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  • On Dec 6, 2023
    Krista from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Although it feels last minute, we are considering a trip right after Christmas, end of December. What is the best way to plan tickets and hotel - together or separately? And can a FL Resident gift a hotel reservation?

    Hey there, hi there, Krista! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney.

    Woohoo! I couldn't be happier to hear that the magic is calling, and you're answering the call by planning a magical adventure at The Most Magical Place on Earth during the most wonderful time of the year. Even though I'm a planner at heart, I love the spontaneity and excitement of booking a last-minute Walt Disney World Resort vacation ... the countdown to the magic will tick down faster than you can say "bibbidi, bobbidi, boo!" Since your holiday vacation is just around the riverbend, let's get this planning party started, shall we?!

    I recommend starting your planning on the Special Offers, Deals & Discounts page on the Walt Disney World website to see if there are any ways you can save on your upcoming vacation. For instance, right now, for your desired travel dates, you can Get Up to $1,000 on a Disney Dining Promo Card with a Non-Discounted 5-Night, 4-Day Room-and-Ticket Package at Select Disney Resort Hotels. But hurry, because this offer ends soon! If your dates are flexible, there is also a Last Chance Offer available. Book by December 15, 2023, to Save Up to 25 Percent on Rooms at Select Disney Resort Hotels starting January 9, 2024. 

    To book a vacation by taking advantage of your favorite offer, just click on the offer and click the blue "Check Availability" button to search dates, book your room and add your Theme Park Tickets to your package. I find that it is much more convenient to book your room and tickets at the same time; plus, it's easier to take advantage of discounts and deals when you purchase your room and tickets together as a vacation package online. Happy booking! Start your pixie-dusted countdown!

    While you can share a discounted room with a Florida resident who is taking advantage of a Florida Resident room discount, the resident does have to be present in the room to get the deal. So, unfortunately, that means that a Florida resident cannot simply gift you a discounted stay. But Hakuna Matata! It means "no worries." I think you will find your practically perfect discount for the vacation of your dreams!

    I hope this helps, Krista, and I hope you have the most magical and memorable upcoming visit and new year! Please feel free to stop by any time with any questions you may have. You've got a friend in me!

    See ya real soon,


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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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