Disney World’s Park Pass Reservation System will soon be a little more lenient for Annual Passholders. Coming in the next few months, WDW APs will be able to visit all four Disney World theme parks after 2 pm without needing to make a Park Pass Reservation first.

Now, before you fully celebrate being able to purchase a Dole Whip and go on Space Mountain with a bit more spontaneity, there is one big exception. This will not apply to weekends at Magic Kingdom. So Annual Passholders will still need reservations to visit Magic Kingdom on Saturdays and Sundays.

So to recap, once this change is in place, Annual Passholders do not need a reservation to enter the parks at the following times:

  • Magic Kingdom: after 2 pm Mondays-Fridays
  • EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom: after 2 pm all days

As part of this announcement, Passholders will also get “ access to Disney PhotoPass lenses and one complimentary Cinderella Castle Mural of Memories experience.”

Here’s Disney’s official announcement:

Walt Disney World Annual Passholders: Park reservation requirements will be relaxed for visits after 2 p.m.*

Beginning in the next few months, Walt Disney World Annual Passholders will be able to visit the theme parks after 2 p.m. without needing a park reservation, except on Saturdays and Sundays at Magic Kingdom Park. Pass blockout dates will continue to apply like they do today. 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. Passholders will also receive access to Disney PhotoPass lenses and one complimentary Cinderella Castle Mural of Memories experience (age restrictions apply). Visit Cinderella Castle Mural of Memories and Disney PhotoPass Lenses for details, restrictions and other information.*

We’ll share a start date with Passholders soon for when these offerings will become available, as well as information about a new offering that is planned where you can create and share short Disney-themed video slideshows with favorite photos from your theme park visits.

Stay tuned to Guide2WDW for any updates on when this policy will be put in place.