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Discover the Magic: What’s New at Walt Disney World in 2024

Updated: 5 days ago

Hello, fellow Disney enthusiasts! As the world of Disney continues to evolve and adapt, Walt Disney World has introduced several exciting updates this year, enhancing the guest experience and offering even more flexibility and options for visitors.

Let's take a closer look at the latest changes:

1. Park Reservations No Longer Required:

One of the most significant changes this year is the elimination of park reservations for most ticket types. Previously, guests were required to make advance reservations to secure entry to the parks. However, with the recent update, guests with standard theme park tickets can now enjoy greater flexibility and spontaneity in their park visits, as reservations are no longer needed for entry. Annual Passholders: While reservations are still required, Disney introduces "good-to-go days" starting January 11, 2024, allowing Passholders to visit without a reservation on select dates.

2. Park Hopping, Anytime!

Park hopping just got even more convenient with the introduction of a new policy allowing guests with Park Hopper tickets to switch between parks at any time of day. In the past, guests had to wait until 2 pm to park hop, but now they can do so whenever they choose. This flexibility allows guests to make the most of their Disney experience by exploring multiple parks in a single day, maximizing their time and enjoyment. No more waiting until 2 pm – seize the day and make the most of your magical moments.

3. The Return of Dining Plans:

After theme park tickets, travel, and accommodations, the next significant component to consider for your Disney vacation is food. The Disney Dining Plan allows you to prepay for your favorite snacks, meals, and drinks before arriving, giving your vacation an all-inclusive feel. By planning ahead, you can even save money on your culinary adventures.

Guests using the plan are allocated a certain number of meal and snack credits for each night of their vacation, with the exact number and type depending on the selected plan. The redemption process is seamless, requiring a simple scan of a MagicBand+, MagicMobile pass, or Key to the World card.

There are two Dining Plans available. Choose the plan that suits your dining style:

  • Quick-Service Dining Plan: Ideal for a more casual approach, it includes two quick-service meal credits and one snack or drink credit per day, along with a resort-refillable drink mug.

  • Disney Dining Plan: For those desiring a mix of casual and table-service experiences, this plan includes one table-service meal, one quick-service meal, and one snack or drink per day, along with a resort-refillable drink mug.

Quick Tip: Make those dining reservations in advance for the best experience.

Why Choose Where To Go Travel Co?

Your Disney adventure deserves a touch of magic, and that's where Where To Go Travel Co steps in. As your dedicated Travel Advisor, we keep you updated on the latest park enhancements and ensure your trip is tailored to perfection. Our expertise turns your Disney dreams into reality, offering a seamless experience from planning to execution.

Why Choose Us?

  • Expertise: Our team of experienced Travel Advisors knows the ins and outs of Disney magic. We're a bit Disney obscessed and stay current on all things Disney related.

  • Personalized Planning: Tailored itineraries that suit your preferences and ensure a stress-free vacation.

  • Time-Saving: For busy professionals, we handle the details so you can focus on creating memories.

Embark on a journey where dreams come true, and let Where To Go Travel Co be your guide to the wonders of Walt Disney World. Ready to turn the page on a new chapter of enchantment? Contact us today, and let the magic begin! How Does Planning With Us Work?

  1. Reach out! Click the button below to start planning. There are several ways you can get started: fill out our form, call us, or schedule a face-to-face Zoom. We'll ask you about your travel style and what you want from your trip.

  2. Proposal. We'll use the information to create a trip proposal we think you'll love. After you sign off on the proposal, we'll book your trip and send you all the confirmations and information you need for a magical journey.

  3. After you've booked your vacation, the planning doesn't stop there. We'll send you our best tips and tricks, create a personalized park plan for you, and even make your dining reservations so you can get the most out of your trip.

Ready to plan your trip? Get started here:

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Note: All information is current as of January 13, 2024. Park rules and regulations may be subject to change. Check the official Walt Disney World website for the latest updates.


Want to learn more about the different resort options at Walt Disney World? Check out our post on Choosing the Perfect Resort at Walt Disney World.

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