As badly as I want to tell you that prices are dropping for the Most Magical Place on Earth, it’s not that. But Disney did announce three big changes coming to the parks in 2023. Not only did they bring back the Florida resident deal, but the park has some updates to “improve guest experiences.”
With the grand opening of TRON Lightcycle, you can expect Disney to be more packed than ever. Some of these changes will even help your budget when visiting. Disney wants to make sure you’re getting the most out of your experience, so they’ve made these changes:
Free Self Parking at Disney Resort Hotel
After many guest complaints and recommendations, Disney finally brought back free overnight self parking. This new perk went into effect on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
Relaxed Reservations For Annual Pass Holders
Soon annual pass holders will be able to visit theme parks after 2pm without a reservation. The only exception is this won’t be available on Saturday’s and Sunday’s at Magic Kingdom. Disney hopes that this change will inspire passholders to have more “spontaneous visits.” This hasn’t started yet, but is expected to start in a few months. Pass holders will also get an additional perk. Soon, they’ll be able to receive access to Disney PhotoPass Lenses (which unlocks Disney themed lenses and filters) and one complimentary Cinderella Castle Mural of Memories experience.
Download Attraction Photos On Disney Genie+
Soon, you’ll be able to download your photo from iconic attractions like Space Mountain, Slinky Dog Dash, Test Track, Expedition Everest, and more. You do have to purchase the Genie+ service on the My Disney Experience app, which ranges from $15 – $29 per ticket per day, depending on the park.
It seems like these changes will elevate your experience if you’re a pass holder or Florida resident. But if you only get to go to Disney maybe once a year, you won’t find a lot of savings.