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  • On Aug 15, 2023
    Paul from MI 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 looking to take a family vacation January 21 - 27, and plan on staying at one of the resorts. Will I still need to make park reservations since its after January 8th.

    Welcome to planDisney, Paul! I'm so excited to hear that you're planning to visit Walt Disney World Resort early next year. I have a vacation booked right around the same time as you, and I'm looking forward to mild weather, the return of the Disney Dining Plan, and the exciting changes you mentioned in your question, so let's jump right in and chat about Disney Park Pass reservations and how they're changing next year.

    Beginning January 8, 2024, Guests with date-based tickets will no longer be required to make Disney Park Pass reservations. The tickets you purchase directly from Walt Disney World Resort on their own as part of a vacation package are date-based, meaning you must choose the start date of the ticket when you check out, so if you have these tickets you are good to go! Certain types of admission, like Annual Passes and select ticket types for military servicemembers, are not date-based and will still require Disney Park Pass reservations, so just make sure that you know what kind of ticket you have when you book your trip.

    I hope this answers your question, Paul, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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