3 Big Changes Coming To Disney World: Free Parking, Genie+, And After 2 PM Visits

Disney World Partners Statue

Many exciting changes are coming to The Walt Disney World Resort, and they’re just around the corner! Some of these announcements bring back the old, and some start something new, and either way, it’s time to get excited over these magical updates!

1. Overnight self-parking will be complimentary for guests staying at Disney Resort Hotels.

In 2018 Walt Disney World originally made the change to start charging their hotel guests for overnight parking. Starting today, January 10, 2023, that has come to a halt immediately. That’s right! Parking is free again when you stay at a Walt Disney World Resort! Hotel guests can also park at any of the Disney World theme parks and water parks complimentary. This effort was made to help reduce the cost of Disney vacations.

Disney parking for DVC members
Disney parking for DVC members. Photo: Disney.

2. Disney World Passholders will soon be able to visit theme parks after 2 PM without a reservation.

Are you an annual passholder that misses having spontaneous trips to the parks? In the next few months, annual passholders will be allowed to visit any of the four Walt Disney World parks without a reservation after 2 PM. This change will not be made to Saturdays and Sundays or dates that your annual pass is already blocked out. Make sure to keep your eye out for an announcement date. We will share it on our website and Instagram as soon as it’s public knowledge.

New Disney World Annual Passes
There are many perks to being an annual passholder!

3. Attraction photo downloads will soon be included with Disney Genie+ service.

The last announcement will excite those who love using Genie+ or plan to use it on their next vacation. Instead of only booking attractions, you can now get downloads of all your attraction photos! You’ll be able to access your digital downloads on My Disney Experience from attractions like Space Moutain, Expedition Everest, and so much more. This update allows you to keep some memories from parts of your favorite vacation experiences and no extra cost!

Haunted Mansion ride photo
The Haunted Mansion ride photo launched on April 13, 2019. Photo: Disney.

Other News

With these updates and many more, like the opening of Tron Lightcycle Run and the return of Happily Ever After Fireworks, now is the time to plan a vacation to Walt Disney World! Check out our site for discounted rooms on Walt Disney World Property!

Disney World Tron
Disney World Tron

Which Disney World news are most excited about? Let us know in the comments!

Written by

Bobby Asen

Contributing Writer

Bobby has a strong passion for Walt Disney’s stories and the Disney Parks. From taking vacations to the parks, to being an Annual Passholder, to working as a cast member for seven years at Magic Kingdom, his passion for Disney continues to grow. After visiting every Disney Park in the world, Bobby knew he wanted to share his experiences and his love for Disney in his writing.

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