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.
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.
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.