A step-by-step guide of how to book your WDW Parks reservation on My Disney Experience.
Disney Parks unleashed their new reservation system for guests with current Resort reservations linked on mydisneyexperience.com and the My Disney Experience app (discussed in Episode 007: All it takes is faith, trust, and a reservation system). It was set to open this morning at 7AM ET, only to crash within minutes after opening. Here is our experience booking our one reservation day in October, so you know what to expect when the reservation system opens up for you.
The reservation system will be open for these group of guests on the following dates:
WDW Resort reservation holders: Monday, June 22nd, 7:00AM
Annual Passholders: Friday, June 26th
Other existing ticket holders: Sunday, June 28th
You can see Walt Disney World’s interactive park availability calendar here, please keep in mind toggling between Passholder, and Resort holder will show a difference in availability right now only because the reservation system is not open yet for Passholders and existing ticket holders.
Step 1: Link your Disney Parks ticket to your MyDisneyExperience account
You can do this either at MyDisneyExperience.com or in the My Disney Experience App.
We hope the system will be updated this week to prevent the complications at login that we experienced. We hopped online at 6:45AM hoping to reserve our day in Magic Kingdom during our Honeymoon stay later this year. We stared at the cute new pink (!!!!!) castle loading screen for several minutes before it allowed us to log in with our My Disney Experience credentials, and that’s when the system crashed, citing an error.
Step 2: Have patience while logging in
After attempting to log in for 40 minutes before accepting defeat, we tried again a couple of hours later to find that there was an updated message below the castle stating that we were now in a digital queue. 20 minutes later were finally able to log in and see our Plans & Tickets.
Step 3: Select View Availability in the Important Message banner
After clicking View Availabily we were thrown in another queue with a wait time of a few minutes:
Step 4: Create your party
Finally you will be able to select your party similar to how the Fastpass+ System worked:
Step 5: Select the date and one park you wish to visit
Then you will be able to select the date and ONE park that you want to reserve. That’s right, no more park-hopping for the time being. Disney Parks Blog states, “at this time, guests will be able to select one park per day; visiting more than one park per day will be temporarily unavailable upon the reopening of the theme parks due to attendance limitations. Guests with existing tickets that include the Park Hopper Option or Park Hopper Plus Option have options available to them for ticket modifications and cancellations.”
If you are a resort guest, you can reserve up to 14 days depending on how many days you are staying on property. Passholders can reserve up to 3 days, and existing ticket holders can reserve one day for every park ticket you have. (Source: Disney Parks Blog)
You will be prompted with a time slot to arrive, which was showing park open to close for those of us with a Walt Disney World Resort reservation. We will update this page as we go through the Passholder reservation process as well!
Step 6: Get confirmation of your reservation and rejoice!
Once the system was up and running the selection process was very simple and easy, very familiar to the Fastpass+ system. To hear more about the Reservation System details and which park experiences are being modified for WDW’s reopening, check out Episode 007: All you need is faith, trust, and a reservation system. Good luck getting your reservations!