Reservations are Required

In order to limit daily guests, reservations are now required to visit any of Walt Disney World’s  4 theme parks. Disney’s Park Pass reservation system is expected to be in effect until January 14, 2023.

Face Coverings Required

Disney-approved face coverings are required for all guests (ages 2 and up) in all indoor locations, regardless of vaccination status.

Termination of the FastPass System

One of the most significant Disney changes, however, is that Disney has permanently retired the FastPass+ system.

Disney Genie and Disney Genie+.

In order to enhance the guest experience, Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and Lightning Lane Passes have been introduced as of October 19th, 2021.

Early Theme Park Entry vs. Extra Magic Hours.

Disney’s Extra Magic Hours have been suspended and are not expected to return. Instead, they have been replaced by Early Theme Park Entry.

The suspension of Disney Dining Plans

Walt Disney World temporarily suspended Disney Dining Plans and canceled Free Dining last year. For now, all guests can make in-park table service, Disney Resort Hotel dining, and Disney Springs dining reservations online up to 60 days in advance, however.

Enhancements, closures, and construction

Here’s a glimpse at what’s new: Cinderella Castle Royal Makeover Disney Enchantment Show Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Mickey & Mickey’s Runaway Railway Space 220 Restaurant

World’s Most Magical Celebration

Walt Disney World is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary with an ongoing celebration titled  World’s Most Magical Celebration. It is an 18-month event held at all four Walt Disney World theme parks.

The termination of free Magical Express 

Disney’s free Magical Express airport transportation expires as of January 1st, 2022. As a replacement, Mears Connect will be offering a paid shuttle service.

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