Mom and Child at Art of Animation
  • On Mar 20, 2020
    Christina from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    When do hotels allow for bookings in January 2021?

    Hi Christina,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so excited to hear you're planning a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth next year. I have visited Walt Disney World Resort during the month of January several times and think it's a great time to visit! What better way to start your new year off than with a magical vacation?

    If you want to make a Room-Only Reservation for one of the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, you can call Resort Reservations and make a reservation 499 days in advance of your check-in date. If you plan to book a Vacation Package including your resort room, theme park tickets, and/or a Disney Dining Plan, they are released in the summer for the following year. The Disney Parks Blog will usually have a post when Vacation Packages are released. In the past, booking for Vacation Packages has been released in mid-June. I would start keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog in June so as soon as the packages are released you can book your vacation.

    I don't know about you, but I'm hoping the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts will return next year. This festival is a Celebration of Art, Entertainment, and Food. We didn't realize this Festival would be happening when we planned a January vacation but we fell in love with it! There were amazing performances, incredible visual arts, and delicious culinary arts to sample!

    Christina, thank you for visiting us with another great question. I hope you will let us know if we can help you with any other planning questions before your visit.
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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