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  • On Aug 25, 2014
    Lori from NS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I know I'm early but we're planning a trip for January 2016. How early can /should I book packages. There'll be a group of us going and will need 3 or 4 rooms together.

    Hi, Lori!

    Welcome, and thanks for your great question. I’m glad you’re already thinking about your upcoming vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! 

    You can reserve accommodations at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel up to 499 days in advance by calling (407) W-DISNEY (934-7639), so you can already make reservations for a vacation that begins in early January 2016. As you may have noticed, you can currently check prices and book rooms through the Walt Disney World website for check-in dates up to and including Dec. 31, 2015 only. You should be able to book by phone now or within the next few weeks, depending on your intended travel dates. You’ll only be able to reserve a hotel room, not packages that include extras like park tickets or the Disney Dining Plan, for dates in 2016. You will be reserving your room at the 2015 rates, but when the rates and package details for 2016 are released (usually in the month of August immediately prior to your travel year) the rate will be automatically adjusted to reflect the current prices. You can also make a room-only reservation to be converted into a vacation package after that year’s rates are announced.  

    I hope this helps, Lori, and that you have a perfectly pixie-dusted Walt Disney World Resort visit in 2016! Please write back with more questions as you continue to plan.

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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