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Thanksgiving Reservations Are Filling Up

If you plan to visit Walt Disney World for Thanksgiving this year and have not finalized your plans, you’d better make them sooner rather than later. Disney Park Pass Reservations are filling up quickly.

We will start with Thanksgiving Day; November 25. According to the Disney Park Pass Availability Calendar, The only two Theme Parks with openings that day are Disney’s Animal Kingdom and EPCOT. This is for the Theme Park Tickets and Select Resort Hotels categories.

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If you are an Annual Passholder, the Magic Kingdom is full on Thanksgiving Day. There are still openings for the other three Theme Parks, depending on the type of pass you have.

There are even fewer openings for the day before Thanksgiving for both the Theme Park Tickets and the Select Resort Hotels categories. The only Park with open reservations is EPCOT.

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Annual Passholders have three choices on November 24. The only Park that does not have Disney Park Pass Availability that day is Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Just like Thanksgiving Day, Friday, November 26 has openings in two parks for Theme Park Tickets and Select Resort Hotels Guests. Reservations are still available for only EPCOT and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. November 26 is the first day of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays.

If you’re an Annual Passholder, you’ll need to find something else to do the day after Thanksgiving. All Disney Park Pass Reservations are gone for all four Theme Parks, although some might pop up if another Passholder cancels.

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All information is as accurate as possible as of 3:00 p.m. Eastern on November 14.

Park Hopping could be an option, but before you Park Hop, you should call the Park Hopping Hotline at 407-560-5000. If a Park is full, the information might also be sent as a notification on the My Disney Experience App, but don’t count on that.

Thanksgiving is one of the most popular days of the year at Walt Disney World, so if you go expect it to be crowded, and pack your patience. Remember that Disney Springs also has a capacity limit.

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One final reminder. Be nice to the Cast Members, who are giving up a holiday with their families to make magic for you.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.