UPDATE: After publishing this article, Disney World reopened Disney Park Pass availability for Annual Passholders. Our original article continues below.
Following yesterday morning’s announcement that there would be a special military flyover at Magic Kingdom the morning of July 4th, Disney World quickly blocked Annual Passholders from making new reservations at the theme park. There are no other blocked-out dates for Annual Passholders through 2024 and Magic Kingdom was previously wide open for availability before the announcement. Walt Disney World Resort guests are still able to make reservations for Magic Kingdom.
The targeted blocking can likely be justified by boiling it down to crowd management. For previous flyovers, Main Street USA would be crowded as you might expect. By blocking Annual Passholders, Disney World can limit the number of guests who can watch the flyover from inside Magic Kingdom. It’s possible that Disney will open up park pass reservations for Annual Passholders at any point following the 10:30am flyover. The other three theme parks remain open for Park Pass reservations which means that Annual Passholders will still be able to Park Hop later in the day.
No Disney World theme park has reached Park Pass capacity for Annual Passholders for months.
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