• On Feb 12, 2017
    Maria from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going to Disney Feb 8-14, 2018. I know the packages are not open to book yet, however do you advise booking rooms only then modifying it or waiting until the packages open?

    Dear Maria,

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question about booking for 2018! I am also someone who likes to plan ahead, so I understand totally your interest in getting started with your booking.

    In my mind, there is really no reason not to book your rooms now and then check back for package availability as it opens up closer to your dates. I also recommend looking for discounts as the dates get closer as well. The earlier that you book, the better chance that you have of getting the dates that you are interested in we move closer. Plus, you can start to pay for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation as soon as you book your room. That always helps me too, as I like to have everything pre-paid so that I can really relax and enjoy my vacation without worrying about later bills!

    Moms Panel tip - Once your reservation is booked, you can start to plan using the My Disney Experience app either on your phone or your computer.

    Have a magical time planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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