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  • On May 8, 2023
    Brian from GA 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 know disney recently announced that advanced bookings for lightning lanes are coming. Does anyone know if Disney is also bringing back where you can add it in advanced to you reservation booking so you don’t have to purchase it everyday?

    Hi Brian, welcome to planDisney!

    Good news travels fast, especially when it involves updates to the Guest experience at Walt Disney World Resort. The Disney Parks Blog's "5 Updates to Make Your Visit Easier" article was all I needed to get over my case of the Mondays this week. The return of Disney Dining Plans and the removal of theme park reservation requirements for date-based tickets beginning on January 9, 2024, was music to this music teacher's ears!

    Of all the exciting updates given, we know the least about the changes coming to Disney Genie+ service. The article lets us know that Cast Members are working on ways to allow Guests to plan with Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes before their park visit. To do so would seemingly require the ability to purchase these services and experiences in advance, though we'll have to be patient for a little while longer as they sort out all the Mouske-details. I know I'll be keeping my eyes and ears open for more information, especially since my family's next visit is in January. I follow the Disney Parks Blog on social media, which is where I first heard about the exciting updates. Any breaking news will also be shared by planDisney on Instagram (@planDisneypanel) and Twitter (@planDisney).

    If you're planning a visit to Walt Disney World Resort in 2024, Brian, note that bookings open on May 31. I highly encourage you to consider a Disney Resort hotel and ticket package, especially with the news that Early Theme Park Entry for all Disney Resort hotel Guests and Extended Evening Hours for those staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villas are continuing through 2024.

    Let this be the start of a beautiful friendship, Brian. Hope to see you planning Disney at planDisney again soon!

    Choose magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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