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Park Reservation, Dining Plan, and Genie+ changes in 2024

Shannon and Peter react to the recent announcements about changes coming to the park reservations and Genie+ in 2024, as well as the return of the dining plan. Also they discuss Disneyland Hotel incentives, more Disneyland Forward outreach events, and a new sushi restaurant in EPCOT. N113

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Villas at Disneyland Hotel (VDH) current member add-on incentives

New member incentives were posted for the first purchases by existing members. Initial incentives are often the best that occur for a while. Incentives start at 125 points with a $4 per point reduction. The price reduction jumps to $20 at 150 points and goes up slowly past that. (For example, $22 for 200 points, $24 for 300 points.)

Source: DVC News

Disney announces more changes to park reservations, Genie+ and Dining plans in 2024

In a marketing push for 2024 reservations, Disney announced several changes to vacations coming in 2024.

As of January 9, 2024, multi-day tickets bought to start on a certain date will no longer require park reservations. Single-day tickets, non-dated tickets, and annual passholders “may be required” to use the reservation system.

In 2024, Disney will offer Annual Passholders and cast members “Good-to-Go” days which DON’T require a reservation either. These may vary by the park—no idea what portion of days will fall under this category.

Dining Plans will return starting with a stay on January 9, 2024. Two options will be available initially – The Disney Quick Service Dining Plan and the Disney Dining Plan. Prices have yet to be available, but booking will start May 31st. Last time the dining plans were available, prices were $55 adults / $26 children 3-9 for QS dining plan and $78 adults/$30.50 children 3-9 for full dining plan.

Extended morning hours for resort guests and evening hours for deluxe guests will continue through 2024.

Changes to Genie+ are coming as well, with no details. Still, Disney shared, “We have heard from guests that they would like ways to plan with Disney Genie+ service and individual lightning lane selections before the day of their park visit, and we want you to know we are working on ways guests may do this for visits in 2024. Our goal is to give you the opportunity to spend less time planning in the park and more time enjoying your visit with friends and family.”

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Disneyland Forward community events for Summer and Fall

Disney continues to push the “Disneyland Forward” concept with the people and city of Anaheim – a potential future expansion of the Disneyland Resort. The Orange County Register lists nine upcoming events where Disney contacts community members on this topic.

Why is this important to DVC members? The expansion plans would put the Disneyland Hotel and its DVC resort in the center of the possible planned expansion. If you want to take a closer look, go to www.Disneylandforward.com.

While this is more than a rumor, it should be pointed out that Disney has no concrete plans at this time and no guarantee as to when or even if this will happen.

Source: OC register

Shiki-Sai: Sushi Izakaya Opening at EPCOT This Summer

This table-service restaurant will offer a festive dining experience in a sharable Izakaya style for you to create memories and good times through flavors. In addition to a full menu filled with mouthwatering Japanese delights like sushi and teppan items, there will be an open sushi bar and grill. Located on the second floor of the Japan pavilion, Shiki-Sai offers stunning views of EPCOT, the World Showcase Lagoon, and, of course, fireworks!

Source: Disney Parks Blog

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