Girl at Disneyworld
  • On Apr 9, 2024
    Trever from VA 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 far in advance can i make a reservation

    Hey Howdy Hey, Trever, and. welcome to planDisney!

    There's nothing quite like the feeling of receiving a confirmation email from Walt Disney World Resort securing your vacation and kicking off your next magical countdown, so let's see when you can begin the pixie-dusted process!

    Historically, Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservations and vacation packages have become available during the summer months for the next calendar year. This year, however, 2025 reservations became available earlier than anticipated (in February of 2024), so it's difficult to say if this will become the new trend or if this year was simply an anomaly. If I had to take a guess, I would say that 2027 vacations will be available for booking no later than Summer 2026, but only Mickey (and possibly Madame Leota) knows the exact date. Once your magical vacation is confirmed and linked to your My Disney Experience account, keep an eye on your My Disney Experience mobile app where you'll have access to a fun countdown where you can watch the number of days until you're in the middle of the magic happily tick away. 

    In my opinion, one of the best parts of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is the deliciously unique dining available in theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, Disney's BoardWalk, and Disney Springs. If you're hoping to enjoy some of Walt Disney World's more popular restaurants, you'll want to make your advance dining reservations as soon as they become available for your dates. If you are staying in a Disney Resort hotel, you'll be able to make dining reservations for the length of your stay 60 days before your check-in date. If you are unable to secure everything you were hoping to right away, don't panic! Keep checking back periodically. Reservations often become available as people alter their plans. I've even secured multiple same-day reservations during past vacations! If all else fails, you can also check the My Disney Experience app to see if there is availability on the walk-up list

    With so much time to plan a practically perfect vacation, I encourage you to keep an eye on Disney Parks Blog for the most up-to-date information on updates, events, and announcements at Walt Disney World Resort. You can also always stop back by planDisney with any questions you may have. We're always happy to help!

    Hakuna Matata,
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Meet the Panelist: Lizzie, Georgia

Hi y'all! I'm Lizzie, a happily married teacher, coach, and proud dog mom of three from Georgia. While I loved the magic of Disney as a child, it wasn't until my twenties that pixie dust became a defining characteristic of my personality (and my wardrobe). I can't wait to answer your Walt Disney World Resort vacation questions so that you can embrace your inner 'hakuna matata' as you stroll through The Most Magical Place on Earth with your favorite Mickey-shaped snack in hand.  Learn More About Lizzie

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