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  • On Mar 19, 2019
    Amber from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How long in advance do you suggest starting to plan a Walt Disney World vacation? Does the number of members in the party change the planning time frame? Are tickets purchased on Undercover Tourist good indefinitely or do they expire once prices go up?

    Hi Amber,

    How exciting to know you are thinking about a future Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let me try to give you some tips to make it a vacation of a lifetime.

    It is never too early to start planning. I'm already looking forward for vacations later this year, the next year, and the following. Just like the Force, it is true! But how do you start? I always recommend my friends and family to book a Vacation Package, which includes your Theme Park Tickets as well as a stay at a Disney Resort Hotel. All you need is a small deposit, which is fully refundable up to 30 days before arrival, when your balance will be due. Tickets purchased separately are non-refundable and have expiration dates.

    The benefits for staying at a Disney Resort Hotel are incredible, such as the ability to book FastPass+ reservations up to 60 days in advance, access to the Theme Parks before and after hours with Extra Magic Hours, and complimentary motorcoach transportation to and from Orlando International Airport with Disney's Magical Express. Start by calling a vacation planning expert at (407) 939-1936, or your travel agent.

    One last tip: Mickey wants help our budgets with amazing Special Offers, such as discounts on rooms or Theme Park Tickets. Happy planning.

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Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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