• On Mar 17, 2013
    Rebecca from ON 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.

    Hi panel, a friend of mine is thinking about booking for Jan 2014. Can she make resort reservations over the phone for next year or does she have to wait until closer to 2014?

    Hi Rebecca,

    Booking a WDW vacation is so exciting, and she doesn't have to wait! Your friend can book her room reservation up to 500 days in advance, but she'll have to call Disney directly or book through a travel agent.  Right now, she would only be able to book her room, not a package that includes tickets or dining plans - but she can add those to her reservation at a later date. Also, the prices that she will be quoted will be pricing for the current year, but they will most likely increase when the 2014 pricing comes out.

    After New Year's, January is traditionally a slow month. Unless she has a specific room that she wants, I recommend waiting until the 2014 pricing is available, usually sometime in the summer. That way she'll be able to book her entire package at one time. Plus, she'll be able to do it online, which some people prefer.

    Hope this helps.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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