Is Park Hopping coming back to Disney World?

Is Park Hopping coming back to Disney World? News 1

Last Updated on March 27, 2021 by Heather

The answer is YES!

Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, guests who have purchased a ticket or annual pass with the Park Hopper option will be able to visit more than one park per day. Guests will still have to make a reservation for the first park they want to visit. Then at 2pm guests may hop to any other park until that park closes. More details will be coming out as it gets closer.

Is Park Hopping coming back to Disney World? News 2
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The announcement came from Disney Parks Blog. They are quoted as saying the following:

As the phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort continues, we are nearing another exciting milestone we know many guests have been looking forward to: the return of the Park Hopper option! 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 our 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, we 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 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 us 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 Theme Park 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.

This is big news for Disney fans. One of the biggest things that my family and I missed on our last trip was the ability to visit more then one park in a day. Hopefully more good news like this will continue to be announced!


Heather Noyes is the founder of this website and formerly a Disney travel agent. Ever since she was a little girl she's loved Disney. Over the years she has planned several trips for her family, friends and former clients to go to Disney World.

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