• On May 5, 2017
    Kirsten from NC 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 I am planning a Feb 2018 trip but I can not select dates that far in advance. Can I or should I try to book a room now to start making payments on my trip? Would I be able to make changes going forward?

    Hi Kirsten!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Since 2018 has not been released yet online, I know this is a question that several Guests have!

    I always recommend that people book their Walt Disney World Resort hotel room as soon as they possibly can. To do so at this point you'll want to call and book a room only reservation over the phone at 407-939-1936. If a promotion comes out at a later date or you decide to switch hotels, you are welcome to make changes a certain number of days out. For a room only reservation, you can make changes without penalty up to 5 days before your arrival. For a package, it is 30 days prior to arrival. If a better rate becomes available you are welcome to call and they can see if it can be applied to the room. This will usually requires them to cancel and rebook. If this is done the money you have paid cannot be transferred, so you'll be refunded and then will need to pay again. If a promotion does not come out, you'll know you had the best rate because you booked so far in advance! As you said, this is also a great way to start paying for your vacation.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions!

    -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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