• On Oct 24, 2017
    Fiona from Victoria Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Booking dates. We are looking to book hotel at WDW for late Sept 2020. After a bit of looking round, am I guessing right that to book as soon as the dates come available, I'm looking at July 2019 as the ealiest I can book from?

    Hello Fiona! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Like you, I am always planning future Walt Disney World Resort vacation years in advance. In fact, I already have my family's stay at the recently announced Star Wars-Themed Resort Hotel scheduled even though Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge has not even opened yet.

    When booking Walt Disney World Resort vacations online, Magic Your Way Packages or taking advantages of Special Offers for a new year, Guests generally have to wait until closer to the actual travel dates that planning necessitates. Historically, the option to book Walt Disney World Resort vacations online and Magic Your Way Packages for the next calendar year are available in the previous summer.

    Special Offers usually become available even closer to travel dates.

    The good news is that Guests are able to make Room-Only Resort Hotel Reservations up to 499 days in advance of the proposed Check-In Date by calling (407)939-1936. I do this with most of my Walt Disney World Resort Reservations to secure my first choice of dates and Resort Hotels before attempting to Change My Reservation when the options become available to take advantage of Special Offers or Packages I may be interested in.

    You can also make changes to these Room-Only resort Hotel Reservations through your My Disney Experience Account. Just be sure to keep aware of when Special Offers are released as you need to act quickly in order to capitalize.

    Happy Planning!

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