Disney Vacation Packages 2025

Disney Vacation Packages 2023

It’s that special time again! Walt Disney World Resort bookings for theme park tickets, Disney Resort hotel stays and vacation packages for visits in 2025 are now available. Before you visit, there’s a lot to think about. There are festivals and seasonal offerings to consider and the time of year you visit makes a difference in the price of your trip. For more information that will help you plan your next vacation, you can also follow along with our monthly Walt Disney World news and updates series. Each month we cover reopenings, new rides and shows, refurbishments and more! Let’s dive into an overview of Disney vacation packages 2025 and see what they have to offer. 

Disney Vacation Packages 2025: Self Booking or Using a Travel Planner

2025 Disney vacation packages are now available to book online or through your travel planner. You are able to just book a room, buy tickets or book a package which can consist of a room and the Disney Dining Plan and/or tickets. You must be staying at a Disney resort to book the dining plan. It’s possible to just book the room and dining plan or just the room and tickets or all three. Nearly everything else you might add, listed below, is booked separately and individually including restaurant reservations.

Online you can start with the Build Your Vacation bar up top on the Disney World website. This prompts potential visitors to start by choosing dates, the number of adults and children in the travel party and hotel preference. From there you can search through hotel availability. The next step is adding tickets and extra options like park hopping if you so choose. Park hopping is now available all day again and those with date based tickets do not need a Disney park reservation.

Authorized Disney travel planners are incredibly helpful and provide fee free planning. Not only will they book Disney vacation packages but they can plan an itinerary, book dining reservations and special extras mentioned below and more.

New for 2025, Free Water Park Visit on Check-In Day

Disney introduced a new perk for those staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels in 2025. Through the calendar year, resort guests can visit Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon for free on their check-in day. This is for registered resort guests. The water park that is open at the time changes throughout the year.

Disneys Riviera Resort view from top floor
Disney’s Riviera Resort is located near Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and offers Disney Skyliner transportation to both.

Early Theme Park Entry and Extended Evening Theme Park Hours Offered Through 2025

Early Theme Park Entry for Disney Resort Hotel Guests has been extended through 2025. This allows resort guests to enter Walt Disney World theme parks 30 minutes early every day. See the official site for more information on Disney World early entry.

Extended Evening Theme Park Hours is like an Extra Magic Hours replacement but only available to those staying at Deluxe resort hotels. This, of course, includes Disney Vacation Club properties! Check the calendar to see where and when these last night opportunities are offered.

Disney Genie+

Disney Genie+, the paid FastPass+ replacement, is available for purchase in the My Disney Experience app on the day of your visit. Advanced purchase is no longer offered. Disney Genie+ will now be sold in limited quantities as well. It’s possible it could sell out for the day with these changes in place. The pricing structure for Disney Genie+ has also changed and now fluctuates based on the day like tickets. The service started at $15 but has since been as high as $35. This does not include Individual Lightning Lanes that require an additional purchase to pass the standby line or virtual queue.

A wooden chair and tables in front of cowboy art in a western style restaurant called Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort
Even with the Disney dining plan, you must book your restaurant reservations individually.

Disney Vacation Packages 2025 and the Disney Dining Plan

Even when you book the Disney Dining Plan as part of Disney vacation packages, there is still additional planning to do for dining. Whether you have the Disney Dining Plan or not, you still need to book Advance Dining Reservations for sit down restaurants. Dining reservations are very necessary for most restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort. Character dining is especially popular. It’s possible to book some dining reservations the week of your trip. For the best outcome, book as soon as possible. This will help you get your top restaurant picks.

Book Your Disney Dining Reservations Ahead of Time

Dining reservations can be made 60 days in advance of the first day of your trip if you’re staying at a Walt Disney World Resort. This gives you an advantage over those not staying at a Disney resort hotel. You can book restaurants online, via the My Disney Experience app or by calling (407)WDW-DINE.

How to Get Last Minute Disney Dining Reservations

If you aren’t able to get the restaurant reservations you want during the initial booking period, there’s still another chance. Yes it’s possible, though not so efficient, to keep checking back up until your trip. However, the most effective time to check is the day before or the morning of when you potentially want to dine. Many reservations become available each day as guests cancel or change their plans. When looking for reservations during your trip, always try the morning of or the day before. Those cancelling reservations and wanting to avoid fees need to cancel within a certain period of time, hence freeing up space. You can always visit the concierge in the lobby for assistance on your trip.

A blue hot air balloon style attraction at Disney Springs
You can go for a balloon ride at Disney Springs.

Booking Enchanting Extras for 2025

Enchanting Extras are exciting plans and offerings to include in your vacation itinerary for an additional cost. These also must be booked separately and are not part of Disney vacation packages.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

The most popular and well known of these may be the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. As of early 2024, only one of these locations has reopened. That’s the Magic Kingdom location which is inside Cinderella Castle. This salon style princess hair and makeup experience is for young guests between the ages of 3 and 12.

Disney World Spas

Other beloved Enchanting Extras include spa services like those enjoyed at the Grand Floridian Spa and Mandara Spa. Massages, facials and more can help you truly relax on your trip. Grand Floridian Spa appointments can be booked online as can Mandara Spa appointments.

Tours at Walt Disney World

Guided tours are also a fun part of the Disney Parks experience. This can include varying styles of touring the parks from educational commentary to expedited access to attractions. Some fan favorites are the Behind the Seeds tour at Epcot and special animal experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom like Up Close with Rhinos.

Disney Springs Experiences

More extras you’ll love at Disney Springs include Vintage Amphicar Rides and the Aerophile balloon ride. It’s nice to have options and cater to your travel party’s interests. Drawn to Life Presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney is also something that will add to any trip. This is the first true collaborative effort between Disney and Cirque and it’s a wondrous production that leaves guests delighted.

Celebrate with a Cake

Then there are extras like cake ordering which can enhance special occasions. If you’re tempted, remember life is a special occasion and cake on vacation is always a good idea. Specialty Mickey Mouse cakes can be delivered to your restaurant table when ordered in advance. For vegan, gluten free or dairy free diners or those avoiding other common allergens, try Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC. This grab and go spot located at Disney Springs also takes orders for cakes in advance. Erin McKenna’s cakes can also be delivered to participating table service restaurants.

More to do at Disney World

For more magical fun, consider Winter Summerland Miniature Golf, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Savi’s Workshop Handbuilt Lightsaber experience, Surfing Programs at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Splitsville Luxury Lanes, fireworks dining packages, private specialty cruises, Sangria University at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, swimming with dolphins at Epcot, the Fort Wilderness Archery Experience, golf lessons, horseback riding, horse drawn carriage rides, fireworks dessert parties, painting experiences and more.

The number to call for booking most Enchanting Extras is 407-WDW-PLAY. See more magical add ons on the Enchanting Extras page on Disney’s site.

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Sparkly Nicole

Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.

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