ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Walt Disney World will resume selling park tickets and accepting hotel reservations for 2020 on Thursday, the resort has announced.

What You Need To Know

  • Disney World to resume ticket sales, hotel bookings

  • Sales were temporarily paused in preparation for reopening

  • Disney World is using a new theme park reservation system

Disney paused sales and bookings to help existing ticket holders and passholders plan visits with the new park reservation system that’s being used for phased reopening.

Tickets and hotel bookings may be released at different times throughout the day on Thursday, Disney said in a blog post. Virtual waiting rooms will be used to manage the high volume of people trying to plan their visits.

Those who purchase park tickets will need to use the Disney Park Pass system to make a park reservation for a specific park on a specific day. Disney World has an availability calendar on its website to help with planning.

Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be the first Disney World parks to open on July 11. Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot will follow on July 15.

Disney World will be implementing new safety measures at its park, including reduced capacity. The new park reservation system is way Disney will manage attendance.

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