Walt Disney World Will Require Guests to Reserve Entrance to Theme Parks

    As part of Disney’s proposal to the Orange County Task Force earlier today, Walt Disney World Senior Vice President of Operations Jim MacPhee announced that there will be a new theme park reservation system when the parks reopen on July 11th.

    As a reminder, Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will reopen on July 11th, with EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopening on July 15th.

    When the theme parks reopen, they will operate at a significant capacity limit to encourage social distancing as well as the safety of guests and Cast Members.

    In order to ensure that guests aren’t turned away at the gate, Disney will be implementing a theme park reservation system that will require that guests register to visit a theme park. Details such as how Annual Passholders or Resort guests would be handled have not been provided at this time, but Disney has promised to provide more details at a later date.

    Shanghai Disneyland has implemented a similar reservation system during their reopening, but it’s too early to tell if the Walt Disney World system will be the same or not.

    What do you think about a reservation system to enter the theme parks? Let us know on social media or in the comments below!

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    1. How does Shanghai handle multi-day reservation requests? Disney World is not a one-day trip so being able to reserve multiple days at multiple parts would be a must-have.

    2. I’ve read that those (like us) with Park tickets already purchased will still get to use the parks as new tickets won’t be on sale for awhile. I only hope that all my ADR for hot restaurants, like Be Our Guest, aren’t cancelled and we have to start all over again!

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