Walt Disney World saw massive numbers of reservations Monday when the new online system opened up to select fans, The Tampa Bay Times reports.

What’s going on?

  • Those buying tickets said there were some days already sold out.
  • Disney opened the system for people who had hotel reservations for Walt Disney World.
  • Annual passholders will get access on Friday. General public will receive access on Sunday.
  • The new online reservation system — meant to monitor and control the amount of guests allowed into the park upon reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic — saw a number of glitches during the early days, according to The Tampa Bay Times.
  • The opening days for Disney’s Hollywood Studios are sold out.
  • The Tampa Bay Times reported: “Many people on social media reported problems, with long wait times and trouble getting through to the reservation page. By midday, many were reporting there was limited availability or that they were getting a message saying reservations were full for the rest of 2020.”
  • This was likely a glitch though, Len Testa, president of travel website Touring Plans, told The Tampa Bay Times.
  • It’s unclear how this will impact people booking later this week.

Fans report issues

Per Spectrum News 13 in Orlando, users who tried to book with a screen that showed the Cinderella Castle with the words “Just a moment.” Blank screens appeared with error messages as well.

Social media weighed in with thoughts.

A look ahead

  • Disney World will reopen the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on July 11. Epcot and Hollywood Studios would reopen on July 15.