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  • On Jan 31, 2023
    Gar from MS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Historically when are December discounts for hotel packages announced? Considering a trip for early December and noticed hotels are still full price. Thanks!

    Welcome to planDisney, Gar! I'm glad you stopped by with this great question. I love visiting Walt Disney World Resort during the holidays because the decorations and parades are heartwarming. I always feel like a kid again! 

    Although there is no set time when special rates are released, and there's no guarantee holiday rates will be offered this year, we can look at past dates to see how the process has worked. Typically, discounts on Disney Resorts Collection Hotels are released three or four months in advance, so I'd suggest keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog starting around August or September. There are usually limited rooms set aside for discounts, so the sooner you can take advantage, the better.

    Gar, I often book my resort well in advance at the full price by paying the deposit only. Then, when discounts and deals are released, I check to see if my room is eligible for the new rate. If it is, I can apply the adjustment online in My Disney Experience. Or I'll call a friendly Cast Member at Disney Resort Hotel Reservations to see if my resort stay is eligible for the new price. The holidays are one of the busiest times at Walt Disney World, so I like having my resort secured. This might be a good option for you since December is a busy season.

    One of my favorite resorts to visit during the holidays is Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. It's a gorgeous resort any time of year, but it becomes a magical wonderland during the holidays. The iconic Gingerbread House will take your breath away! 

    Gar, I'm sending some special holiday pixie dust that you can take advantage of some special pricing for your upcoming December trip. I'm sure you're going to have a holly jolly time! Stop by planDisney anytime! 

    Magic awaits,
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