Disney World Adds Bonus Reservation Slots for the Holiday Season

Eligible Guests at the Walt Disney World Resort can take advantage of a “holiday bonus reservation” for a limited time this Christmas season!

The holidays at Walt Disney World are one of the most magical times of the year, but that also makes them one of the greatest periods of demand for Theme Park reservations. Indeed, acquiring general admission or an Annual Pass is only half the battle now, and same-day reservations for each Disney Park, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, are all going fast!

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Luckily, Disney has announced additional reservation dates from December 12 through December 23 so even more Guests have the chance to discover holiday magic all over the Walt Disney World Resort! For example, Guests can view exclusive holiday entertainment at the Magic Kingdom for a limited time, interact with Animal Kingdom’s Merry Menagerie, or enjoy EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional.

What’s more, these holiday bonus reservations do not count towards the existing reservation holds generally placed on each pass type, so they’re a true holiday gift from Disney Parks! However, they are subject to availability so act now to reserve yours.


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Moreover, reservation availability does vary based on the type of Annual Pass a Guest has. Specifically, only the Incredi-Pass tier has open access to the entire bonus reservation period (December 23-31, 2022).

The Sorcerer Pass has blackout dates from December 17 – December 31, while the Pirate Pass and Pixie Dust Pass face blacked-out dates from December 16 – January 1, with Pixie Dust Pass accruing additional blackouts every weekend. As always, Disney Passholders still require a same-day theme Park reservation along with a valid Annual Pass.

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Bonus Reservation availability for the Sorcerer’s Pass tier. / Credit: My Disney Experience App

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Click here for more information. Will you be using your bonus reservations to enjoy some holiday magic at the Walt Disney World Resort?

About Spencer Beck

Spencer is a lifelong lover of theme parks, princesses, and Disney history that recently relocated to Northern California. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, where she was the founder and first president of the campus Disney Club. A former Cast Member still mourning the loss of the Disney Store, she now haunts the halls of the Walt Disney Family Museum, and shares her opinions with anyone who will listen @pinknpurble everywhere.