We Have Good News and Bad News About Disney’s MASSIVE Announcements

October 11th was a BIG day for Disney news.

Goofy in Magic Kingdom

We’ve known for a few weeks that a price increase is coming to Disney+ and Hulu, and tickets have just gone on sale for the new Marvel film, but that doesn’t even scratch the surface of what was announced — let’s get into it!

The Good

Of course, we have to start with the positives. One of the biggest announcements was that park hopping will return to normal in Disney World in 2024! Specifically, starting on January 9th, 2024, anyone with a Park Hopper ticket or Annual Pass can park hop throughout the entire day.

Tapping in!

Disney also mentioned that the Good to Go Days for Annual Passholders and Cast Members would roll out in January 2024! If you fall into one of those categories, these days will allow you to visit the parks on certain dates without a Park Pass.

Did you purchase an Annual Pass?

Disney also announced that Downtown Disney, located in Disneyland Resort, will be getting four new restaurants. All four restaurants will be under one roof, Parkside Market, Here’s what you can expect to find:

  • Seoul Sister (Korean rice bowls with a twist)
  • Sip and Sonder (Lattes, fresh treats, frozen drinks, and some Caribbean-inspired bites)
  • GG’s Chicken Shop (Chicken sandwiches, salads, and classic sides)
  • A second-story bar

Unfortunately, though, there was also a lot of bad news from October 11th.

The Bad

It’s price increase season, and no one is spared. Annual Passes at Disney World are increasing to the following:

  • Incredi-Pass: $1449 (was $1399)
  • Sorcerer Pass: $999 (was $969)
  • Pirate Pass: $799 (was $749)
  • Pixie Dust Pass: $439 (was $399)
Annual Passholder Magnet

Magic Key Passes will also be increasing to the following prices:

  • Imagine Key: $499 (was $449)
  • Enchant Key: $849 (was $699)
  • Believe Key: $1249 (was $1099)
  • Inspire Key: $1649 (was $1599)

Not only that, Disneyland tickets will also be getting a price increase, and you’ll be paying more for Genie+ starting right now in the West Coast parks.

Disneyland City Hall

Over in Disney World, parking will also cost more from this moment on. Here’s what to expect:

  • Standard parking: car or motorcycle – $30 per day (previously $25)
  • Preferred parking: car or motorcycle – $45, $50 or $55 per day — seasonal pricing (previously $45-$50)
  • Oversized Vehicle Parking: Shuttle, Limo, Camper Trailer, RV, Bus or Tractor Trailer – $35 per day (previously $30)

You’ll also be paying more for Photo Packages in Disney World:

  • Memory Maker (Advance Purchase) — $185 (previously $169)
  • Memory Maker (During and Post-Vacation) — $210 (previously $199)
  • Memory Maker One Day — $75 (previously $69)
Who else loves getting PhotoPass photos?

Additionally, Disney World has also increased the price of their Special Tours by around $10-$20 each. Take a look at the full breakdown of changes here.

Caring for Giants Tour

Finally, price increases have also been announced for much of the dining found around the Disney parks. Learn more about all of them below:

Cinderella’s Royal Table

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  1. Well, it seems Disney has decided to NOT honor Walt’s wish that everyone could enjoy the Parks! Since many of the prices have risen several times over the past couple of years to make up for shortfalls, higher prices charged by suppliers and vending partners, etc. – many, many, MANY families who save for years to enjoy a Disney Experience ( Park, Cruise, other) will notbe able to do so. Unless you are a very well-off person or family, you can kiss your Disney Dreams good-bye! Even those who consider themselves staunch Disney supporters, will have a very hardtime justifying a visit or cruise or other trip now! So sad!😭