Disney announced some important updates for both Walt Disney World and Disneyland that include changes to park hopping, Disney World hotel guest parking, and more.
Let’s take a look!
Walt Disney World Updates
Park hopping for Annual Passholders
Beginning in the next few months, Passholders will be able to visit theme parks after 2 p.m. without needing a park reservation — except on Saturdays and Sundays at Magic Kingdom.
Pass blockout dates will continue to apply.
Parking for Disney World hotel guests
Beginning the evening of January 10, overnight self-parking will once again be offered complimentary to guests staying at Disney World Resort hotels.
Disney Resort hotel guests also continue to receive complimentary standard parking at Disney World theme parks.
Another Genie+ update
In the next few months, Disney World guests purchasing Disney Genie+ service will also receive digital downloads of their Disney PhotoPass attraction photos, taken in the park on the day of their purchase, at no additional charge.
An exact launch date will be announced at a later time.
Park hopping time change
Beginning February 4, guests who enter a Disneyland theme park with a Magic Key pass or a Park Hopper ticket may begin crossing over between the parks 2 hours earlier starting at 11 a.m. PTST.
Magic Key news
Disneyland Resort will make select Magic Key passes available for new sales from time to time throughout 2023 as pass inventory becomes available.
You can continue to check Disneyland.com/MagicKey for pass on sale dates and availability.
PhotoPass attraction downloads
Also starting on February 4, all ticketed park guests will receive complimentary PhotoPass attraction downloads throughout the Disney100 celebration.
How do you feel about these changes?
- Disney World Introducing Park-Specific Ticket Pricing, Annual Pass Prices Increasing
- MagicBand+ Launching at Disneyland in Fall 2022
- Disney Dining Plan returns January 2024 (plus park reservations ending for date-based tickets)
- 2023 Disneyland Packages Now Available To Book
- Disneyland Magic Key Renewals Open August 18, But No New Sales Yet