These major changes are coming to Walt Disney World’s theme park reservation system

LAKE BUENA VISATA, Fla. — Reserving a spot at Walt Disney World theme parks will soon be a thing of the past for some guests.


Disney announced Monday that theme park reservations for date-based tickets will no longer be required with park visits on Jan. 9, 2024.

Guests with a date-based ticket will only have to select a start date for Jan. 9, 2024 or later, complete their purchase and then will be all set, Disney said.

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Theme park reservations may still be required for other admission types such as non-dated tickets, Disney said.

Disney also announced the introduction of “good-to-go days” for annual passholders and cast members in 2024. On select days, passholders and cast members can visit Disney parks without needing a park reservation.

Dining plans for those staying at Disney hotels will also make a comeback beginning Jan. 9, 2024, the resort said. Bookings open up on May 31.

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Early theme park entry for Disney Resort guests will also continue through 2024.

Disney also announced plans for “simplifying” the Disney Genie+ experience. Specifics will be given at a later date.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.