Walt Disney World is bringing back the ability to park hop starting Jan. 1, meaning that guests will be able to visit more than one park per day for the first time since the parks reopened this summer.
The option will be available to guests who purchase a ticket or annual pass with Park Hopper benefits. But the process will be slightly different than it was in pre-pandemic times. Guests still have to make a Disney Park Pass reservation for the first park they plan to visit, and they must enter that park first.
Then, starting at around 2 p.m., guests can visit another Disney park of their choice until its scheduled closing hours. Disney emphasized that the allowable entry time could change daily and is dependent on park-capacity limitations. The entry times will be updated on Disney's website and the My Disney Experience app.
A Disney Park Pass reservation is not necessary to visit a second park at this time, but that could change, Disney said.