Park hopping is returning to Walt Disney World Resort starting in January 2021. Starting on January 1, 2021, guests with an Annual Pass or Park Hopper ticket will again be able to visit more than one park in a day. There will be some guidelines accompanying this option as Walt Disney World continues modified operations during its phased reopening.
First off, guests wishing to use a Park Hopper option will still need to make a Disney Park Pass reservation. The reservation will be made for the park that a guest wishes to visit first on any given day. Currently, a Disney Park Pass reservation will not be required to visit another park. Disney does note that this is subject to change though.
Disney will then set Park Hopper hours for when guests will be able to switch parks. Currently, Disney is saying that Park Hopper hours will begin at 2:00 PM and continue until park closing. DisneyWorld.com/ParkHours and the My Disney Experience app will soon have updated hours for guests to check Park Hopper hours and availability. It is suggested that guests continue to keep an eye on both of these as park hopping could start earlier in the day depending on the day and park. Park hopping will also depend on a park’s capacity and ability to allow more guests in.
Disney will continue to be monitoring and managing capacity and safety conditions. The return of the Park Hopper is being done with this in mind. It will be done as current safety and health guidelines continue. This includes physical distancing and face coverings being worn at all times.
Park hopping is a favorite option for many Walt Disney World Resort guests. It allows guests to start their day at one park and end it in another. For many of the DAPS MAGIC team, this means starting at one park and ending in EPCOT. Or starting in EPCOT and ending in another park. In general, park hopping just means more EPCOT though.
What do you think about the return of the Park Hopper to Walt Disney World Resort? Are you excited about it? What are your two favorite parks to hop between? Share your thoughts in the comments below!