Walt Disney World Annual Passholder

Non-Reservation Entry for Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholders to Begin in April

Starting on April 18th, Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholders will be able to enter the theme parks without a reservation after 2:00 PM. Saturdays and Sundays at Magic Kingdom will not apply to this updated policy. Blockout dates will continue to apply for the various Annual Passes.

While Annual Passholders will not be able to enter Magic Kingdom on Saturdays or Sundays, they can still visit Magic Kingdom on those days after 2:00 PM if they have a park reservation for a different park and have already entered it first. It is unknown at this point if Annual Passholders without reservations could enter another park after 2:00 PM and then enter Magic Kingdom.

This is the announcement on the Disney Parks Blog regarding the new policy:

Walt Disney World Annual Passholders: Park reservation requirements will be relaxed for visits after 2 p.m.*

Beginning April 18, 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. Starting March 20, Passholders will also receive access to Disney PhotoPass lenses and one complimentary Cinderella Castle Mural of Memories experience (age restrictions apply). Visit Cinderella Castle Mural of Memories and Disney PhotoPass Lenses for details, restrictions and other information.*

We are also excited to provide Passholders with a new offering starting March 20 where you can create and share short Disney-themed video slideshows with favorite photos from your theme park visits.

*All offerings are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Walt Disney World Annual Pass Terms and Conditions apply. 

While these changes happening with the Annual Pass program, sales have not resumed at this time.

What do you think about this new way to enter the parks for Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholders? Are you excited about it? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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