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  • On Oct 29, 2023
    Joseph from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am very confused about the 2024 park pass system changes. I am an annual passholder but always stay on Disney property. I have a reservation in February 2024 do I still need to make park reservations? Please help.

    Hey there, hi there, Joseph! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney, and thanks for stopping by with such a great question. I'm so excited to chat Disney with a fellow out-of-state Passholder!

    I couldn't be happier to see that the magic of Walt Disney World Resort is calling, and you answered the call by becoming an Annual Passholder and planning your next magical adventure at The Most Magical Place on Earth. Of course, with so many changes just around the riverbend, sometimes, planning can feel as confusing as it is magical. But that's what we at planDisney are here for, and I'm thrilled to help you out today, Joseph!

    While Theme Park Reservations will no longer be required for Guests with date-based theme park tickets visiting on or after January 9, 2024, as a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder, you will still need to make Theme Park Reservations to enter the theme parks for your visit in February 2024. There will be some "Good-to-go days" for Annual Passholders beginning in January, where no reservations will be needed, however, the reservation calendar will be updated to reflect these days as they are rolled out. Also, Annual Passholders can visit the theme parks without a reservation after 2:00 p.m., except for Magic Kingdom Park on Saturdays or Sundays. But to lock down full days of magic in the park of your choice, I recommend making your Theme Park Reservations as soon as you can. Let's make sure you can unlock all your Passholder magic!

    One of the changes occurring on January 9, 2024, that I think you will also be excited about, Joseph, is that Annual Passholders (and Guests with Park Hopper tickets) will be able to hop to another theme park anytime throughout the day! No more waiting until 2:00 p.m. Woohoo! Just make sure that you tap into the theme park where you have your reservation before you try to tap into the next park. Happy hopping, my friend!

    I hope this helps clear things up, Joseph, and I hope you have the most magical and memorable year, full of fun and Passholder perks! Feel free to stop by any time with any questions you may have.

    You've got a friend in me,

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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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