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Disney's Art Rendering of "Disney Enchantment" (Credit: Disney)

Walt Disney World Refills 50th Anniversary Park Passes for Select Guests

If you’ve been wanting to visit Walt Disney World for their 50th Anniversary but haven’t been able to snag a Theme Park Reservation – now may be the time! “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” kicks off on October 1, 2021, with new experiences such as Magic Kingdom’s new nighttime spectacular, “Disney Enchantment“, EPCOT’s “Harmonious” and new ride, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and the Disney Fab 50 character collection spread throughout the Parks. And currently, Disney is inviting more Disney Guests to join the fun on October 1!

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Previously, all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks were at capacity for October 1. Even though the 50th Anniversary celebration is scheduled to last for a full 18-months, Disney fans still want to be part of the action on the day Walt Disney World turns 50. Theme Park Reservations which are needed to enter a Theme Park on the day you would like to visit, are currently open on October 1 for select Disney Guests.

EPCOT’s Harmonious (Credit: Disney)

The Park Pass reservation system breaks Disney Guests down into three ticket tiers including Guests with standard “Theme Park Tickets”, Guests with tickets staying at “Select Resort Hotel”, and Guest with “Annual Passes”. As shown in the screenshots below, both Theme Park Tickets and Select Resort Hotel Guests will find all four parks are currently wide open for reservations on the 50th Anniversary, October 1.

The only category of ticket-holders left out from the refill of October 1 Disney Park passes are Guests with an Annual Pass. You’ll see in the screenshot below that October 1 remains unavailable for all parks for the Annual Passes ticket tier. Magic Kingdom and EPOT are unavailable on October 2 while Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios remain open. On October 3, Magic Kingdom is unavailable for Annual Passholders but EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios remain available.

Are you planning to visit Disney on October 1 for the kick-off of Disney World’s 50th Anniversary? Hopefully, you’ll be able to get a Park Pass Reservation if you don’t already have one! We aren’t sure why Disney has recently refilled these Park Passes for October 1. With the rise of COVID 19 cases in Central Florida, we’re seeing wait times dwindle in the Disney Parks. We suspect the 50th Anniversary will still be a popular day to be in the Park, but maybe Disney is seeing more cancelations on their Resort Guest side of things than anticipated, allowing them to refill Park Reservations. We’ll keep you posted as the 50th Anniversary draws near! In the meantime, snag that Disney 50th Anniversary Park Pass while you still can.

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and runDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. There isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 18 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family, we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.