Grandparents with children and Character
  • On Jun 6, 2023
    Jamina from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! From this morning to this evening the cost of hotel +tickets changed quite a bit. ($300 difference). Do the cost of rooms (+tickets) increase over time? Because of this, how far in advance is the best time to purchase hotels+tickets for my trip?

    Hi there, Jamina! 

    I always like to say the only thing better than planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is being on one! I hope, like me, you find that planning the vacation makes you feel closer to the magic. So whether you’re deciding which dining reservations you’ll be making or which characters you’ll be meeting on your vacation at The Most Magical Place on Earth, your pals at planDisney are here to help you along the way!

    Jamina, my rule when booking our vacation, whether a Walt Disney World Resort Vacation Package, which includes theme park tickets and a Disney Resort hotel room, or just a Disney Resort hotel room-only reservation, is always to book it as soon as your dates become available. By doing this, you’ve snagged the room type you need, which is always subject to availability. And as new special offers are released, if your vacation is eligible, you should be able to apply the offer to your existing booking! Isn’t that awesome? 

    If you do see a new offer that you’re interested in, you may be able to apply it to your current reservation through your My Disney Experience account. To do so, please follow these steps:

    -Visit the Walt Disney World Resort website.
    -Hover over the My Disney Experience logo on the top right.
    -Select the My Plans option from the drop-down menu.
    -Locate your reservation and choose the Modify Reservation link.

    Here, you should be able to modify your reservation to apply any special offers. If you do not see the link or the offer, please don’t hesitate to call and speak to a friendly Cast Member at Disney Resort Hotel Reservations, and they’ll be happy to look into your reservation to help you further. 

    You’re going to LOVE staying in the magic, Jamina. Each Disney Resort hotel tells a magical story with unique theming and, of course, legendary service. Recently, my family stayed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge; with so much to do there, we opted for an extra Resort hotel day and not go into the park! Between delectable dining options, activities like swimming and Jambo House Campfire, and of course, animal-watching, we had the most magical time!

    Wishing you an enchanting visit, Jamina!

    Aena 
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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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