Disney World annual passholders snatch up reservations for reopening day

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - OCTOBER 01: Walt Disney World Resort marked its 45th anniversary on October 1, 2016 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Jacqueline Nell/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)

Walt Disney World fans bombarded the new reservation system on Friday to make sure they have access to the theme parks when they reopen in mid-July.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, by 6:30 a.m., all of the reservations were filled for the opening day for Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom on July 11. 

By 8 a.m, all reservations were gone for the first four days of the reopening and for the following weekend, July 18 and 19.

"Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios begin their reopening phases July 15. By 8:20 a.m, slots for July 15 were all taken," the Orlando Sentinel reported.

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Walt Disney World announced that guests would have to make a reservation in advance in order to be admitted to the parks in an effort to control capacity and social distancing. The first round of reservations were allowed on Monday for Disney Resort and other select hotel guests. 

Other existing ticket holders can start booking on Sunday, June 28.

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Disney theme parks will open beginning July 11 for Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15.