Disney World Hotel Reservations Will Not Guarantee Theme Park Access

Disney has just released an extensive update on resorts, dining experiences, and more! If you want to read the entire update, check out our earlier post.

In this post, we’ll focus on a burning question many of our readers have been asking: will a hotel reservation guarantee theme park access?

We now have official word from Disney that a hotel reservation does not guarantee theme park access! Here is the official wording:

To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date is required (a Disney Resort hotel reservation does not guarantee theme park access)

In case you aren’t aware, Disney will be implementing a new reservation system that each and every guest will have to sign up for in order to enter any Walt Disney World theme park. As of right now, Disney has not opened the reservation system, but they have said that guests with existing tickets and Annual Passholders will have first access to the system.

For more on the Walt Disney World reopening, check out our FAQ (which we will continue to update).

As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com for the latest Disney Parks news and photos. We’ll continue to bring you news and photos, where possible, through the Disney Parks closure due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will resume our normal coverage once the parks reopen to guests on July 11th!

Mike is the owner and writer for BlogMickey.com. Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks. You can reach him at [email protected]

Get a Quote

We're excited to partner with Kingdom Destinations to help you plan your next trip to Disney parks and experiences around the world. Always 100% FREE, Kingdom Destinations is a full service travel agency, specializing in Disney destinations. Fill out the form below to get a quote from one of their agents today! 


  1. Wow, that is a major change in policy. Traditionally, guaranteed admittance was a perk of staying the hotels.
    That change may keep people away, why spend the big bucks Disney gets without a promise of being admitted to the parks?

Comments are closed.

Latest News