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6 Important Facts to Know When Planning for Disney In 2023

It might seem strange that we are already looking into 2023, but Walt Disney World 2023 is right around the corner.  Guests are already able to book their 2023 packages.

For those that already have a 2023 countdown going or are thinking about a 2023 vacation to Walt Disney World, we have six important things for your to know about.  By knowing these facts, you will be prepared for a truly magical time in 2023.

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Crowds Are Back

Although most of us don’t want to acknowledge this fact, the reality is that crowds are back at Walt Disney World.  If 2021-2022 has taught us anything, it is that people are back to traveling and Disney continues to be a top destination.

Don’t let this scare you out of booking a trip to Walt Disney World in 2023.  Instead, go on your trip prepared for crowds.  How to Disney has a lot of suggestions on how to battle crowds.  Take time to look through those suggestions and figure out what will work for your family.

Crowds also mean that you will want to book early.  The earlier you book your vacation the more choice you will have when it comes to your Walt Disney World Resort, dining, Park passes, and more.

2023 is sure to bring crowds to Walt Disney World.  Go in prepared and you will still have a fantastic time.

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New Dining Options

For those that haven’t been to Disney in a while, there are a lot of new dining experiences to check out in 2023.  If you haven’t already tried some of the new options already opened, we highly recommend starting there.  Space 220, Steakhouse 71, and Connections Cafe and Eatery have quickly become top dining locations throughout Walt Disney World.

We are also really excited about the new Roundup Rodeo coming to Toy Story Land at the end of this year.  We look forward to this new, fun-themed dining location that will be a welcome relief from the heat in this area of Disney Park.  Know this will be extremely popular, so make sure that you get those reservations early once an opening date is announced.

When planning a trip for 2023, make sure you have a plan when it comes to dining.  There are so many excellent options that you will want to have some plans so you don’t miss anything.

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50th Celebration Will Wrap Up

Walt Disney World started celebrating 50 years on October 1st, 2021.  We have seen this celebration continue throughout 2022; however, it will wrap up in 2023.

The celebration brought in new EARidecent outfits for Mickey Mouse and friends, new night times shows in Disney Enchantment and Harmonious as well as the Beacons of Magic at all four Disney Parks.

If you are heading down in 2023, be prepared that as of right the 50th celebration is supposed to wrap up in March 2023.  For those that have vacations planned towards the end of 2023, you might not see some of the 50th celebrations around the Disney Parks anymore.

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2023 will be filled with new and exciting experiences! For those that haven’t already experienced the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT or even Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you will be in for a thrilling time.

We are also very hopeful that both TRON Lightcyle Run as well the beloved Walt Disney World Railroad will open in Magic Kingdom.  It would be fantastic if all Guests traveling in 2023 could experience these attractions.

EPCOT is hoping to have the new neighborhoods up and ready, as well as Journey of Water Inspired by Moana, opened.  We are again hopeful we can experience these in 2023.

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My Disney Experience is Key

No matter when you are traveling to Walt Disney World, it is important to know that My Disney Experience is going to be essential to a successful trip.  This planning app is how Guests will access almost everything important during their Disney vacation.

Because of how important My Disney Experience is to your vacation, we highly recommend downloading it ahead of time.  Take some time to learn what the app offers by doing some research over at How to Disney.  This will help you understand how to navigate the app.

It is through this app that Guests will have access to wait times, enter the Disney Park, or even their Disney Resort hotel room.  The My Disney Experience app is so essential to a successful trip.  Make sure you prepare to use it before you head down for your vacation.

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Disney Genie and More

A major feature of My Disney Experience is the new Disney Genie and all the options that come with it.  Disney Genie is a free planning tool that Guests can use throughout their trip.

Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes are paid options that Guests can choose to add to their Walt Disney World vacation package each day of their vacation.  Throughout these purchases, Guests are given access to the Lightning Lanes.  Doing this will allow them to bypass the standby lines and save time in line throughout the day.

These will continue to be a big part of Walt Disney World during 2023.  Take time to learn about all they have to offer so you can better determine if your family would benefit from them.

We are thrilled to have all these exciting experiences in 2023.  If you are traveling in 2023 or hope to travel in 2023, use these facts to help you prepare for a wonderful trip.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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