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  • On Apr 11, 2020
    Kristen from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How far in advance can I request room #s? Traveling in Nov; staying in the ContGarden Wing in 2 connecting rooms. I want to request a few room #s that Unofficial Guide rec’d. Magic bands: previously chose ours but now website says out of stock for all?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a great question, Kristen! 

    I had the opportunity of staying with my family at the iconic Disney’s Contemporary Resort during our last visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, and I can definitely say that it was a magical experience like no other.

    We really appreciated that it took only a 5-minute walk to get from the lobby to Magic Kingdom Park entrance, not to mention that my favorite restaurant is located at this hotel, the amazing California Grill. Disney’s Contemporary Resort is also home to Chef Mickey’s, an extremely popular character dining location that offers Guests the opportunity to have a meal with the Fab Five: Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Donald Duck.

    However, I believe that what truly made our stay unforgettable was our Guest room: a main tower room with theme park view. Watching the Magic Kingdom fireworks every night from our balcony was an experience I will never forget. While making reservations you are allowed to select room type, but it is not possible to pick a specific room number. I also did some research to find out the best floors and room numbers for our magical stay. I decided to call to put in a request on our reservation for our preferred floors and even room numbers. Cast Members will be happy to add requests to your reservation, but please note that they are not guaranteed. I was lucky to have my requests granted on this last stay, but on many other occasions that was not the case. I usually add room requests approximately a week before check-in by contacting my travel agent or calling (407) 939-1936.

    Kristen, please note that while the theme parks and Disney Resort hotels are temporarily closed, it will not be possible to place MagicBand orders linked to a Disney Resort hotel reservation. Keep checking your Disney account for additional updates and to find out when you will be allowed to customize your bands again. 

    Thank you for sending another question our way! I hope this helps you while planning and that you come back to visit us real soon! 

    Best magical wishes,
    Thiana 
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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