As the World Health Organization declares the end of the pandemic, Covid-era business rules are coming to an end with it.
For example, during the height of the pandemic, Disney theme parks had to rework how people could enter the parks. To reduce crowding, guests had to pre-register for spots.
At Disney World in Orlando, it’s about to be picked up.
The company announced that the Disney World theme park in Orlando will remove reservation requirements after January 9, 2024. The company clarified that reservation requirements may still be required for non-dated tickets.
Disney is also bringing back the dining plan for guests who book vacation packages through the company after January 9, 2024.
“We know our guests—and especially families—relish the dining plan, which offers guests the convenience and peace of mind of pre-paying for their meals and snacks,” the company said in a release.
Guests will have two dining package options – Disney Quick Service or the traditional Disney Dining Plan. Both are included in the offerings between Disney World Parks and Resorts.
Other changes include “Good Days”, which will be select dates in 2024 when annual pass holders can visit the park without reservation, and the expansion of early park hours visits for those staying at Disney Resorts.
The changes follow the January announcement that free parking will be back for those staying at Disney Resorts in Orlando and that extended hours will be offered to annual pass holders.
Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney’s Parks, Experiences and Products, said in a memo to employees, “I hear from you and our guests about the things that are working, as well as the things that need some change.” Might be possible.” Time.
While many of its Florida parks and resorts are back at capacity, others haven’t had such luck.
Fan-favorite water park, Disney’s Blizzard in Orlando, is currently closed for renovations, with no date given for when it plans to open back up.