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  • On Jan 30, 2013
    Arlie from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    For 6-29/7-6/2013. Is it best to make a room only Reservations & add tickets later in case discount happens! If not can I add a myway package/tickets afterwards/ within 45 days. What is difference online Reservations VS calling Central Office. Thanks

    Hi Arlie!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    In most cases, Disney can upgrade a "room only" reservation to a package reservation at the same resort without any problems.  At some times of the year, however, it's hard to do that due to high occupancy rates and limited number of package discounts (the primary reason most guest switch from one to the other).  A Disney Dining Plan definitely needs to be added to a package reservation at least a few days before you show up at Walt Disney World; you can't add it at check-in.

    My recommendation would be to go ahead and make a room only reservation at the resort you would like to stay at and just keep your eyes and ears open for any discounts.  July 4th is one of the most crowded days of the year at Walt Disney World; in fact, I personally think July is one of the most crowded months at Walt Disney World so keep that in mind.

    I hope this helps!  Please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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