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BREAKING: Park Hopping Returns to Walt Disney World on January 1, 2021

Disney has announced the return of park hopping at Walt Disney World!

Starting January 1, 2021, a Disney Park Pass reservation will still be required for your first park of the day, but at 2:00 PM daily, guests with an Annual Pass or Park Hopper tickets will be able to head on over to another park. Do note that park capacity is not being increased with the return of Park Hopping, and capacity limitations may be in place when you reach your second park for the day. Full details on this modified Park Hopping experience are available below.

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Starting Jan. 1, 2021, guests who purchased a ticket or annual pass with Park Hopper benefits will be able to visit more than one park per day, with some new modifications as part of Disney’s ongoing focus on health and safety.

With the updated Park Hopper experience, guests must make a Disney Park Pass reservation for the first park they plan to visit AND enter that first park prior to visiting another. At this time, a park reservation is not required after the first park, however, reservation requirements are subject to change.

Additionally, Disney will set specific Park Hopper hours during which this option will be available. Park Hopper hours will start at 2 p.m. each day and end at the park’s scheduled close time. Guests will soon be able to check DisneyWorld.com/ParkHours and the My Disney Experience app for the most up-to-date Park Hopper hours, as they could start earlier at a later date, depending on the day and park.

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These modifications are designed to help continue managing attendance in a way that fosters physical distancing. Additionally, other enhanced health and safety measures remain in effect, including face coverings required for all guests ages two and up.

As a reminder, guests with a ticket or pass that includes Park Hopper benefits get the chance to see and do more during their visit, which could mean a morning on the savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and an evening stroll by Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park or starting the day living your Star Wars adventure at Disney’s Hollywood Studios before an afternoon traveling around the world at EPCOT. Please note that the ability to visit another park will be subject to the park’s capacity limitations.

Are you happy for the return of Park Hopping, or were you finally getting used to doing a park a day? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned for our full coverage on this modified new Park Hopping experience.

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kate
kate
4 days ago

GOOD BYE 2020! We’re going to park hop our way into 2021!!

Brian
Brian
4 days ago

It’s about time!

Jeremy
Jeremy
4 days ago

This is great and should help reduce crowds in the afternoons at certain parks, like Hollywood Studios after the rise of resistance virtual queues end!

Jerry
Jerry
4 days ago

So much for lower crowds at high demand rides in the afternoons and evenings

lorraine
lorraine
4 days ago

seems like it would be a waste of time to go to another park just to find out it is full for that day. The bus drivers, monorail people, etc should be kept notified if it is full……..that would be difficult but I would definately be ticked off if I went to a park to find it full and not be able to get in

Tom Corless
Admin
2 days ago
Reply to  lorraine

I’m sure the app will tell you.

Greg
Greg
4 days ago

If the park I plan to park hop to is at capacity, I would expect a refund for that day for the extra park hopper fee. I could see a scenario where you are not able to park hop on the entire trip, but you paid for that benefit. Certainly Disney would issue a refund, not just for the lost opportunity you paid for, but for the inconvenience and wasted time of leaving one park to go to another only to find out it is at capacity.

Paul
Paul
4 days ago

I’m surprised they don’t require a reservation to the second park. Any idea on how will they control park capacity?

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
4 days ago

So you spend the extra money on PH but it’s NOT a guarantee you’d be able to get in to the second park on/after 2pm??? Sounds like a waste of money.

Vanessa
Vanessa
4 days ago

SO HAPPY!!

Up until our 2020 visit, Park Hoppers were a non-negotiable for us. We absolutely had to have them and every single person we talked to about planning a Disney vacation we told they needed to get them. It was so hard to only be able to visit one park and it definitely diminished our enjoyment of the trip in July.

I am THRILLED to know when we go back in the spring, we will be able to hop again!!

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