booking process.
From this:

Park reservations will be available through September 26, 2021, based on your Resort stay and ticket eligibility or ticket eligibility window.

If you booked a vacation package, your ticket eligibility is tied to your package travel dates. To make a park reservation for a different date, be sure to modify your vacation package dates.

Sounds like this is limiting those with onsite/offsite plans to just booking for onsite days for now.

If you have a room-only reservation at a Disney Resort or other select hotel for a stay in 2021, please call the Disney Reservation Center or call your travel professional beginning on June 24 to upgrade to a vacation package with tickets—and then make your theme park reservations.

I hope this is poorly worded, and it should say 2020 or 2021. It would be worthwhile checking on the 24th and again on the 28th

Here’s the important stuff from the DPB article for now:

  • You’ll need a My Disney Experience account , as this is where your Walt Disney World Resort plans are stored and managed.
  • You’ll also need a valid theme park ticket or Annual Pass that’s linked to your My Disney Experience account.
  • If you have a Disney Resort hotel reservation , be sure to link it to your My Disney Experience account beforehand, as well.

Once you’ve logged into your My Disney Experience account and linked your ticket, you’ll have access to a calendar of available reservation dates for each theme park. If you have a multi-day ticket, you will be required to make a park reservation for each date of your visit. Families and friends can link their tickets together and look to arrange theme park entries at the same time.

Please note, park reservations are limited in number and subject to availability. Availability can change until the reservation is finalized. At this time, guests will be able to select one park per day; visiting more than one park per day will be temporarily unavailable upon the reopening of the theme parks due to attendance limitations.

(See article for what to do about park hopper tickets).

For Existing Ticket Holders and Annual Passholders: Beginning this week, we will reach out to existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders with more information on when they will be able to check availability to make their park reservations. We will open the Disney Park Pass system to these guests in phases, beginning with those with future Disney Resort and other select hotel stays. Later this summer, we will resume sales of 2020 tickets and Disney Resort hotel arrivals, based on availability of park reservations, while we continue to provide guests with existing tickets and Annual Passholders the opportunity to make park reservations for 2020 dates.

Planning a New Trip for Next Year: By June 28, all guests will be able to purchase new Disney Resort hotel packages and theme park tickets and make their park reservations for arrivals starting in 2021 as our phased reopening continues. Guests will be able to view park reservation availability on DisneyWorld.com prior to purchasing their tickets.

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This is why we booked an on-site stay! Woohoo!

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I’m hoping the “select hotel stays” means / extends to the Good Neighbor hotels that can be booked through Disney.

This still has me worried. There’s a whole lot of us with Disney reservations but no tickets… I feel for AP holders and off-site guests with tickets, I just want to be included too!!!

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Nice thread. This will be important to have separate from everything else.

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I believe the unanswered question is 2020 guests. Not addressing it in this release very concerning to some.

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check this page on their site. If you have a room you will be able to reserve starting next week. AP without a room reservation starts 6/26. Also process seems easy enough
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/experience-updates/park-reservations/?CMP=ILC-DPFY20Q3wo0618200010A

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Good Bye Magicbands!

In 2021, we plan to unveil an innovative new offering as part of the My Disney Experience app that will bring features of a MagicBand to your smart devices, building on the app’s existing digital key feature. With this new offering on the horizon, we will be retiring our complimentary MagicBand distribution to Disney Resort hotel guests for new reservations with arrivals beginning Jan. 1, 2021.

Magicbands will still exist.

Goodbye FREE magicbands

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What does this mean? I have a 6-day ticket, but my stay is 9 days. Does this just mean I’ll have to use all the days during my 9 day stay?

This also seems to be the end of MagicBands starting 2021

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Staying tuned…besides if they have a vaccine or not by the time of our trip…all these new systems! So theoretically I can book my park days on June 28th as long as I have my tickets purchased. I wonder if I’ll be able to change my park plans around at a later date… Hmm??? Looking forward to see what they do with new MDE. What will Star Wars look like?

That’s how I read it.

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“New features in the MDE will replace MagicBands.”

I can’t imagine NOT using my MagicBand, and will probably continue to use one even when they are no longer required.

Wonder if MDE will just use QR codes that will be scanned instead of MagicBands as a “touch free” option?

Again, the end of FREE magic bands

It’s what every other Disney Park around the world does. MBs are unique to WDW

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Oh really? I had no idea!

Getting rid of free MB stinks, but isn’t the end of the world. I do hope they continue making them compatible for a long while though. Although I do have a smartphone, hubby doesn’t, and my youngest doesn’t either. And honestly, I don’t want to use my phone for that… It will just drain my battery even more.

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Just skimming. Did they mention anything about limits on number of days APs can reserve a park at a time? My kids have 8 day tickets for the end of July and I’m AP. I’m nervous I won’t be able to reserve that many park days at a time.