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Walt Disney World Resort
2023 and 2024 Walt Disney World Vacation Packages - Everything You Need to Know
May 12, 2023

UPDATED MAY 2023: Whether you're planning your first or hundredth Walt Disney World vacation, 2023 and 2024 bring new updates and changes to the Resort you'll need to know about. We have compiled everything you need to know about booking your next Walt Disney World vacation package.

2024 Walt Disney World Vacation Packages

2023 Walt Disney World vacation packages are now available for families to book. And good news—2024 Walt Disney World Vacation packages will be available to book on May 31, 2023.

We love helping our guests make magical vacation memories! Walt Disney World Resort vacation packages booked with Get Away Today include:
  • Walt Disney World Resort hotel so you can stay inside the magic
  • Theme parks tickets from 2 to 10 days
  • Extra options like Park Hoppers and water park entry
  • Guarantee low prices when booking with Get Away Today

While there are some changes to traveling to Walt Disney World Resort now and in 2024 you'll need to be aware of, by booking with Get Away Today, we'll make sure you have everything you need to know. And of course, we'll be with you every step of the way. So let’s get started!

2023 Walt Disney World Resort Calendar of Events

There are a number of news items that you may or may not have heard about for Walt Disney World. We’ve taken a look at those below.

Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park Reservations

One of the first things you’ll need to know is Walt Disney World Resort will begin phasing out the theme park reservation system in 2024. For arrivals beginning on January 9, 2024, those with dated tickets will no longer need a theme park reservation. However, Disney Parks Pass Reservation System continues to be in use for the remainder of 2023 and the first week of January 2024.

For those visiting before that change is made, theme park reservations are made online through the Walt Disney World website and availability can be checked before buying tickets or booking a vacation package. And of course, Get Away Today is happy to help with that process.

Walt Disney World 2023 & 2024 Events

Take a look at this 2023 and 2024 events list for Walt Disney World. We’ve included exact dates when possible and general information while we wait for official word. These events might be the perfect time to plan your vacation and participate or bookmark to skip and visit during the off-season.

February 2024

  • February TBA EPCOT International Festival of the Arts
  • February TBA UDA National Dance Team Championship at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • February TBA UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship at ESPN World of Sports Complex
  • February 13 Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras Week
  • February 16-19 Presidents Day Weekend
  • February TBA Princess Half Marathon Weekend

March 2024

  • EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
  • March TBA Recreational Cheerleading Championship at ESPN World of Sports Complex
  • March TBA UCA International All-Star Championship at ESPN World of Sports Complex
  • March - April Disney Spring Training at ESPN World of Sports Complex
  • March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
  • Spring Break season through March & April
  • March 31 Easter Sunday

April 2024

  • Spring Break season through March & April
  • EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
  • Disney Spring Training at ESPN World of Sports Complex
  • April TBA Springtime Surprise Weekend, runDisney
  • April TBA UCA World Cheerleading Championship at ESPN World of Sports Complex
  • April TBA The Summit All-Star Championship at ESPN World of Sports Complex
  • April TBA The Dance Summit All-Star Championship at ESPN World of Sports Complex

New Rides Coming to Walt Disney World Resort 2023 & 2024

We always look forward to our old favorites and new attractions to try every time we visit Walt Disney World Resort.

Here is a list of the most recent Walt Disney World rides to open in the last few years, along with anticipated openings for new attractions:

2024 and Beyond: New Walt Disney World Rides

  • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure (Magic Kingdom, opening 2024)

2023 Walt Disney World Rides

TRON Lightcycle Run (Magic Kingdom)
  • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure (Magic Kingdom, opening 2024)
  • 2022 Walt Disney World Rides

    • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (EPCOT)

    2021 Walt Disney World Rides

    • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (EPCOT)

    2020 Walt Disney World Rides

    • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)

    Entertainment at Walt Disney World Resort 2023 & 2024

    Walt Disney World Resort has created new ways of sharing and spreading magic. There is so much to see and do including favorites such as the Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, Country Bear Jamboree, Mickey’s PhilharMagic and It’s Tough to be a Bug.

    Fireworks, parades, and night shows also make the rounds throughout the seasons.

    Currently, guests can look forward to the following entertainment options:

    • Harmonious through April 2023 (EPCOT)
    • Disney’s Enchantment through April 2023
    • Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (Magic Kingdom)
    • Minnie’s Wonderful Christmas Time Fireworks during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (Magic Kingdom)

    A-Z More Tips for Walt Disney World Resort 2023 & 2024

    We hope your Walt Disney World vacation will be the best one yet. In addition to our top tip to book early, we’ve gathered a few other resources to help you plan and prep.

    Dining Plans: From time to time Walt Disney World offers dining plans or dining promotions for select packages. Read more about dining offers at Walt Disney World here.

    Disney Genie+ is your pass to skipping the wait! FastPass+ System has been retired and we now use the Disney Genie+ system, read all about it here.

    Early Theme Park Entry perks for Guests of Walt Disney World hotels. Extra Magic Hours have been discontinued and replaced with a new program. This new program includes Early Theme Park Entry every day to each of the four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks:
    • Magic Kingdom Park
    • EPCOT
    • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

    Guests of Walt Disney World hotels will be able to enter their reserved Walt Disney World Resort theme park 30 minutes prior to the park’s opening to the general public.

    Extended Evening Hours is for guests of Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts on select nights. Guests must have a valid theme park ticket or a Park Hopper ticket to attend.

    MagicBand+ replaced the MagicBand that formerly came with Walt Disney World packages. Now you can customize and purchase your MagicBand+ any time before or during your vacation.

    MagicBands are typically synced to the My Disney Experience app. This allows you to remain hands-free and less tied to your cell phone during your trip.

    When you connect the My Disney Experience app to your MagicBand+ you will have access to:

    • Theme park tickets, simply tap in at the gate
    • Theme park reservations, linked to your ticket
    • Lightning Lane and virtual queue entrances
    • Restaurant reservations
    • Disney Resort hotel room, tap to unlock your room
    • Payment information, just tap to pay

    In 2023, guests can still use older MagicBand models and their smartphones to utilize some of the features of MagicBand+.

    Guests staying on property at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel have access to discounted MagicBands once their vacation package is linked to their My Disney Experience account.

    In addition, Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests receive a complimentary Key to the World card at the front desk to use as their theme park tickets, room key, and form of payment. Guests not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel will have to use physical tickets (no additional charge) or purchase a MagicBand+ to use as their tickets.

    Memory Maker is one of our top recommendations! Add Memory Maker to your vacation package and receive unlimited downloads of all PhotoPass photos taken during your vacation. PhotoPass photographers are located throughout the parks in some of the most beautiful and iconic photo spots. It’s a great way to get everyone in your family in the picture. You can add Memory Maker when you book your package for just $169 for 2023. If you wait to add it, you can do so, but the price goes up to $199 if you wait until three days before your vacation begins.

    Park Hopping at Walt Disney World looks a little different in 2023. If you haven’t been back in a while, it’s important to know that all guests with a park hopper ticket can begin park hopping at 2:00 p.m. Park hopping tickets are still an excellent value, allowing you to visit more than one of the four theme parks on any given day.

    There’s no need (or even an option to make a reservation for your second theme park. In the rare case that a Theme Park reaches capacity in the afternoon, you will get a push notification on the My Disney Experience app to let you know that Park Hopping has closed at a specific theme park. In that case, you can stay in the Park you started or choose another available Theme Park.

    Water Parks at Walt Disney World continue to delight visitors throughout the year. Walt Disney World Resort has two water parks on property:
    • Disney’s Blizzard Beach
    • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

    These beloved water parks also can be added to your Walt Disney World vacation with the Water Park and More tickets. Theme park reservations are not required at this time for Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

    2023 & 2024 Walt Disney World Specials

    We can’t wait to share more Walt Disney World specials with you. Walt Disney World Resort offers occur throughout the year, so be sure to keep an eye out for them. We'll of course keep you updated with any deals that come up. Walt Disney World Resort sample prices and savings are updated weekly here.

    Here is a look back at our previous vacation specials along with some happening right now.

    Save up to 30% on Select Disney Resort Hotels (Not Currently Available) You can save up to 30% on select Disney Resort Hotels for travel most dates in Spring and Summer. Disney Deluxe and most Deluxe Villa Resorts can save up to 30%, Disney Moderate Resorts save up to 20% and Disney Value Resorts, as well as select Deluxe Villa Resorts can save up to 15% on most dates. This is a huge saving for most guests - and particularly exciting because it covers the summer travel season.

    Get 2 Extra Days Free at Walt Disney World Resort You can get two extra days of theme park admission added to your tickets! You must purchase at least a 4-night Disney hotel stay at select hotels with at least 3-Day Walt Disney World Resort park tickets and your free extra days must be used on the same trip.

    If you need help deciding which offer is best for you, we’d love to help. We can compare all available Disney offers and find out which will save you the most money. Just be aware that specials do sell out, especially over peak travel times.

    Book Your 2023 or 2024 Walt Disney World Vacation

    You can confidently book your Walt Disney World vacation with Get Away Today knowing you are getting the best service possible. We'd love to help you start planning and give you something to look forward to. Walt Disney World Resort vacations can be held for just $200 down with final payment due 30 days prior to travel. You can make any changes necessary before the final payment is due with no penalties, so it's no risk to start planning.

    Getting started is easy! You can call our agents at 855-GET-AWAY for the quickest response from our agents. Or, you can click here to make an appointment with an agent for a time that works for you. As another option, you can get your FREE Walt Disney World quote here and get a response back via email within 1 - 3 business days. No matter how you book your Walt Disney World vacation, we can't wait to help!

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    For a November 2021 package, as long as you cancel 30 days before your vacation, anything you've paid towards your package would be fully refundable. If you cancel within that time window, portions of the package become non-refundable depending on how close to your check-in date you need to cancel.

    If a 2021 package is booked for November , but ended up needing to be canceled.. what is the process there? Are refunds available or would it be a credit?

    Hi Kerry, Yes - you can contact Disney and have your reservation transferred to us. Our team can help with this process at 855-GET-AWAY

    I think I made a rookie mistake. I booked through the Disney website. I'm being told by friends that I could have saved money through you. My reservation is for park passes and resort only for December 2021. Can I change it too you?

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