• On Jul 31, 2017
    Lucy from South Australia Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are on a moderate budget, however we may save enough before our stay in May 2018 to go for deluxe. Can we book PO Riverside now and then change to a deluxe resort booking in 2018? If so, should we book tickets and dining reservations this year or wait?

    Dear Lucy,

    Thank you so much for reaching out from down under to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    I completely understand your strategy here, and I have actually done the same type of thing as I plan my Walt Disney World Resort vacations. 

    I highly recommend making your reservation for your desired moderate resort hotel now, to avoid the situation of having that resort hotel sell out for your desired dates. If you have the situation where you are able to save the amount that you wish to save in order to upgrade to a deluxe resort hotel, then you can absolutely upgrade and any amount that you have already paid towards your trip will be applied to the new reservation. Of course, this is pending availability in the deluxe resort that you have chosen.

    Your Advanced Dining Reservations will not be affected by a change in hotel.

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K.  
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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