By: Melissa Lockhart, owner of If You Can Dream It Travel
Walt Disney World has announced many updates that will make a 2024 trip more magical! Read on to find out why you should visit in 2024 and how these announcements will enhance your experience.
1. Removing theme park reservation requirements for date-based tickets
Beginning on January 9, 2024, theme park tickets will no longer be required for date-based tickets.
2. Annual Passholders and Cast Members will have "Good-to-go Days"
While theme park reservations will continue to be required for select admission types, in 2024, there will be select days on which Annual Passholders and Cast Members can visit Walt Disney World theme parks without a reservation. These dates will vary but will make it easier for more spontaneous visits.
3. Disney dining plans are coming back!
We are excited for this one! Disney resort hotel guests who purchase a vacation package starting with stays beginning January 9th, 2024 will have the option to add the Disney Quick Service Dining Plan or the Disney Dining Plan. Dining plans are a convenient option to pay for your dining upfront and enjoy the many food and drink options around Walt Disney World.
4. More park time for Disney Resort hotel Guests
Early theme park entry for all Disney Resort hotel guests will continue through 2024. As a resort guest with valid theme park admission and Resort ID, you are invited to take advantage of early morning time in the parks. During this time, you can ride popular rides with no crowds. We encourage guests to arrive at the parks early and use this time! For those guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resort hotels and Disney Deluxe villas, there will be extended evening hours. This is a major perk! Enjoy late-night hours in select parks, on select nights.
5. Plan ahead with Disney Genie+ service
Stay tuned for more details but you will be able to make Disney Genie+ and individual Lightning Lane selections before your visit. This will allow you to spend more time with your friends and family in the park.
As you can see, there are so many positive changes coming to Walt Disney World in 2024. You can begin making reservations for 2024 travel on May 31, 2023. If you would like to be on our list, please fill out this form here.
Just a $200 refundable deposit will hold your package. The remainder of the balance is due 30 days before check-in. The best time to book is when the packages are first released. If an offer is released later on for your dates, we can apply it at that time.
If you are thinking about traveling in 2024, please join our Facebook group for 2024 travel here.