Top Reasons to Plan Your Summer 2023 Disney World Vacation Now!

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If you haven’t planned your Summer 2023 Disney World Vacation, now is the time!  While I can always find a few excuses to plan a vacation, this summer has even more reasons than ever before.  There are new attractions, new restaurants, and night-time shows.  You’ll love the longer park hours and extra time in the parks.  There are also some great new discounts.  Vacation planning doesn’t have to be hard.  Plan a vacation with less stress, less hassle, and less money, when you book with one of our agents at The Magic for Less Travel.

Summer 2023 Disney World Vacation Discounts

Summer discounts may be the best reason to plan that 2023 Walt Disney World vacation.  The only thing better than planning your vacation is planning it with a great discount!  A great tip is that summer can actually have great pricing at Walt Disney World! For instance, these are some of the discounts that are available now:

  • Save up to 25% on stays most nights July 11 to August 20, and September 15 to September 28, 2023
  • Save up to 30% on stays most nights August 21 to September 14, 2023

In addition, annual passholders, Florida residents, and Disney Visa cardholders have special discounts too!

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

You can even save up to $700 on a 2-night stay at select Disney Resort hotels when you book a select Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser voyage from February 5 through September 30, 2023 — valid for stays immediately before or after their voyage. In addition,  annual passholders can save 30% on select Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser—valid on select voyages from April 15 to June 28, 2023.  Disney Visa cardholders can also save 30% on select voyages May – September 2023.

For more details, let one of the great agents at The Magic for Less Travel help you find the discount and the best pricing that works for you!

New Walt Disney World Attractions

Whether you’re a fan of thrill rides or prefer family-friendly attractions, there’s no shortage of fun and excitement at Walt Disney World this summer. One of the most exciting new attractions at Walt Disney World is TRON Lightcycle / Run. This rollercoaster-style attraction takes you on a high-speed journey through a digital world.

Summer 2023 Disney World Vacation Tron
TRON Lightcycle / Run at the Magic Kingdom

Thrill seekers will also want to head to Epcot to experience Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. This indoor roller coaster is the first of its kind and has #AllTheDisneyThrills!

Guests of all ages will enjoy Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in Epcot. This family-friendly attraction takes guests on a ride through Gusteau’s kitchen, where you’ll encounter all sorts of adventures. Remember that most of the attractions at Walt Disney World have no height requirements, so the whole family can enjoy these attractions.  Don’t miss favorites like Peter Pan’s Flight, Spaceship Earth, and Kilimanjaro Safaris.  Download our Walt Disney World Height Requirements Chart here.

Lower Crowds

One of the best kept Disney tips, is that summer travel dates often have lower crowds than other popular travel dates.  While Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and spring break travel may see larger crowds, the summer crowds are much easier to manage!  Pair that with extended summer park hours, summer Disney travel discounts, and special summer events, and you may find that summer is one of your favorite times to travel to Walt Disney World!

New Walt Disney World Dining

Disney vacation dining options are plentiful and now we have some new menus, new snacks, and even a new restaurant! Roundup Rodeo BBQ is the newest restaurant located in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Become one of Andy’s honorary toys and enjoy a platter of house-smoked items like ribs, beef brisket, fire-grilled smoke sausage and much more.

In addition, the fan-favorite Narcoossee’s, recently reopened and showcases menu offerings from the land and sea. After you dine on surf-and-turf,  scallops and gnocchi, or blackened redfish, treat yourself to the almond-crusted cheesecake with cherry sauce.

Make sure you check out all of the character dining options available too!  Dining with characters is a great way to add some Disney fun to your day.

Re-imagined Disney Resort Rooms

If you are like me, a Disney Resort is a big part of my vacation.  Disney has been making some updates and big improvements to the rooms at their resorts.  You will find more plugs and ports, more storage, better layouts, and clean, fresh, new looks.  Of course, there is still lots of Disney magic in the rooms too!

Check out the beautiful new rooms with subtle Mary Poppins theming at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Of course, everyone loves the new Moana themed rooms at Disney’s Polynesian Village.

Disney World Resorts
Polynesian Resort Rooms

You will see updated rooms at many of the other Disney resorts as well!

Extended Summer Park Hours

Summer travel means longer park hours and that opens up many possibilities for your vacation. Enjoy park time in the mornings and evenings, and take an afternoon break to enjoy your resort pool.  Or sleep in and enjoy a leisurely start to the day.  Consider park hopping to experience one park in the  morning and another in the afternoon.  In addition, you can choose a park ticket that includes access to the Disney Water Parks!  This ticket add-on is surprisingly affordable and lets you enjoy more parks!

Typhoon Lagoon water park
Typhoon Lagoon

Night Time Shows

Walt Disney World is famous for its incredible nighttime shows, and this summer will be no exception. Don’t miss the return of “Happily Ever After”  at the Magic Kingdom.  Fantasmic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a must-see nighttime show that features classic Disney characters and impressive special effects, including pyrotechnics and water projections. You will also see the return of the Epcot Forever show in Epcot.

Magic Kingdom Fireworks Happily Ever After
Happily Ever After at the Magic Kingdom

Even More Extra Time in the Parks

Guests staying at onsite Walt Disney World resorts can take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry.  This great benefit means you can enter any of the four theme parks, one half hour early everyday!   Check out all the attractions you can experience during Early Theme Park Entry.  And, guests staying at select Walt Disney World resorts, also benefit from Extended Evening Hours. Extended evening hours also give you another opportunity to grab that virtual queue for attractions like TRON and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind at Epcot
Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

Disney Pool Time!

Summer means pool time and Disney’s resorts are known for their themed pools. Some of the pools can be just as fun and exciting as the parks themselves!  Plan a stay at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club and enjoy Stormalong Bay.  This massive pool complex features a lazy river, a sand-bottomed pool, and a giant shipwreck waterslide.  Or enjoy the Big Blue Pool with a stay at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort This Pixar movie themed pool features underwater speakers that play music as well as a splash pad and an interactive water play area. No matter what Disney resort you choose, you’re sure to find a pool with plenty of fun and Disney magic!

Summer 2023 Disney World Disney Pools
Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club

Character Hugs

You’ll be delighted to know that Walt Disney World offers many opportunities to meet and interact with your favorite characters. From Mickey and Minnie Mouse to Elsa and Anna from “Frozen,” you can snap photos, get autographs, and even share a hug with your beloved characters.

Summer 2023 Disney World Character meals

Summer 2023 Disney World After Hours Events

You can experience even more magic in less time with special Disney After Hours event tickets. With a ticket to a Disney After Hours event, you can explore the theme parks like never before as it stays open for 3 extra hours after the park closes just for Guests with event tickets.

Enjoy lower wait times,  time with Disney characters and even snacks! They are all included with the cost of the event ticket. There are After Hours events at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and the H2O Glow After Hours at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.

Epcot at night

Summer 2023 Disney World Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

Your favorite Epcot Festival returns to Epcot and runs this year from July 27 to November 18, 2023.  Add a little flavor to your summer 2023 Disney World vacation as you taste your way through Epcot’s  global marketplaces.  Enjoy live music at the Eat to the Beat concerts as well as special activities designed for children and adults.

Summer 2023 Disney World Epcot Food and Wine Festival
2023 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

It’s not too late to plan that Summer 2023 Disney World vacation.  The Magic for Less Travel can take away the stress of planning your Disney vacation.   Take advantage of complimentary vacation planning services provided by a professional destination expert. Request a no-obligation quote today.




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