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Park Hopper Option Returns to Walt Disney World Resort Starting January 2021

Avery Maehrer

by , Director, Communications at Walt Disney World Resort

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.

If you have any questions, you may visit our Know Before You Go page on, call the Disney Reservation Center, contact your travel professional or reach out to planDisney to get helpful tips and information on your upcoming Disney vacation. 

We look forward to starting the new year with the return of this guest favorite option!


  • Where are the photos in the RSS feed????????

  • I have a reservation for Hollywood Studios on the 4th of January. I cannot make another park reservation (EPCOT) for the same day for some reason…what do I do?

  • How about selling annual passes again??

  • This is awesome…but how bout letting FL residents buy annual passes too 🤔?

  • Can I upgrade my park passes to park hopper?

  • What happens if 2nd park is at capacity?
    Are you allowed to return to park #1 and what if it’s choice #3 is at capacity? You have to leave or choose yet another park and waste hours trying to get in another park? Would dinning reservations for park #2 guarantee entry?
    This should have been addressed in announcement.

  • This is great news! I’m just wondering if anyone has heard anything about when or if the Disney Dining Plans are going to come back.

  • Hi, my family is excited to hear about this news, but is there a time frame of when fastpass+ will return?

  • Will park to park transportation be provided again? Will the Epcot monorail line restart? Thanks!

  • Okay, now how about actually selling annual passes again?

  • This is amazing news!!!!

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