Disney World Announced 3 Changes to Enhance Your Theme Park Experience
The company announced measures such as free parking for Disney Resort hotel guests, one of its fans' strongest demands
Among the changes announced is the return of complimentary parking for Disney Resort hotel guests.
Walt Disney World Resortannounced a trio of important changes “to improve the guest experience and to let our fans know we're listening to their feedback.” At least one of these will benefit annual passholders, whom the company called “some of our most loyal guests”.
The company also announced the opening date (April 4) of the TRON Lightcycle Run at Magic Kingdom and the return of the Happily Ever After fireworks display.
Fans of Disneythey had high hopes for positive changes after the departure of Bob Chapek as CEO and the return of Bob Iger. Judging by the comments on Disney Park Blogs, a company site where the new measures were posted, the announcement was well received.
Disney announced that the TRON Lightcycle Run attraction will open on April 4, 2023. (Disney)
Complimentary parking is back when you stay at a Disney Resort hotel
Effective January 10, overnight self-parking once again began offering free to guests staying at Disney Resort hotels at Walt Disney World. According to the company, “this is a Disney difference that many of you have asked us to bring back, and we're excited to reintroduce it to make your vacation that little bit easier and more affordable.”
Disney Resort hotel guests will also continue to receive free standard parking at Walt Disney World theme parks, daily advance admission to the theme parks (with valid admission and a park reservation), and complimentary transportation options such as buses, monorails and the Disney Skyliner.
Disney Says It's Listening to Feedback of your followers to improve their experience. (Disney)
Park reservation requirements will be relaxed after 2pm for Annual Passholders
Starting at a date yet to be confirmed, Annual Passholders will be able to visit the theme parks after 2 p.m. without reservations, except Saturdays and Sundays at Magic Kingdom. However, the pass blackout dates will continue to apply as before.
Pas holders will also receive access to Disney PhotoPass Lenses and a free Cinderella Castle Mural of Memories experience (age restrictions apply).
The company announced that they will be sharing soon the start date with passholders, as well as information about a new offer where they can create and share short Disney-themed video slideshows and their favorite photos from theme park visits.
Disney also announced the return of the Happily Ever After fireworks extravaganza. (Disney)
Attraction photo downloads will be included with the Genie+ service
Also at an as yet unconfirmed date, guests who purchase the service < b>Disney Genie+ will receive digital downloads of their Disney PhotoPass attraction photos (taken in the park on the day of purchase) at no additional charge.
These photos are taken in the parks at some of the most popular attractions, such as Space Mountain, Slinky Dog Dash, Test Track and Expedition Everest. The exact release date will be announced later.