Disney makes five big announcements for guests visiting Walt Disney World in 2024

May 08, 2023 in "MyMagic+"

Posted: Monday May 8, 2023 5:00pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney announced several major changes coming to Walt Disney World in 2024, just ahead of opening bookings for next year on May 31, 2023.

Here is a summary of everything you need to know. Follow the links to find out more.

No more theme park reservations for most guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort in 2024

Starting with park visits on Jan. 9, 2024, theme park reservations will no longer be required for date-based tickets at Walt Disney World.

Annual Passholders and Cast Members will not need a theme park reservation

While theme park reservations will continue to be required for select admission types, in 2024, Disney plans to offer select days on which Annual Passholders and Cast Members may visit Walt Disney World theme parks without needing a park reservation. 'Good-to-go days' may vary by park, and Pass block out dates and capacity limitations continue to apply like they do today.

Disney dining plans are coming back to Walt Disney World

Guests who purchase a vacation package starting with stays beginning Jan. 9, 2024, will have the option to add the Disney Quick Service Dining Plan or the Disney Dining Plan.

Early Entry and Extended Evening Hours to continue for Disney Resort hotel Guests

Early theme park entry (for all Disney Resort hotel Guests) and extended evening hours (for Guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels and Disney Deluxe Villas will continue through 2024. 

A more flexible Disney Genie+ service

Disney is working on ways to help Guests plan with Disney Genie+ service and individual Lightning Lane selections before their visit.

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