Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Sep 27, 2012
    Jef from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    When should I call and actually start calling and booking my vacation? We are looking to visit next fall, but want to wait until they offer the free dining?

    Hi, Jef!  I think it's never too early to start planning!  Once you decide on a budget, you can begin narrowing down where you'd like to stay.  You are definitely within the booking window, although if a free dining promotion is offered (and it's never guaranteed), it probably won't be until into next year when those types of promotions are offered.

    You can go ahead and book a room only reservation now if you want, especially if you are committed to a specific resort.  In many cases, you can call in when promotions are announced and rebook your reservation to include the discounts or offers.

    And don't forget - you can book dining reservations 180 days in advance!

    Have a great time planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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