5 Walt Disney World Updates To Make Your Visit Easier

Today, Disney made a handful of announcements that are all geared toward making your next visit to Walt Disney World easier. If you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World, it’s important to know the latest updates that have been made, which range from updated dining experiences and changes to Genie+.

Here are five of the most recent changes at Walt Disney World that could help make your next vacation even more magical!

Disney Dining Plans Returning

Disney Dining Plans Returning To Walt Disney World In 2024

Disney Dining Plans are returning to Walt Disney World in 2024! Guests will be able to pre-purchase meal and snack credits that can be used at select restaurants throughout the park. This is a great way to save time and money, so you can enjoy your vacation without worrying about handling cash or waiting in line for food.

Early Park Entry & Extended Evening Hours

Early Park Entry & Extended Evening Hours For Deluxe Resort Guests Continuing Through 2024

Disney has also announced plans to continue the early park entry and extended evening hours for Deluxe Resort Guests through 2024. This provides Disney Resort hotel guest extra time in the morning before the park is open, but also affords guest staying at Deluxe Disney Resorts additional evening hours and an additional chance to join the virtual queues for Disney’s newest attractions.

Genie Plus

Disney Announces Plans To Allow For Advanced Planning With Genie+

To make planning easier, and address feedback from park guests using Genie +, Disney has announce modifications coming to Genie+ & Lightning Lane selections coming sometime in 2024. These changes will allow guests to purchase Genie+, and make their Lightning Lane selections prior to the day they will be visiting the parks.

Annual Passholders Can Skip Park Reservations

Annual Passholders Can Skip Park Reservations For Select Dates In 2024

Disney has also announced that Annual Passholders will be able to skip making park reservations for select dates in 2024. This will be in addition to the recent update that allows annual passholders to skip reservations after 2 p.m., except on Saturdays and Sundays at Magic Kingdom. This is a great way for Passholders to plan more spontaneous visits by not having to reserve a spot ahead of time.

Walt Disney World To Remove Reservation Requirements For Date-Based Tickets In 2024

Walt Disney World To Remove Reservation Requirements For Date-Based Tickets In 2024

Finally, Disney has announced that they will be removing reservation requirements for date-based tickets in 2024. This means guests no longer have to worry about making reservations before visiting the park and can just show up with their ticket on the day of their visit!

These five updates are all geared towards helping make your Walt Disney World experience better and easier. With these updates, you can plan your trip with ease and have the most magical vacation possible! So be sure to keep an eye on the DVC Shop Blog for all the latest Walt Disney World news and updates as they come in. You won’t want to miss any of these important announcements!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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