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Disney World 2023 Tickets & Resort Bookings Open June 8 

Eric Scott

by , Senior Manager, Communications

I’ve learned one of the many tricks to life is to have something to look forward to, and I’ve got some news to share today that will let you make a future Walt Disney World Resort getaway that next thing for you!   

On June 8, you’ll be able to begin making your travel plans for next year as Walt Disney World Resort will open bookings for theme park tickets, Disney Resort hotel stays and packages for visits in 2023.   

Whether you are joining us during the remainder of the 50th Anniversary celebration or arriving just in time for that summer sunshine, you’ll soon be able to start planning your 2023 Disney visit through or your preferred travel professional. There is so much to look forward to at Walt Disney World, including the debut of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind on May 27, the launch of MagicBand+ this summer, the return of more live entertainment – and even more on the horizon! 

And with a new year, how about some more park time? Our very popular early theme park entry benefit for Disney Resort hotel guests will continue beyond the 50th Anniversary for visits throughout all of 2023! This benefit gives Disney Resort guests an opportunity to enter ANY of the 4 Walt Disney World Resort theme parks to enjoy select attractions, shops and dining EVERY day (valid admission, park reservation and Resort ID required).

With the launch of new bookings, we will also make an adjustment to how guests purchase Disney Genie+ service, which remains popular and in high demand amongst our guests. From the beginning, our goal has been to launch, learn and evolve as we see how guests are using this service.

Starting June 8, Disney Genie+ will only be offered for purchase through the My Disney Experience app on the day of your visit – we will no longer offer the option to purchase this service pre-arrival as a ticket add-on for dates remaining in 2022 and in 2023.  

This means that, moving forward, whether you have an Annual Pass, multi- or single-day ticket, you may only purchase Disney Genie+ service on the day of your visit via the app, one day at a time, subject to availability. We’re focused on delivering the best possible guest experience, and this adjustment will help manage the incredibly strong demand our guests have shown for Disney Genie+.

We expect that, on average, guests who purchase Disney Genie+ service will continue to enter 2-3 attractions or experiences each day using the Lightning Lane entrance when the first selection is made early in the day. 

If you already purchased a ticket that includes Disney Genie+ service for dates later in 2022, don’t worry – you’ll be able to use the service during your visit. Please also note this update is also only happening at Walt Disney World Resort and will not affect guests at Disneyland Resort, as the services vary at each destination.  

We are listening to your feedback and are exploring ways to make our theme park services better and easier to use – we’ll stay in touch about future updates to help you prepare and plan.  

Speaking of planning, you can speak with your preferred travel professional or stop by @planDisneyPanel on Instagram, @planDisney on twitter or for expert tips and advice for your next Disney vacation. Be sure to visit or speak with your preferred travel professional to book your 2023 vacation starting June 8 and we hope to see ya real soon! 


  • Het is vanuit Nederland nog steeds niet mogelijk om te boeken voor 2023.
    Ondanks dat op de site vermeld staat dat het vanaf 8 juni mogelijk is.

  • Seriously? Who are these guys listening to? So now I’m supposed to stay awake after midnight on the day of my visit in order to purchase genie+ then I’ll have to get up before 7 to try to book the rides I wanna go on, considering I’ll be on vacation this is a hell of a burden, imagine how frustrating it’ll be when after doing all of that you still can’t really get the attractions you were looking forward to.
    Disney just seems to be going opposite convenience

  • I’ve been contemplating taking my two children to Disney for the first time and based off my research thus far, this is ridiculous. How many hoops must there be to book a family vacation? This is overwhelming and frankly gives me anxiety that I’m going to miss one of the millions of steps or required purchases and ruin the entire vacation. You essentially need a travel agent by your side to ensure you’ve booked everything properly. Disney needs to return to the basics. Tickets, Reservations upon reservations, multiple passes, required ‘options’ to even remotely enjoy your time. Enough.

  • How much more does Disney think they can squeeze out of their guests. alL these changes are just in the name of GREED. No normal family can afford to visit WDW iit is a resort solely for the rich.

  • I have made reservations for 2023 through the UK site which allows me to purchase Genie+ – will this still be able to be used as per the current system?

  • So when will the dining plan and annual pass sales resume?

  • First, how is this article not showing under the Walt Disney World section of the site? I had to search to find this article. Also, what feedback are you getting for this change? Is this from actual guests or your managers? From the feedback I’ve heard from multiple people that have visited are they view the service as a necessary evil, not something they actually like. No one likes paying for something that was free and offered unlimited rides (if available).

  • Are you saying that now instead of being able to have Genie+ paid for and ordered ahead of time, ensuring that we will have the best possible chance to ride everything we want, I will now have to wake up at midnight each day of my trip and *hope* I’m fast enough to purchase before it sells out, then also wake up at 7AM the same day to fight for ride bookings? This is an absurd plan, I hope we are all misunderstanding. I have tried to make the best of the new policies but this makes no sense.

  • So, now instead of conveniently being able to purchase Genie+ before arrival, I need to wake up early every day of my trip in order to pay for the previously free service before it sells out? What feedback are you listening to?

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