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  • On Sep 28, 2022
    Cathie from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How close to arrival can a departure date be modified?

    Hiya, Cathie!

    Welcome to planDisney! I am so excited to see that you are planning a visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth in just a few short weeks. I am sure that everyone in your party is getting excited about your upcoming arrival. But we all know that sometimes travel plans change, and if you need to modify your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort, here is all you need to know about changing the dates of your trip.

    Walt Disney World vacation packages can be modified without any change fees 30 or more days prior to arrival. You can change the dates of your trip through your My Disney Experience account on the Walt Disney World website. Changes cannot be made through the My Disney Experience app. Select the My Plans option from the My Disney Experience account drop-down menu. Next to your resort hotel details will be a Change link. Choose this to modify your upcoming dates. Packages that are changed after the 30-day timeframe may be subject to a change fee. Changes may need to be made by speaking with a friendly Cast Member by phone with Disney Resort Hotel Reservations, as soon arrival packages are not always able to be modified online. 

    If your upcoming reservation is a room-only booking (accommodations without tickets) you can change your dates up to 5 days prior to your arrival without any change fees and these changes can also be made through your My Disney Experience account. If your arrival is less than five days away and you need to make changes, you will need to reach out to that same phone line, Disney Resort Hotel Reservations.

    Changes to your departure date are also based on your Walt Disney World Resort Collection hotel's availability. Should you find that you are looking to add extra nights and there are no rooms available, you can also consider doing a split stay! This is when Guest starts their magical vacation at one resort, and moves to another during their stay. You can even leave your luggage with Bell Services to be transferred to your next resort while you head off to your favorite theme park. 

    Cathie, don't forget to change or make new Park Pass reservations if your travel plans change. All four theme parks currently require a reservation in addition to a valid theme park ticket. Your Park Pass reservations for your current dates can also be modified online in a few easy steps

    I hope your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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