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  • On Feb 29, 2012
    Beth from TX 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.

    Greetngs from Dallas, We are planning our daughter who is currently 2ish first trip to WDW. We wont be going until Oct 2013. How early can you start booking . I like to plan early so that I can secure character dining. etc. Thanks

    Hi Beth,

    October is a wonderful time to visit Walt Disney World. The temperatures can be a bit more mild, and there is the bonus of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival as well as Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.  Another treat to visiting in the fall is that there are often Special Offers.  

    Typically, the room rates and packages for upcoming years have historically been released mid-summer, so you may be able to start seeing the 2013 packages mid-July of this year.  If that seems too overwhelming to try and monitor, a reputable travel agent should be able to help you.  AAA often has Disney specialists as well as perks for booking a WDW package with them. 

    As a Disney guest, you can make 10 days worth of dining reservations 180 days out from your arrival date.

    Please let us know if we can help with any more questions that you have; it can be quite overwhelming planning a trip to WDW, and we are happy to help.    
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I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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