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Get Ready…To Bring Back the Magic

By Heather Malo


There has been a whirlwind of activity lately.


Late Friday, we received word of Disney beginning to set up the Park Pass Reservation system and a series of dates when those with tickets and annual passes could begin to book. By the end of the call, we had a million questions…


However, there have been other calls since that one on Friday and we have received a lot of answers. It feels like Disney is releasing new info by the hour and every time we turn around, we’re getting new emails and new information.


But the bottom line is this: we’re excited!

We’re ready to get start planning and get you back to Disney.


Ahem… and we want to get back there too.


Not gonna lie.


So this is where we are now:

  1. All guests wishing to visit Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom or Hollywood Studios will not only require a ticket for park admission, everyone will also be required to have a Park Pass Reservation. Having park tickets alone, will not guarantee you entry to the parks at this time.

  2. Park Reservations must be made online through your My Disney Experience (MDE). Guests must do this themselves! At this time, Travel Agents and Advisors are not allowed to make the Park Reservations for you because there is a waiver to sign regarding Covid-19.

  3. Park Hopper tickets are not available and will not be available for the time being. Disney is hopeful this perk will return by the end 2020.

  4. We can now book and or modify existing 2020 reservations as well as make reservations for 2021.

  5. If you have a reservation for later in 2020 and do not have park tickets, Disney will notify us when you can purchase those tickets.

  6. At this time, magical extras will be available again beginning January 1, 2020.

  7. Complimentary Magic Bands will no longer be available as of January 1, 2020. However, guests can still purchase magic bands of their choosing at a special rate. Details to come.

  8. A chat feature on MDE, which had been used at choice Disney resort hotels, will now be widely available for guest use at all Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

In short, the train is moving. We’re just a few weeks out from the first guests returning to the theme parks.

Disney is working as fast as it can to alter their systems and procedures in order to accommodate new and existing reservations while adhering to local and federal safety guidelines. The process is proving tricky and slightly complicated, but we are all figuring things out together.


So, I apologize if I sound repetitive… but hang in there with us. Be patient. Things are starting to fall into place, but it’s taking a little work. The good thing is, we really are all in this together. Almost all of us have Disney vacations on the books as well, so we feel your pain… and your growing excitement.

If you have specific questions about your upcoming vacation, drop me a line and I’ll do my best to help you find the answers. If you are ready to start planning your vacation for next year, let's start talking about options. Email me at heather@letstalktravel.us.

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