Disney changes Florida Park Pass Reservation requirement

Previously announced, now confirmed. Starting April 18, Walt Disney World Passholders will no longer need a Park Pass Reservation to visit any Disney Florida theme park after 2 p.m. (with a small exclusion for Magic Kingdom).

Beginning April 18, Walt Disney World Annual Passholders will be able to visit the theme parks after 2 p.m. without needing a park pass reservation. The only exception is on Saturdays and Sundays at Magic Kingdom Park. Pass blockout dates will continue to apply like they do now. Disney stated, “while the theme park reservation system remains important to manage attendance in our parks, especially on busier days, we realize our Passholders enjoy more spontaneous visits – and this change will make that possible.”

Starting March 20, Passholders will also receive access to Disney PhotoPass lenses and one complimentary Cinderella Castle Mural of Memories experience. You can visit Cinderella Castle Mural of Memories and Disney PhotoPass Lenses for details, restrictions, and other information.

For anyone who visits Walt Disney World, starting March 20, a purchase of Genie+ will now include ride photos from that day’s visit as well. There is no additional charge on top of Genie+ for this offer. We recently spoke on how these attraction photos would be included, and how you could maximize your money with Disney’s “Capture Your Moment.“

Passholders will also receive, starting March 20, access to create and share short Disney-themed video slideshows with favorite photos from theme park visits.