We’re in the midst of the Spring Break season here at Walt Disney World, and that means that there is very limited Disney Park Pass availability for the theme parks. As a reminder, every guest who visits Walt Disney World must not only have a valid ticket to enter the theme parks, but also a free Disney Park Pass reservation. The reservation system allows Disney to put capacity limits on their theme parks. Right now, that limit is at 35%. For a more in-depth discussion on what that 35% means in terms of expected crowds, check out our earlier post.
Looking at the Disney Park Pass calendar for the weeks and months ahead, we see no current reservations available for any Walt Disney World theme parks for an astonishing two weeks in a row for Resort Guests. This continues the trend of continuous capacity restrictions for two weeks already.
This means that if you are staying at a Disney World hotel between today and April 8th and haven’t secured a theme park reservation you will find limited to no availability and won’t be able to enter a theme park for your visit. As you can also see, it’s never too early to start reserving dates as some May and June dates are already filling up for Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Looking at the same timeframe for Annual Passholders, we see more availability not only in April, but in the remaining days of March as well. That said, if you’re an Annual Passholder choosing to stay in a Disney World hotel during your upcoming vacation, the Disney Park Pass will put you at a disadvantage by giving you Resort Guest availability instead of Annual Passholder availability. We break it down more in our earlier article.
As more and more Americans are vaccinated for COVID-19, we expect Disney and health authorities will revisit the 6-foot physical distancing guidelines that limit the Disney World theme parks to roughly 35% capacity. We anticipate a bump in capacity will occur sometime this summer, opening up more availability and turning the Disney Park Pass system into a minor inconvenience instead of the headache that it has become for so many.
As of publish time, Walt Disney World capacity remains at 35% and Disney has not announced any plans to expand it.
As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to bring you the latest news, photos, and info from around the Disney Parks!