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Walt Disney World Tickets Are Going Back on Sale

July 8, 2020, 6:26 PM · After closing sales of new tickets and hotel reservations in May, the Walt Disney World Resort will start taking new hotel reservations and selling theme park tickets again starting tomorrow, July 9.

Anyone planning a trip to Disney also will need to reserve specific dates for the theme park visits, in addition to buying tickets. Disney paused its ticket sales in order to allow guests who'd had trips canceled due to the park's Covid-19 closure to get first crack at dates before opening that reservation system to new visitors.

You can check the availability of park dates on Disney's website. Right now, it's wide open for hotel guests for all parks on all dates that the parks are open. New day guests - who don't have a reservation at a Disney hotel - won't be able to get into Disney's Hollywood Studios until July 20, as that park's slots for those ticket holders are sold out from its reopening on July 15 through the 19th.

Walt Disney World Resort graphic 2020
I just want to take a moment to say that, whatever you think about the new reservation procedures, Walt Disney World's new resort graphic is straight fire.

It's new annual passholders who will have the toughest time getting into the parks. All spots for AP holders are taken through July 29, with only Epcot available on July 30. The next availability begins August 3, for Disney's Animal Kingdom and Epcot. The Magic Kingdom first become available the next day, August 4. Hollywood Studios' first available date for APs, as of this writing, is August 18.

Annual passholders may hold reservations for just three days at a time, and must use one of those days before being able to book another date. Day ticket holders may book for the number of days on their ticket, and hotel guests may book for the length of their stay.

Tickets and hotel reservations will be available through Disney's website. If you're looking for an alternate way to get through, our travel partner os planning to make tickets and packages available through its Walt Disney World tickets page, so please give them a look for availability starting tomorrow, too.

And do not forget, wherever you get your tickets, to go to the Disney Park Pass website to reserve your park dates.

Replies (5)

July 8, 2020 at 7:07 PM

Agree 100% that logo's on fire!

I find it interesting that for Hollywood Studios, it's Tower of Terror that's featured. Not the Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

July 8, 2020 at 9:52 PM

@TheSeg: I always love the irony the Imagineers put so much work into the Grauman's to be the symbol of the park...and then that silly "Earful Tower" ends up taking off with everyone.

July 9, 2020 at 2:17 AM

Was the expiration for Discover Tickets extended or is it still the end of September?

July 10, 2020 at 8:45 AM

Actually, the wizard hat used to be the symbol for DHS. Now it's TOT.

July 13, 2020 at 10:15 PM

There have long been rumors that legal issues are preventing Disney from using Grauman's as the DHS icon. ToT is Disney-designed, and thus, feasible.

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