Going to Walt Disney World in Florida or Disneyland in California without a park reservation sets the stage for disappointment. 

Both resorts began requiring park reservations during the pandemic. 

Here's everything to know about Disney theme park reservations and what to do when there's no availability.

Once Disney World guests purchase their tickets, they should immediately make a free park reservation 

The sooner park reservations are made, the better.

Guests can pick another park to go to that day.

Tickets are nonrefundable at both resorts. 

While neither resorts' tickets are transferable after partial use, Disney World