Disney changes Florida Park Pass reservation requirement
Although previously announced, its now confirmed that, starting April 18, 2023, Walt Disney World Passholders will no longer need a Park Pass Reservation to visit any Disney Florida theme park after 2 p.m. (with a small exclusion for Magic Kingdom).
Beginning April 18, 2-23, Walt Disney World Annual Passholders will be able to visit the theme parks after 2 p.m. without needing a park pass reservation. The only exception is Magic Kingdom Park on Saturdays and Sundays. Pass blockout dates will continue to apply like they do now.
Disney stated, “while the theme park reservation system remains important to manage attendance in our parks, especially on busier days, we realize our Passholders enjoy more spontaneous visits – and this change will make that possible.”
Starting March 20, 2023, Passholders will also receive access to Disney PhotoPass lenses and one complimentary Cinderella Castle Mural of Memories experience. You can visit Cinderella Castle Mural of Memories and Disney PhotoPass Lenses for details, restrictions, and other information.
For anyone who visits Walt Disney World, starting March 20, 2023, the purchase of Genie+ will now include ride photos from that day’s visit as well. There is no additional charge on top of Genie+ for this offer. We recently spoke about how these attraction photos would be included, and how you could maximize your money with Disney’s “Capture Your Moment.“
Starting March 20, 2023, Passholders will also receive access to create and share short Disney-themed video slideshows with favorite photos from theme park visits.
What about retired silve pass holders? No access for cast who made the magic?
Disney may have made changes for Cast Members and retirees, but that info wasn’t posted online. If you still have access to Disney’s HUB website, it may give more details. But, at this time, no info was posted for Cast Members.
2pm might be OK for those who live in the area. But I live three hours away. It is not worth the gas and travel time get there so late.