Disney Genie+ Advance Purchase Changes, 2023 Packages, and More

Mickey is ready for his hug! 

There’s been a lot of news on Disney Parks Blog lately. The biggest for some is a major change to Disney Genie+. Starting on June 8, it will not be available for pre-purchase for anyone. You will only be able to buy it the day of.

There was also news on tickets and packages for 2023, Early Theme Park entry, and sending feedback to Disney. Here are all of the details.


Disney World 2023 Tickets & Resort Bookings Open June 8

by Eric Scott, Manager, Communications

I’ve learned one of the many tricks to life is to have something to look forward to, and I’ve got some news to share today that will let you make a future Walt Disney World Resort getaway that next thing for you!

On June 8, you’ll be able to begin making your travel plans for next year as Walt Disney World Resort will open bookings for theme park tickets, Disney Resort hotel stays and packages for visits in 2023.

Whether you are joining us during the remainder of the 50th Anniversary celebration or arriving just in time for that summer sunshine, you’ll soon be able to start planning your 2023 Disney visit through DisneyWorld.com or your preferred travel professional. There is so much to look forward to at Walt Disney World, including the debut of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind on May 27, the launch of MagicBand+ this summer, the return of more live entertainment – and even more on the horizon!

And with a new year, how about some more park time? Our very popular early theme park entry benefit for Disney Resort hotel guests will continue beyond the 50th Anniversary for visits throughout all of 2023! This benefit gives Disney Resort guests an opportunity to enter ANY of the 4 Walt Disney World Resort theme parks to enjoy select attractions, shops and dining EVERY day (valid admission, park reservation and Resort ID required).

With the launch of new bookings, we will also make an adjustment to how guests purchase Disney Genie+ service, which remains popular and in high demand amongst our guests. From the beginning, our goal has been to launch, learn and evolve as we see how guests are using this service.

Starting June 8, Disney Genie+ will only be offered for purchase through the My Disney Experience app on the day of your visit – we will no longer offer the option to purchase this service pre-arrival as a ticket add-on for dates remaining in 2022 and in 2023.

This means that, moving forward, whether you have an Annual Pass, multi- or single-day ticket, you may only purchase Disney Genie+ service on the day of your visit via the app, one day at a time, subject to availability. We’re focused on delivering the best possible guest experience, and this adjustment will help manage the incredibly strong demand our guests have shown for Disney Genie+.

We expect that, on average, guests who purchase Disney Genie+ service will continue to enter 2-3 attractions or experiences each day using the Lightning Lane entrance when the first selection is made early in the day.

If you already purchased a ticket that includes Disney Genie+ service for dates later in 2022, don’t worry – you’ll be able to use the service during your visit. Please also note this update is also only happening at Walt Disney World Resort and will not affect guests at Disneyland Resort, as the services vary at each destination.

We are listening to your feedback and are exploring ways to make our theme park services better and easier to use – we’ll stay in touch about future updates to help you prepare and plan.

Speaking of planning, you can speak with your preferred travel professional or stop by @planDisneyPanel on Instagram, @planDisney on twitter or planDisney.com for expert tips and advice for your next Disney vacation. Be sure to visit DisneyWorld.com or speak with your preferred travel professional to book your 2023 vacation starting June 8 and we hope to see ya real soon!