Are BIG Changes Coming to Park Pass Reservations and Park Hopping at Walt Disney World?

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Bob Iger has only been in place as the new CEO for a couple days and big changes have already been put into place.

Disney’s Park Reservation system has been a point of frustration for many guests and so has the 2 PM park hopping restrictions.

According to many sources at Disney, big changes are coming to both procedures that will take place “early 2023.”

Much of the existing Disney Park Pass system will be removed and simplified, providing guests with an experience closer to pre-pandemic conditions.

Park hopping will return for date-based tickets at any time and will no longer be restricted to 2pm. Annual Passholders will still be restricted but will likely be able to park hop earlier than the current 2pm limit.

Date-based Walt Disney World theme park tickets will no longer require a Park Pass reservation, with park entry secured upon purchasing the ticket. Annual Passholders will still need a reservation, at least initially.

The new system will control attendance by limiting ticket sales for a given day rather than selling an unlimited number of tickets and restricting access via a Park Pass.

These changes have been in the works for the last few months, and although the system is nearly ready, we understand it will not debut until early 2023, most likely in January.

Source: WDW Magic

Source and photos courtesy Disney

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