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  • On Jun 22, 2022
    Eve from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I would like to book a vacation for 3 people for Oct 18 and to Oct 22. Do I have the full amount paid before I can book a park?

    Hello Eve,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. Fall is a great time to visit Walt Disney World (of course, every time of year is a great time to visit). The weather is usually still quite warm, crowds are a little lower, the parks are decorated for the season, and the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is in full swing.

    As soon as you book your vacation you'll be able to make your theme park reservations. You don't have to wait until you've paid for your vacation in full. In fact, payment in full isn't due until 30 days prior to your arrival, so you'll also be able to make all of your dining reservations prior to that date as well. Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel can book dining for their entire vacation beginning 60 days prior to check-in. This is also when you'll be able to book any special experiences like Savi's Workshop where guests can design a custom lightsaber. 

    I'm not sure what type of tickets you are planning to purchase, but if you are planning to add the Park Hopper Option to your tickets, you'll only need to book the FIRST park you plan to visit each day. Once you've entered that park you'll be able to hop to any other park at 2:00 PM (or whenever park hopping begins) without an additional reservation.

    Hope this helps. Enjoy planning your magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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