Today we’re thrilled to share some more exciting news just in time for the launch of 2024 bookings for theme park tickets, Disney Resort hotel stays and packages at Walt Disney World on May 31.

These updates will make planning a Walt Disney World visit easier, so guests can simply enjoy all these incredible vacations have to offer and make more special memories:

Theme park reservation requirements for date-based tickets will be discontinued.

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 a ticket, simply select a start date for Jan. 9, 2024 or later, complete the purchase and you will be all set!

Introducing ‘good-to-go days’ for Annual Passholders

In 2024, select days on which our Annual Passholders* may visit Walt Disney World theme parks without needing a park reservation. Once introduced, these “good-to-go” days will roll out 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. 

Fan-favorite Disney dining plans will make their return

Disney dining plans will be coming back as an option for those staying at Disney Resort hotels who purchase a vacation package with us starting with stays beginning Jan. 9, 2024, which will also open for bookings on May 31. These dining plans are a great added convenience for families and peace of mind. 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 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, early theme park entry will continue for visits through 2024. This great benefit gives Guests a jump start on their day. For those staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villas, extended evening hours on select dates at select parks will continue through 2024. Early theme park entry and extended evening hours require valid theme park admission and a Resort ID.

Simplifying the Disney Genie+ experience

Guests have voiced that they would like ways to plan with Disney Genie+ service and individual lightning lane selections before the day of their park visit, and while we don’t have specifics on these changes just yet, they will be coming in 2024. We are excited for families to have the opportunity to spend less time planning in the park and more time enjoying their visit with friends and family.

Interested in a Walt Disney World vacation in 2024? Reach to us here and get that vacation conversation started today!

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