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  • On Jun 7, 2020
    Jeanie 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 planning on moving our 11/20-30/2020 WDW vacation to the same dates in 2021. When should I call and find out about doing this? Would I be able to do this? I had pneumonia 6 months ago and just don't want to take a chance. Thanks!

    Hi Jeanie,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It sounds like you have been giving your upcoming visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth a lot of thought. I also have a Walt Disney World Resort vacation planned for November so we are trying to decide if we want to reschedule. We have had to reschedule a vacation before and while not ideal, it was always for the best.

    In most cases, you can cancel your Resort Reservation online but rescheduling is a bit tricky. Future reservations for Walt Disney World Resort Hotels have been paused for a bit. Fortunately, you do have a bit of breathing room since your vacation is scheduled for November. If you have a vacation package, you typically need to cancel or modify your reservation at least 30 days before your check-in date. If you do have a package and want to reschedule for next November, you will need to wait until packages are released for next year. Vacation packages for the following year are frequently released during the summer. Room-only reservations must typically be canceled 5 days before your check-in date in order to avoid cancellation fees. Previously, room-only reservations could be made up to 499 days before your desired travel dates. You would need to book later in July for dates in November of next year. 

    Of course, policies and procedures are always changing so there may be new policies and procedures on the horizon. If I were you (and I am definitely in the same boat you are in), there are a couple of places I would watch for more information. The first is the Disney Parks Blog. They are doing a fantastic job keeping everyone updated and providing little bits of magic for us all. Next, I would keep an eye on the "Know Before You Go" page and the Operational Updates page. These two pages have fantastic information about the phased reopening of the Walt Disney World Resort. 

    Jeanie, thank you for visiting us again. Hopefully, you will be able to use this time to plan a practically perfect vacation for next year. If you have more questions while you plan, I hope you'll stop back by. We're always here to help!
    Wishing you happy planning and a magical vacation,
    Amy H.  

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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