• On Feb 14, 2017
    Laura from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are participating in the 2018 WDW Marathon weekend and can't wait; we'll also be bringing our one year old son for his first visit! When is the best time to book hotels?

    Hi Laura!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Congratulations on taking part in the 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend!

    I always like to recommend that people book as early as they possibly can, especially during a popular runDisney event! While you are currently unable to book online, you can book over the phone 499 days out from arrival. To do so I'd recommend booking travel through runDisney by calling 407-939-iRun. While packages are not released just yet, you can book your room only reservation with the understanding that your rate is not guaranteed and may fluctuate as packages are released. You can then add your tickets and Disney Dining Plan at a later date to complete your reservation. This way you know you at least have a room at a resort that you want.

    I'd then continue to check back on the Walt Disney World special offers, deals & discounts to see if anything pops up during the dates you have booked. If it does and it applies to your room and type you can call and they will adjust your rate! If one doesn't, you at least have the comfort of knowing you have the best rate for your resort since you booked it so early in advance. 

    Please let me know if you have any other questions and happy training for your upcoming race!

    -Lindsey ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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