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  • On May 3, 2012
    Roxanne from LA 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.

    My family and I will be visiting for the first time in February 2013. Is this a good time to visit and what are the crowds like. When will I be able to view prices, book my package and see the list of times for shows and attractions

    Hi Roxanne!

    February is a GREAT time to consider planning a visit to Walt Disney World. I've traveled myself at that time of year several times now and the crowds are generally quite low, the weather mild and the rates excellent!

    Package pricing for Magic Your Way Vacation Packages usually come out in June - July of the previous year. If you're already confident of the resort and dates that you'd like to reserve, you can do so now, and then turn your 'Room Only Reservation' into a package reservation as soon as rates come out! The way to do this is to call (407) 939-7429 and reserve your dates and resort. You'll pay for one night's room rate based on 2012 rates, to secure your booking.

    Watch the website and when package pricing for 2013 becomes available, you'll just call back in and ask to have your reservation made into a Magic Your Way package vacation (including your park tickets and Disney Dining Plan if you wish). Your credit card will be refunded for the one night's stay (or transferred to your new package booking if you prefer) and you would be charged the regular $200 deposit to secure the package at that time!

    Park hours are usually posted on the Walt Disney World website 6 months in advance, so by September you'll be able to see the park hours. Be sure to also book your Dining Reservations online 180 days in advance of your vacation!

    Another great resource to check, is the allearsnet website. This site is a non-Disney affiliated fan site which posts great up to date information regarding shows, parades and fireworks times as well as plenty of other detailed, Walt Disney World information. It's another great resource to help you in your planning.

    Thank you for visiting the Walt Disney World Moms Panel Roxanne!
    I hope you'll visit me again if I can provide you with any further assistance as you begin planning your Magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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