A Disney World Park Pass Upgrade, No Mountain for Moana and More

Walt Disney World's Park Pass reservation system finally gets a much needed improvement, plus Moana doesn't get her mountain, news on the return of full character greetings on Disney Cruise Line and Galactic Starcruiser has new voyages available.
Walt Disney World Park Pass Reservation System gets an Improvement

One of the biggest pains of the Disney World Park Pass system -- other than the fact that it still exists at all -- has been fixed. You can now modify a park reservation, including date, park and party members (subject to availability), rather than having to cancel and re-book.

You can also book theme park reservations with different admission types – so whether you’re an Annual Passholder, date-based ticket holder or visiting with a Cast Member, you can all make your reservations at one time.  

The question still remains though: for nearly 50 years we got along just fine without Park Pass. It came into effect during the Walt Disney World reopening stages of covid to limit and monitor crowd sizes. But that need has now passed. So why is Park Pass still here? It's an annoyance and yet another thing requiring advance booking for no good reason at all.


New Details about Moana's attraction at EPCOT: Journey of Water

If you're wondering what's behind those unsightly construction walls at EPCOT, here's the scoop.

Journey of Water is an upcoming Moana attraction that will allow you to explore and engage with water as it travels from sky to ocean and back again: the natural cycle of water.  

Fans Disney's Moana will see familiar shapes and characters carved into the rocks and waterways throughout Journey of Water. A great example of this is Moana herself, who will be positioned proudly – celebrating water’s arrival at the ocean.

So while we would still prefer the often rumored fourth mountain Moana attraction in Disney's Magic Kingdom Park, Journey of Water at least gives Moana a small nod at EPCOT.


Traditional Character Greetings Return Onboard at Disney Cruise Line

Traditional character greetings, up-close character greetings, including autographs, are now resuming across the entire Disney Cruise Line fleet.


New Dates for Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Sailings

New on sale dates have been released for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. See below for the booking cadence for voyages through September 2023:
  • August 25: Club 33 and Golden Oak
  • August 26: Invited Star Wars affinity groups
  • August 30: Disney Vacation Club Members
  • August 31: Annual Passholders
  • September 1: Open to the general public

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Amelia Belobradic
Amelia Belobradic
Amelia Belobradic is co-host of 1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel News Podcast.
Mike Belobradic
Mike Belobradic
Mike Belobradic is the creator and co-host of the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com and a longtime expert on Disney travel.
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