Dining Plan Returning, Park Passes Ending, and more at Walt Disney World in 2024

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Updates and More for Walt Disney World in 2024

Disney released a lot of news for Walt Disney World coming in 2024! We now have a date for 2024 bookings, the Disney Dining Plan is returning, Park Pass Reservations are going away, and so much more! Take a look.

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Removing theme park reservation requirements for date-based tickets: Starting with park visits on Jan. 9, 2024, theme park reservations will no longer be required for date-based tickets. You heard that right! When getting your ticket, you will simply select a start date for Jan. 9, 2024 or later, complete your purchase and then you will be all set! For reference, date-based tickets are the standard ticket option we offer to guests. For other admission types, including non-dated tickets, theme park reservations may be required to help us continue managing attendance and delivering a great experience for everyone.

Introducing “good-to-go days” for Annual Passholders and cast members: In 2024, Disney plans to offer select days on which Annual Passholders and Disney cast members may visit Walt Disney World theme parks without needing a park reservation. Once introduced, Disney will roll out these good-to-go days on an ongoing basis. This will be in addition to the recent update which offers Passholders the opportunity to visit the theme parks after 2 p.m. without needing a park reservation, except on Saturdays and Sundays at Magic Kingdom Park. Good-to-go days may vary by park, and pass block out dates and capacity limitations continue to apply like they do today. Please stay tuned for more details on good-to-go days.

Bringing back the fan-favorite Disney dining plans: Time to eat! Disney dining plans will be coming back as an option for those staying at Disney Resort hotels who purchase a vacation package starting with stays beginning Jan. 9, 2024, which will also open for bookings on May 31. Disney knows its guests – and families in particular – have missed dining plans, which offer guests the convenience and peace of mind of pre-paying for their meals and snacks. Guests will be able to choose from two popular options: Packages that include either the Disney Quick Service Dining Plan or the Disney Dining Plan. Both plans will be a great value for families with young children with access to many spectacular food and beverage offerings across Walt Disney World.     

Continuing to provide extended park time to Disney Resort hotel guests: For those planning to stay at a Disney Resort hotel, Disney will continue to offer the popular early theme park entry for visits through 2024 – every day, across all four theme parks. This great benefit gives you a jump start on your day. For those staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villas, Disney will also be continuing to offer extended evening hours on select dates at select parks through 2024. Early theme park entry and extended evening hours require valid theme park admission and a Resort ID.     

Simplifying the Disney Genie+ experience: Disney has heard from guests that they would like ways to plan with Disney Genie+ service and individual Lightning Lane selections before the day of their park visit, and Disney is working on ways guests may do this for visits in 2024. The goal is to give you the opportunity to spend less time planning in the park and more time enjoying your visit with friends and family. Disney will share more information at a later date!

Booking 2024 Disney vacations: Guests wanting to visit Walt Disney World in 2024 can book their stay starting May 31, 2023! I’ve had many guests reach out to me wanting quotes and pricing for 2024 and now we know when we can book!

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