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Good-to-Go Days, Other Ways Walt Disney World Visits Get Easier, More Fun in 2024

Josh Higgins

by , Communications Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

2024 is looking bright at Walt Disney World Resort! Throughout the year we’ve been sharing updates that will make planning your vacation simpler, and I’m here to ring in the new year by sharing what I’m most looking forward to and a few tips that will help you make the most out of your visit.

Good-To-Go Days Calendar Coming Jan. 11

In 2024, resolve to be more spontaneous with “good-to-go” days for Annual Passholders! As Passholders prepare for their visits next year, we wanted to share more about how good-to-go days will work:

  • On good-to-go days, Annual Passholders may enter the theme parks without needing a reservation (blockout dates will continue to apply like they do today).
  • The theme park reservation calendar, Annual Passholder admissions calendar and My Disney Experience app will show days that are good-to-go. The first good-to-go days will be added to the calendars starting Jan. 11, 2024.
  • Good-to-go days will be added periodically and may be released days or weeks in advance.

With the return of all-day Park Hopper access, Passholders can enter another Walt Disney World theme park any time during park hours.* Annual Passholders may also continue to visit without a park reservation after 2 p.m. unless visiting Magic Kingdom Park on a Saturday or Sunday (blockout dates continue to apply).

And beginning Jan. 9…

All-Day Park Hopper Access is Coming Back

Have a ticket with Park Hopper benefits or an Annual Pass? If so, don’t forget you may visit another theme park ANY TIME OF DAY during park hours (subject to capacity limitations).* Start your morning watching the sun rise over the savannah at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, then head on over to EPCOT to lunch around the world.

Theme Park Reservation Updates

Guests who purchase date-based tickets, the standard Disney theme park tickets, no longer need to make theme park reservations!

Dining Plans Return

The convenience and peace of mind of pre-paying for meals and snacks is right around the corner as Disney Resort hotel guests may once again purchase vacation packages with dining plans. You can choose from two popular options: Packages that include either the Disney Quick Service Dining Plan or the Disney Dining Plan. Both plans are a great value for families with young children!

What’s New with Dining Plans

For all the Disney foodies out there, dining reservations are open for booking for guests staying at Disney Resort hotels who purchase a vacation package with a Disney dining plan for arrivals in January through early February! You can book dining up to 60 days in advance, and as a Disney Resort hotel guest, you may book dining for your entire length of stay (up to 10 days).

Pro tip: We recently made it easier to check availability so you can now see every available reservation for your selected location and date!

Here are some additional tips to help you get the most out of your dining plan:

  • You may redeem meals and snacks at any time during your stay.
  • You can see how many meals and snacks you have remaining in the My Disney Experience app. And don’t forget, using mobile order service in the app makes it easy to find quick and nearby dining options using your dining plan!

From the return of fan-favorites like dining plans and all-day Park Hopper access to the introduction of good-to-go days, there’s much to look forward to in the New Year. And there’s even more on the horizon later in 2024 – like the completion of the transformation of EPCOT and the opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom Park! Stay tuned to the Parks Blog for updates.

*To use the Park Hopper benefit, Annual Passholders must make a theme park reservation for the first park they plan to visit AND enter that first park prior to visiting another. Or, they can enter a theme park without a reservation on a “good-to-go” day for that park or after 2 p.m. (except Magic Kingdom on Saturdays and Sundays) before visiting another park. Passes are subject to the Walt Disney World Resort Annual Pass Terms and Conditions.

Comments

  • How does Disney choose which dates are Good-to-Go?

  • How are the Good-to-Go dates selected?

  • Passholders are supposed to applaud that Disney has decided to bless them with stuff that we used to get when passes were less expensive to boot? It’s better than regular tickets on price, but we know there are restrictions which affect mostly the ability to ride Tron. Nobody is getting the pass to ensure access to carousel of progress!!
    Dining plan= pre paying before you’re even seated and turned away when you do want to eat!! And affecting the quality of the food offerings for everyone else at the same time.

    Pre-pay is not going to incentive Disney to actually deliver good product and service.

    Universal = super Mario Land and massively popular movie
    Disney = shut wildly popular splash mountain and make it Tiana ride.

  • Why does everything have to be so complicated???? When can we return to prior COVID Disney where we had Castle dream lights, 30-60 day fast pass availability and spontaneity with passes? Get back to the heart and soul of this park. Get rid of park reservations and virtual queues and fix genie if not get rid of it. No one wants to be on their phone all day refreshing to see what’s available only to select it and the time slot is gone. I bought it once and never will again. It’s stressful and took away from enjoying my day with my family. So many rules – park reservations, bonus days, good to go days, MK Saturday and Sunday rules. What time you can buy genie, what time can you make your first selection and then the second. I shouldn’t have to keep a journal to keep track of all the rules.

  • Please allow Genie Plus to be purchased in advance and bring back ride reservations 60 days in advance. Being glued to your phone all day is not the “Magical” experience we’ve always signed up for.

  • As a DVC owner since 1999 and an annual pass holder for the last 8+ years we should be able to enter the parks any day and any time they’re open without a reservation? We have a trip in February staying at our DVC resort where half of the family (6) have an annual pass and half (6) have dated tickets. Maybe we will be able to change our park that morning but if we can’t, part of our group can be spontaneous and others will have to go to the reserved park and then hop to the park that the others went to and catch up with our family! Annual pass holders that have resort reservations should be considered as dated ticket holders for their resort stay and not be subject to park reservations.

  • This is more complicated than making park reservations.

  • I appreciate some of the items starting to return to preC19, how about a few other suggestions….
    – fast passes
    – photo pass

    Pass holders continue to have prices increase and more being taken away.

  • I have the incredi-pass with the expectation that since I have every day available, I can go to any park, every day available… except I can’t. Top tier pass should have zero restrictions. Pixie, Pirate and Sorcerer make sense for reservation access as they are introductory and tiered passes, however the top tier pass affords the right to visit nearly everyday, so the expectation is that I can visit everyday, unabated without any planning or reservations required. Incredi-pass is all about availability: Do not restrict it in 2024, not even to making weekend reservations for Magic Kingdom.

  • Can we please just have no park reservations for everyone and not just people who purchased regular tickets? Also can we please convert 2 quick service credits into 1 table service credit by any chance if you have the Disney Dining Plan? Or 1 quick service to 3 snacks. I miss the flexibility.