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2022 DISNEY PARKS VACATION PLANNING

Before booking any non-essential travel, please consult the rules for your home country and destination.  For Canadians, you can consult the Global Affairs website

For those planning 2022 Disney Parks vacations, here are a few things to keep in mind:

INTERNATIONAL PARKS

Disneyland Paris (DLP)

There is reduced capacity and some resort hotels are not currently operating.  Enhanced health measures are in effect and recently, entertainment offerings were greatly reduced or cancelled.  

Entry into the park is being controlled through a reservation system.

At the current time, guests to Disneyland Paris are required to comply with the  "Health Pass" system introduced in France.

Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL)

To keep up-to-date, visit:

 https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com/.

Shanghai Disneyland (SHDR)

To keep up-to-date, visit:

 https://www.shanghaidisneyresort.com/en

Tokyo Disneyland Resort (TDL)

Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Sea, and Ikspiari, and resort hotels are open.

Enhanced health measures are in effect.  Character meetings are currently operating on a reservation system, although some entertainment offerings were greatly reduced or cancelled.  Disney Light the Night fireworks and Nightfall Glow parade are also operating (weather permitting).

Entry into the park is being controlled through fixed date tickets and a lottery system for annual passholders.

UNITED STATES RESORTS

At the current time, the US border remains closed for non-essential travel to Canadians.  Check requirements in your home country prior to booking a vacation at a US-based Disney resort. 

As of July 30, 2021, guests are required to wear masks indoors in all US-based parks.

In fall 2021, a new add-on to the Disneyland app and MyDisney Experience app will launch called Disney Genie.  This new app has a free version and a paid version (the paid version allows for Lightning Lane, or the new FastPass replacement service).  This new app will change how you use the current app versions and book attraction and dining options.

Disneyland Resort - Anaheim, CA

The Downtown Disney district and theme parks are currently open using a park reservation system.

Parades, fireworks, and entertainment have made a return to both theme parks.

As of July 30, 2021, guests are required to wear masks indoors.

Annual Passports have been replaced at Disneyland with new Magic Keys.  

For more information on park requirements and modifications, visit https://disneyland.disney.go.com/experience-updates/.

Walt Disney World Resort - Orlando, FL

Visit DisneyWorld.com/Updates​ for more information on park requirements and experience modifications.

Theme Parks Are All Open

All theme parks are currently open and guests may visit with a valid park reservation.  

There are no FastPass reservations.

A modified park hopping process is in effect with transportation between parks available.

All character spots and parades are not currently running.  Parades and character meetings have been replaced with cavalcades through each park at random times during the park hours.  Extra magic hours are scheduled to resume in a new modified form as of October 1, 2021, and add-on evening parties are operating on a modified basis.  

Disney Springs and Boardwalk Area Are Open 

Disney Springs and the Boardwalk area are both open. ​

Disney Transportation

Disney Transportation is running  servicing all theme parks, Disney Springs, and resort hotels, with the exception Polynesian monorail resort line station (under renovation). 

Disney's Magical Express is no longer available in 2022.  Guests can choose from a variety of options such as car rental, taxi, limo, and ride share, with a new Mears shuttle service called Mears Connect starting in January 2022.

Resort Hotels

All resort hotels are scheduled to open by December 2021, with the exception of the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser opening in 2022.


Disney resort guests will no longer receive complimentary Magic Bands, and extra magic hours have been replaced with an early entry of 30 minutes to all four theme parks each day.. 

It’s also important to note that entry into an open theme park is not guaranteed if you stay on property and you’ll be subject to the same reservation system.

The Disney Dining Plan is scheduled to return, although no date for its return has been provided.

Pin Trading

Trading with Cast Members has been temporarily paused during COVID-19.  Pin Boards are still available at select locations in Disney Parks, Disney Resorts, and Disney Shopping Districts.  For some general guidelines, visit our Disney Pin Trading During COVID-19 page.