Some positive changes are coming to the Disney theme parks as Bob Iger works on repairing their reputations from the time Bob Chapek spent as CEO.
With Iger back in the CEO chair, it seems he isn’t wasting any time reversing some of Chapek’s controversial decisions regarding theme parks. Parks chairman Josh D’Amaro said of the recent announcements, “I’m excited about all of these changes and offers and want you to know that we are committed to listening, adapting, and staying relentlessly focused on making the guest experience at our Disney parks even better.”
Walt Disney World Changes
Walt Disney World will see multiple changes with the first up being that overnight guests at Disney Resort hotels are seeing the return of free parking. “This is a Disney difference many of you have asked us to bring back, and we’re happy to reintroduce it to make your vacation a little easier and more affordable,” the company said in a statement.
Annual passholders are also going to see a relaxation of the reservation requirements. Within the next few months you will be able to enter the parks after 2pm on weekdays without a reservation.“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,” the company explained.
Guests will soon find photo downloads included with Disney Genie+.
And for those of you who have been waiting for the opening of the new Tron attraction, mark your calendars for April 3.
Meanwhile, over on the West Coast, Disneyland will also be receiving some love. Beginning Feb. 4, guests with Magic Key or Park Hopper tickets will be able to change parks as of 11am as opposed to the current 1pm start time.
The cheapest ticket days will be expanded to nearly two months. Those of you who enjoy the $104 tickets will now have more chances at them.
As part of the Disney100 celebration, Disney PhotoPass downloads will be available to all tickets guests via the Disneyland App beginning on Feb. 4.
There is still some ways to go, but it seems that some of the ‘Disney Magic’ is coming back to the parks sooner rather than later.