Though Walt Disney World hasn't quite reopened all the way yet, early previews for Cast Members and annual passholders have been going on all week, and so far, the news has been fairly positive, with the vast majority of guests adhering to mask rules, staying socially distant. and acting responsible. However, as we get closer to Walt Disney World's big reopening for all guests this weekend, there are some last-minute changes that Disney is making right now that you might want to know about!
1. Annual Passholder resort glitch fixed and new "rolling" reservation system implemented
One of the big issues that annual passholders found initially with the the Disney Park Pass reservation system was that it limited all annual passholders to three reservations each, regardless of any hotel stays. So if an annual passholder had a 7-day resort stay booked, they could only make three Disney Parks Pass reservations. However, this issue has been fixed and annual passholders staying at select Disney Resort or other select hotels with valid theme park admission are now able to make theme park reservations for each day of their stay.
In addition, all Annual Passholders are now eligible to make "rolling: theme park reservations for up to 3 days at a time, which means once a passholder uses a theme park reservation, they can make another reservation for a future date, potentially giving these guests a way to use their pass to the fullest extent and visit the theme parks every day, as long as they can find a park that doesn't have its reservations sold out.
2. VIP Tours return next month
Though most ticket add-ons and upgrades are not available for purchase, big spenders visiting Walt Disney World will be happy to know that Disney is now accepting reservations for VIP tours, which will resume on August 16th. And though regular guests are not able to move from park to park, guests who book these special tours (which are private and led by a special tour guide Cast Member) will be able to book itineraries that include experiences at multiple parks including the "Ultimate Day of Thrills", which includes experiences at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios.