Disney World Park Pass Refill: Holidays 2020
We’re back with an update on Walt Disney World Park Pass availability for the end of November through mid-December 2020. This time, it’s good news as availability has been fully replenished for Annual Passholders, on-site resort guests, and regular ticket holders. We’ll take a look at the changes and offer additional strategy, including recommendations for improving your chances of success in riding Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. (That might seem random, but it’s absolutely relevant!)
We’ve been monitoring Disney Park Pass availability since the summer, and things have been looking much better the last couple of months. There have been some many “availability dumps” to Annual Passholders that we’ve lost track of them, and even in between the big ones (like today’s) there have been smaller reallocations and refills.
The downside to this is increased attendance, which has been primarily driven by Floridians and other Southerners who now are able to visit without booking a Disney Park Pass theme park reservation over a month in advance. Obviously, no one likes longer wait times and crowds, but I think most APs will take that when the alternative is not being able to visit. Anyway, here are today’s big updates…
As of this morning, all three buckets–theme park ticket holders, resort guests, and Annual Passholders–have been fully refilled for November 29 through December 19, 2020. Prior to this, it was slim pickins’ for those dates. (Basically, what the weeks before and after the refilled dates still look like.)
This not so coincidentally starts right after Thanksgiving crowds start heading home and ends before Christmas week crowds arrive. Historically, that has been a slow stretch at Walt Disney World, but special events (e.g. Pop Warner) have helped elevate crowds in more recent years. Obviously, such events have been cancelled for 2020.
In the past several months, such a Disney Park Pass refill has precipitated increases to park hours. Early to mid-December has not seen much in the way of extensions thus far; with a few exceptions, it’s mostly still just the boilerplate hours for those dates.
Over the course of the last week, Walt Disney World has also gotten more aggressive about increasing attraction capacity with more dividers (most recent high-profile additions are on Frozen Ever After and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway) and bringing back more dining options.
However, that wouldn’t explain the Park Pass refill occurring only from post-Thanksgiving to pre-Christmas. That’s why our bet is on more park hours for those specific dates coming soon.
Park hours are usually extended late on Friday or early on Saturday. We’ll be watching what changes and (hopefully!) have another big update for you this weekend, so stay tuned for that.
One of the more interesting trends that we’ve been watching unfold the last month or so is that some dates have had more availability for Annual Passholders than for theme park ticket holders or resort guests. This is the exact opposite of what was happening early on, when it was a sea of green for the the latter two buckets, and yellow or grey for APs.
For the Christmas season, this makes sense. Those holiday weeks are popular times for vacations, and those guests tend to book far in advance. They also don’t have the more stringent Park Pass allocation limits as Annual Passholders. In short, it’s totally logical for tourists to book far in advance and APs to book for nearer dates. Still somewhat odd to see given how things started.
A couple of recommendations here when it comes to making Disney Park Pass reservations. First, anyone taking a vacation to Walt Disney World in early to mid-December should start by booking at least a couple of days at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Consider doing so on all days when you’re planning on visiting Animal Kingdom or EPCOT, in addition to your dedicated DHS day.
This is our recommendation because it’s always easier to change from Disney’s Hollywood Studios to another park than vice-versa. By the time your travel dates arrive, it’s entirely conceivable that DHS will be fully booked for every day of your trip. Same goes for Magic Kingdom on some dates, whereas Animal Kingdom and EPCOT usually have same-day availability.
Accordingly, start by reserving multiple DHS days. This gives you more chances for success with the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance virtual queue. (See our newest Star Wars Rise of Resistance Ride Report that covers our experience with the modified process.)
With the new 7 am entry time, it’s now possible to attempt to score Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance boarding passes from outside the park before you start your day. If you’re unsuccessful, you can change your Disney Park Pass reservations day-of to EPCOT or Animal Kingdom.
Unsurprisingly, there’s a contingent of Walt Disney World fans who don’t like this recommendation, deriding it as exploiting a loophole, thinking it’ll lead to crowding and other unspecified problems, or is unfair to Annual Passholders.
My simple/blunt retort to that (as an Annual Passholder) is that this whole virtual queue system up until now has been biased towards APs. Many of us have done the attraction numerous times. We don’t get to complain when the scales tip away from us in favor of other guests. As for crowd/attendance issues, that’s exactly why the Disney Park Pass system exists; it’s a self-regulating system.
Beyond that, we really don’t expect many tourists to take advantage of this strategy. For one thing, people like to plan and changing their park choice day-of is a non-starter for most guests. Be it because of Advance Dining Reservations or itineraries that aren’t flexible, but it’s not a practical option for most.
If it turns out that we’re wrong and massive numbers of tourists are switching parks at the last minute each day thanks to this supposed loophole, Disney IT can simply prevent switching Park Pass reservations after attempting to join the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance virtual queue. If this is truly a problem that needs to be fixed, Walt Disney World will do it. This should go without saying, but it’s not our job as fans to police others’ behavior on behalf of the multi-billion dollar corporation.
For Annual Passholders, dates the next couple weeks in November are already filling up. There’s nothing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and even other parks are running out of Park Pass options on the weekends and Thanksgiving week. This isn’t just DHS, either. It’s every park–even EPCOT is out of availability this Saturday.
Nevertheless, if you’re a local Annual Passholder, we wouldn’t recommend booking reservations super far into the future unless you need Disney’s Hollywood Studios on a weekend, any park during peak holiday dates, or have another must-visit date. Upon quickly glancing at the calendar, you might disagree with us, thinking it’s “necessary” to book weekends far in advance given the shortage of near-term options.
This is because the bucket of reservations for Annual Passholders is regularly refilled for dates in the immediate or near future quite often; it’s just usually not as big of an inventory dump as this. Even for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there have been countless times when next day availability opens up at the last minute. If you use all of your Disney Park Pass reservation allotments on distant dates, you can’t scoop those up.
Ultimately, some Annual Passholders locking in their dates far in advance (and thus not competing for closer dates) benefits everyone else. So we are thankful for those individuals. However, if you’re reading this blog our goal is to offer advice to help you “beat” the masses, and this falls within that purview. Unless something changes dramatically (always a possibility in these uncertain, ever-changing times), the much better approach right now is making reservations for closer dates, having a strong refresh game, and checking the availability calendar—especially on Thursday evening and Friday morning.
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Have any luck scoring Disney Park Pass reservations with this new inventory dump between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2020? What’s your take on the best Park Pass strategy? Do you agree with our suggestions for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance or think that’s a loophole that shouldn’t be exploited? Do you agree or disagree with any of our other commentary? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!
While not directly on point with the Holiday 2020 Park Pass refill aspect of this article, I thought my (possible) new discovery was relevant to the overall allotment of Park Passes between the different “pools” or categories. Maybe this has been covered before as well, but I think it is certainly not clear from most of what Disney has put out, and one part of the site I would argue seems to contradict this (apparent) policy:
So, what appears to be happening is that if you are an Annual Passholder, regardless of whether you have a reservation at a Disney Resort, you only get access to the Annual Passholder “pool” of Park Pass availability. The “Disney Resort Guest” pool may only be for Resort guests who also have regular theme park tickets, NOT annual passes. That would make the only benefit of staying on-property for Passholders versus not staying on property to be the ability to book more than 3 days worth of Park Pass reservations.
As further information, I was trying to book a Park Pass reservation for October 1, 2021 (50th Anniversary). I have a DVC reservation linked to My Disney Experience and just renewed my Annual Pass (Gold pass as DVC member). The system would not let me book Magic Kingdom for 10/1 and stated it was unavailable that day (which is the case currently for Annual Passholders, according to the availability calendar, but there IS availability for Resort Guests and regular Theme Park Ticket Guests).
The above reasoning was explained to me by DVC Member Services when I questioned whether we were supposed to be able to book as Resort Guests when staying at DVC on points and having an annual pass. It was explained as above, and that the issue is not staying DVC, but having an annual pass. I called the Internet Help Desk, as recommended in the WDW chat I initiated. The Help Desk initially explained it the same, but then thought I should indeed be able to book as a Resort Guest, but was unable to do so, and they even escalated and got someone else to help, but to no avail. I was told that they believe it’s a glitch, and to call again next week.
However, this is potentially going to cause a lot of problems for people if this is not working and Cast Members are explaining the policy as outlined above. One of the pages on DisneyWorld.com could be interpreted to support such a policy. On the other hand, the FAQ page on how to interpret the Park Pass Availability page I would argue should be interpreted to the contrary:
“Q. I am staying at a Walt Disney World Resort area hotel and would like to make a theme park reservation. How do I know which Disney Park Pass availability category to check?
A. Disney Resort and other select hotel Guests can make park reservations for dates during their stay for the number of days that they have valid theme park tickets. Annual Passholders staying at select Disney Resort or other select hotels with valid theme park admission are eligible to make theme park reservations for each day of their Resort stay(s), in addition to holding up to 3 days of theme park reservations at a time on a rolling basis.
If you booked an upcoming stay at one of the following hotels, you can review theme park reservation availability for Disney Resort Guests: . . .”
It then goes on to list the usual hotels one would consider for on-property perks. It first addresses, in the same paragraph, resort guests with theme park tickets as being able to making Park reservations for the number of days for which they have a valid ticket, then specifying that Passholders can make reservations for the number of days for which they have a reservation, in addition to the other 3 days they can hold without having a resort reservation. The fact that it then, after having those two together, as essentially two variations of Resort Guests, goes on in a second paragraph to state that if you have such a reservation at one of the appropriate hotels, “you can review theme park reservation availability for Disney Resort Guests,” should mean that both count as “Disney Resort Guests.” It does not then specify that only the first group (guests with regular theme park tickets” would be considered “Disney Resort Guests,” while Annual Passholders with resort reservations only count as Passholders, it just states that reservations at those hotels count as Resort Guests.
Needless to say, if this is indeed the policy, or even what is being told to some as the policy in response to some people being unable to get Park Pass Reservations, I have to imagine there are going to be some angry people out there. Moreover, if that is indeed the policy, Disney has done a terrible job of properly explaining it.
Sorry for the long post, but this seemed like it should be brought to the Disney-sphere’s attention.
I noticed on a recent trip to Hollywood Studios that there was a glitch in using my iPhone 6S Plus to get connected with The Rise of the Resistance group. A cast member told me that there was a problem with all iPhone 6 phones. Does anyone know if that issue was addressed and fixed?
We are Gold FL Annual Passholders. The week of Thanksgiving is not blocked out. Is that different than a normal year? It seems like that week has normally been blocked out. The Christmas/New Year’s weeks are blocked, as normal
There are a lot of positives to our trip. We just finished 2 days at DHS, Epcot, AK & MK. We were able to queue for Rise of the Resistance both days (boarding group 7 day 1 and boarding group 44 day 2, on Monday & Tuesday respectively). Fun fact–the ride had technical difficulties both days by early afternoon and was unavailable for most of the 2pm queue, so if you don’t get the 7am switching parks might be your best value. Most of the afternoon boarding groups didn’t get to ride at all.
Mickey & Minnie’s fills up soooooo fast in the morning! It was actually a lot faster at night for us–we were able to ride it several times each day later in the day (it was my daughter’s favorite).
I will say that Hollywood Studios was the best park experience for us. Least crowded, best ride experiences, Frozen Ever After, the tasty arugula farro side salad at ABC commissary (under $4!) made this park our first choice. Whether that was due to the days of the week we attended or weather warnings (Eta warnings), I can’t say. But if you like Star Wars and want to queue Rise of the Resistance, book several days here and attempt for 7am. If you don’t get it, switching parks is smart. Even if you get the 2pm, the ride might not be functional. Good luck everyone!
Your comments contradicts everything that everyone has been saying for months.
Hollywood Studios is consistently the most crowded park. But hey, if it was empty or felt empty to you, more power to ya!
I hope it’s like that next month when we are there. We are praying to get on Rise of the Resistance.
Thank you, Tom! We had to reschedule our trip for the end of January. 🙁 Would you recommend booking two days at HS even if it means we would end up going to Epcot on Thursday or Friday if we score rotr on Wednesday? Was thinking Epcot Wednesday and Hollywood studios Friday. We are doing a split stay with A Crescent Lake resort for the second half of the trip.
We’re in a similar situation. We’re thinking EPCOT won’t be as bad on weekends as the past few months because Food & Wine will be over and done with.
Guest Services told me that table service restaurant attendance is capped at less than 30% of capacity. If true, spacing between seated tables should be more than 6 feet.
Has anyone recently been to restaurants like Narcoossee’s, California Grill, Topolino’s Terrace, Chef’s de France, Tony’s Town Square, etc.? If so, how well spaced are the tables and how safe did you feel? Did the restaurant staff and other patrons follow covid19 safety and health guidelines?
I mentioned Narcoosee’s below within the context of no outdoor seating, but I felt absolutely fine eating inside. Servers all wear masks and face shields, and capacity and table placement both follow protocols. Resorts especially are all way below capacity, and the table service restaurants follow suit. I will say that the resort dining options were way less crowded than restaurants at Disney Springs (I was amazed at how many people were dining at the Boathouse on a Wednesday night), so if you are looking for uncrowded indoor table service dining, stick to those. If you make your ADR early or late, even better.
We were there in mid-October with an early December return planned. While there we ate at BOG, The Wave, and Rose & Crown. I think at least half the tables were simply gone! Spacing in all cases was at least if not more than adequate. We felt VERY safe in the restaurants – all over WDW actually. Our one concern was Disney Springs – so we just stayed away. SO – with respect to the restaurants, I don’t think they could have done much better. The staff was great, and we had no issues with other diners. Everyone was well behaved.
We were there in August and ate at California Grill and Topolinos. Both seemed safe and were following the guidelines of spacing out guests and wait staff being masked. Before the virus, Topolinos already felt more spread out with tables spaced farther apart. So now it seems even more so and I felt the staff was more on top of things. And maybe this has more to do with our overall experiences, but I was not too impressed with California Grill. So if it’s deciding between the two, I would choose Topolinos hands down (like we are next week).
I was there at the beginning of October. We ate at California grill and felt very safe. Lots of space from other customers. At Tony’s, we asked to eat outside which was wonderful! This was our favorite this time around. Also did Mama Melrose and Jungle skipper inside. Those were fine too but I preferred being outside for sure. Scored an table at Nomads lounge deck in animal kingdom by waiting about 15 minutes before they opened. Loved it! Fun to have characters come by in boats and be outside to eat as well there. The best decision we made was to have groceries delivered (Thanks Tom!) with amazon fresh so that we had plenty of snacks and breakfast options in the room. Ate out once per day. I haven’t been out to eat since I left there and probably won’t for quite some time.
wondering month of Nov 2020 is it still a 25% capacity or has Disney World increased this for it s parks attendance….. anyone been there this pass week of the 12th
I very much enjoy reading your excellent blog… I am wondering if you’ve heard anymore about when new Annual passes will begin to be sold? I am waiting to sign a lease on a rental house in the Kissimmee/Celebration area whenever that happens.. Last I read the waterparks may open in March 2021. Would it be reasonable to assume this is when Annual passes will also be sold again? Many thanks!
I’m concerned about dining reservations at Disney Springs. If DS is at capacity will we still be able to keep our dinner reservations? We are staying at a DS hotel and use the pedestrian Bridge to enter. Thanks
I think the multiple HS reservations is a good option (and one we are currently taking advantage of). A few things too that might help:
-You could book your later park day at HS but book your dining at Epcot. If on your first HS day you get a boarding group, you can switch your park res to Epcot. (That doesn’t help people wanting to switch day-of but would help if you luck out on your first day).
-I am finding a lot of fluctuation in dining availability day of and day before. I think there are just a lot of cancellations right now. So you might luck out with day before or day of ADR’s if your plans change.
-We had two days booked at HS, lucked out with a boarding pass our first day, but decided to return for a second (half) day. Even though we had nearly a full day at HS the waits are just pretty bad and we didn’t get to everything. (It is definitely doable in a day if you arrive before rope drop and stay till close and are efficient but with jet lagged kids this trip that just wasn’t happening for us). There are also a ton of good dining options if you are willing to dine indoors – holiday dine, sci fi, brown derby, 50’s prime time, and the Galaxy’s Edge spots. So we decided to skip Epcot and have a half day swim / HS. YMMV on that and largely depends on whether you’re a Star Wars fan (we are), and I cannot believe I’m recommending two (partial) HS days but with kids it’s a better option for us than Epcot and we were able to easily see everything at Animal Kingdom in one day. (Haven’t done Magic Kingdom so we will see if we regret not using that for our fourth day.)
I just got off the phone with IT.
Due to work restrictions had to make some last minute switches and now going with my wife from Christmas eve to New Years eve. UGh!
Point is here’s some info for everyone. During the last two weeks of Dec there is no availability for HS but there is for AP’s . If you are an AP but have a resort res you can get HS BUT you will need to get Disney’s help to schedule it for you.
Currently, if you’re staying at a resort and have regular tickets you’re out of luck.
Tom, has Disney ever given a resort discount during the week between Christmas and New Years?
For what it’s worth, I was able to add my son to a trip in early December and get him a park pass for HS on a day when there looked like there was no availability. I had figured there would be additional availability added ( like today) so I wasn’t too worried. I have annual pass and this is a resort stay. I added him to the resort reservation and bought him 4 day park pass last week.
For what it’s worth, I was able to add my son to a trip in early December and get him a park pass for HS on a day when there looked like there was no availability. I had figured there would be additional availability added ( like today) so I wasn’t too worried. I have annual pass and this is a resort stay. I added him to the resort reservation and bought him 4 day park pass.
This isn’t really information for anyone here other than those who may be planning a trip to WDW over the next six months or so (most likely not many), but table service options can be very limited depending on where you are staying, if you don’t plan on dining indoors. Of course you can always order your food as takeaway from table service restaurants and eat outside, but that kind of defeats the purpose of ordering from some pricier restaurants in the first place. As an example, based on our stay last week…Beach Club Villas: Ale & Compass (no outdoor seating), Beaches & Cream (limited outdoor tables). Grand Floridian Villas: Narcoosee’s (no outdoor seating), Grand Floridian Cafe (very limited number of outdoor tables. Polynesian Villas: Kona Cafe (no outdoor seating – kind of a ‘duh!’ given it’s location). Obviously this is just a small sample from a vast WDW, and a tiny list of resort table service restaurants only. Counter Service abounds everywhere, with limited menus just like the restaurants. One recommendation with good food and a great outdoor patio (that’s permanent, and not with tables hastily plopped down in tight quarters): Olivia’s Cafe at Old Key West Resort.
Thank you 006, this info is very helpful. We have a trip over Thanksgiving week and will only eat outdoors via mobile order or takeaway. Since seating can usually be an issue even pre Covid, I have no idea how this will work, let alone how to figure out ahead of time about takeaway. How did you like mobile order, how early would you put in your order to then later select that you are ready (if that makes sense)?
@Christina – for mobile ordering, MDE will give you a pickup time when you select your restaurant to purchase food from. You can also tell the app to make your meal now if you are ready. As far as seating outside, you can sit pretty much anywhere at a resort if you don’t mind a bench. Gasparilla Island Grill at the Grand Floridian has plenty of tables right outside, while the Markets at Beach / Yacht Clubs mainly force you to sit at the tables at Stormalong Bay if you want outdoor seating. The only place we had issues with seating was of course at Hollywood Studios and ABC Commissary during lunch. The tables fill up fast outside.
We also will not eat outside, had a bit of trouble being here this past week as it rained everyday for a good portion of the day and many restaurants (like Tony’s Town Square) that normally have outdoor seating were not seating outside even though it’s covered. They cancelled my reservation without charging me but it was still a bummer to not have a sit down restaurant in MK that we could eat at. So for others who feel as we do I would just caution to be flexible with plans. We had much better luck in Disney Springs, eating outside at both Jaleo and STK. We did the table service to-go from Ale and Compass one night and decided to just eat it in our room – the food was quite good but the room set up is not great for dining lol.
I have park reservations for HS for two days while on my seven day vacation in September. I will switch one day for Animal Kingdom and change my choice for Epcot if they have park hopping by then. That leaves a lot of balls in the air for last minute, and it’s a little scary. But I do want to say how disappointed I will be if I don’t get to ride the rise of the resistance. I will have to wait another whole year or maybe longer.
As they increase park pass availability I hope they figure out more dining options. There is plenty of dining availability at Epcot, but without park hopping that isn’t any help. We are struggling to find dining near our resort without having to drive…something we prefer not to do. My main hope is that there will at least be take out availability.
I wonder if more availability for APs is because of a lot of Gold, Silver or Weekday passes? They are pretty much blocked out for the holidays and the last few weeks of Dec. With them being cheaper than the Platinum and Platinum Plus and available to Florida residents (DVC can also purchase the Gold Pass), it means a lot of people are blocked from entering.
Tom………..As a tourist (we go once a year on average), I agree with your assessment of the park pass switching……..We will be there April 16-25th and we will not be switching parks due to dining reservations and the ability to see all of the parks………..If we have an allocated day for HS and don’t get a BG and try and do it again the next day, that just means we would miss our Epcot, MK or AK day and that’s not something we are interested in…….While it would be a disappointment to not ride ROTR, it would be a bigger disappointment to not go to the other parks………….BUT, I am also anticipating that Park pass will no longer be needed by then and Park Hopper as well as FP+ will return by that time……I am willing to bet on that
I think your sentiment about sums up how most tourists feel. It’s simply a non-starter due to ADRs and other plans.
However, the new process will help those with greater flexibility–and also should alleviate rope drop crowds and transportation woes, so there are those benefits, too.
I’m willing to bet you’ll lose that bet.
I am willing to bet you are mostly wrong about your bet, I am offer the following odds: FP+ gone by April? Odds 10 to 1 against. Park Hopper 7 to 1 against. Park Pass reservations 5 to 1 against.
Starting to feel really good about our travel dates of Nov 30 – December 7th. With added capacity to Rise of the Resistance and Runaway Railway, along with the new system for reserving the virtual queue, it is much more likely we will be able to enjoy those attractions for the first time. The Christmas Decoration certainly appear to be satisfyingly “robust” and much of what you might see during a MVMCP event is now visible around magic kingdom during the day. We’ve never been to animal kingdom during the holidays or viewed the tree of life awakenings, so that will also be special for us. With a six day ticket, we are considering doubling up on Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom and leaving only one day for Epcot and Animal Kingdom. Between Galaxy’s Edge, Runaway Railway, the skyliner, Gran Destino Tower, and the Riviera there will be plenty of “new” to enjoy since our last trip in April of 2019.
Totally agree–you should have a great trip!
My one recommendation (given everything you’ve said) would be to schedule Animal Kingdom for one of its 8a-6p days if you haven’t already.
Right there with you…getting cautiously excited. Maybe we will unknowingly cross paths that week. Hope you have a great trip!
Do you think they will extend their hours for the week of Thanksgiving?
Personally, I wouldn’t expect any changes as they’ve already extended that week. If anything, you may get another hour at DHS or Magic Kingdom. EPCOT and Animal Kingdom seem unlikely–those hours are already fairly long.
I am hopeful that lessons learned about the virus and operations since the opening continue to pave the way for operations to be more effective and efficient.
I’m a big fan of adding dividers and getting more people in ride vehicles. In a moving/open vehicle with mask compliance + relatively short duration experiences I think the risk is pretty low.
Hopefully things will be good/lines not too long with the replenishment. We haven’t cancelled yet and are less than a month out…
“In a moving/open vehicle with mask compliance + relatively short duration experiences I think the risk is pretty low.”
100% agree. Even without dividers, I’d much rather sit a row behind someone on a moving roller coaster for a few minutes than 6′ away inside a restaurant for an hour.
I was very grateful for the dividers. We saw lots of people on attractions who pulled their masks down the moment a ride vehicle pulled away from where cast members were. This was also the case waiting in lines where there wasn’t a CM around all the time. I can’t say I’m surprised by people but I was certainly disappointed. Especially those who were rude to the CMs – we saw more than once a CM tell someone to put their mask back up while walking by only for that person to ignore them and keep walking. So the dividers certainly made me feel a bit better.