Mom And Son On Run
  • On Jan 30, 2011
    Shelby from NY 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.

    I am planning my children's first visit to WDW for January 2012. When is the best time to book the room, character dining and the BBB (my daughter will be 4). I am alittle anxious and don't want to wait too long and everything will be booked.

    Hi Shelby!

    Now is as good of a time as ever to book!  I'm a BIG planner, so most of our trips are booked about a year out.  That way I have a firm 'deadline' so to speak for everything else.  You can book your room for next year NOW, and if any special offers come out for your vacation dates, you can always call and see if they can be applied to your existing reservation. 

    Dining experiences and the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (BBB) can be booked 180 days in advance, leaving you lots of time to fine tune and tweak your plans.  I book my airfare (which I usually do separate) about 4-6 months out from our vacation. 

    I hope this helps!  Don't forget to order your free Vacation Planning DVD

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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