RUMOR: Disney World Will Limit Guests to One Theme Park Per Day

We have a new rumor about the upcoming theme park reservation system that Disney is expected to roll out soon. It’s important to note that this is just a rumor at this time, and Disney hasn’t confirmed any details about the theme park reservation system yet.

According to an email being sent out by Virgin Holidays (h/t: @disney_images) to guests who purchased a Walt Disney World vacation through them, the new theme park reservation system will limit guests to just one theme park per day. Here is the relevant part of the email, emphasis added by

A new park reservation system

When the parks reopen, park attendance will be managed through a new park reservation system.

To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date is required. Reservations need to be made via My Disney Experience in the coming weeks. You can request one park a day. As customers won’t need to hop between parks, the hopper service is currently suspended.

This reservation applies for all confirmed tickets through 2020, so reserve your parks as early as possible to help plan your itinerary.
Virgin Holidays email

At this point, it’s more likely that Virgin Holidays got out ahead of Disney with this announcement instead of simply making it up.

While it’s possible that Disney might not sell park hopper tickets when tickets go on sale again, it remains to be seen how Disney will handle Annual Passholders who didn’t have limitations like this before the theme parks closed. As of publish time, Disney has stated that they intend to collect monthly Annual Pass payments when the theme parks reopen.

As with any rumor we bring you, this should be treated as unofficial unless and until Disney confirms it.

As always, keep checking back with us here at 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!

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  1. I hope this isn’t true regarding park hopper, if it is I have a $500 refund coming my way and this will probably be the straws that breaks the camels back and I will cancel my whole trip. I have been booked since December 2019 and tried to remain positive but it sounds like what WDW is going to be offering a completely stripped down experience and a far cry from what I am getting at Universal studios. I didn’t expect everything to be the same but at this point I would be better off going to 6 flags instead of dropping 5 grand on a disappointing Disney vacation.

  2. I already suspected this would be the case when they first announced the reservation system. They want to contain people. The Disneyland AP that requires guests to make reservations requires that they make them for both parks if they plan to hop and is subject to availability. I do wonder how they’ll handle refunds. Gift cards maybe? We have water park and more hoppers. But we’re changing from June to December, so we no longer need hoppers and maybe not water parks either.

  3. I’m ok, I just would like to see a refund for the difference of hopper and regular ticket in my purchase

  4. Now that they have confirmed this is the case, can you halo me out? We have a week booked next April but I can book my park reservations now. The problem is 7 days and 4 parks, with this new system we can’t do half days in two parks so one park can’t be done twice. My (6year old) son is a massive star wars fan, my daughter is 10 (not big into princesses but loves animals). Which one do we only do 1 day at?

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