The Disney Parks Blog gave details on the new Park Pass system that will be used by guests to reserve their spot at a theme park when the parks re-open.
The Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom re-open to guests on July 11th with EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios re-opening on July 15th. All guests will be required to purchase tickets in advance and reserve each park entry in advance.
Once your ticket is linked to a valid My Disney Experience account, guests will have access to a calendar that will show park availability. Guests will only be allowed to select one park per day and space is limited at each park.
Guests that have existing tickets with park hopper options will have the ability to cancel or refund some or part of the tickets. Availability to the Park Pass system will be prioritized to those guests that have existing resort reservations. Later this summer, Disney will begin sales of 2020 theme park tickets to all guests as well.
Beginning June 28th, guests will be able to make resort reservations for visits in 2021.
Magic Band Update
The Disney Parks Blog also provided an update on the complimentary Magic Bands that were issued to park guests:
In 2021, we plan to unveil an innovative new offering as part of the My Disney Experience app that will bring features of a MagicBand to your smart devices, building on the app’s existing digital key feature. With this new offering on the horizon, we will be retiring our complimentary MagicBand distribution to Disney Resort hotel guests for new reservations with arrivals beginning Jan. 1, 2021. Disney Resort hotel guests will continue to have the option to purchase new MagicBands at a discount, and we’ll be introducing even more colors and designs featuring favorite Disney characters in the future. Guests who prefer not to purchase a discounted MagicBand will be able to use the My Disney Experience app or a Key to the World card during their visit. We will still offer MagicBands in retail locations and on shopDisney.com, and guests will be able to continue using the wearables throughout Walt Disney World Resort.