Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jul 5, 2011
    Garrett from MN 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 trip to WDW in August of 2012, to coincide with the Star Wars Celebration VI. When is the best time to start the actual reservation process, to maximize value for the trip. When should we begin to book the trip so we dont miss the deals

    Hi Garrett!

    Personally, I like to book my trips as soon as I know the dates I'd like to travel. This allows me to maximum flexibility in booking the room and resort I want without worrying if it will sell out. There really isn't a downside to booking early.

    If you book early, and then happen to see that a discount is announced later, it shouldn't be a problem. Disney reservationists are almost always able to apply a newly announced discount or promotion to an existing reservation. As long as the resort and room type you are interested in is available, you shouldn't have a problem applying the discount. If your first choice resort is unavailable for some reason, you are usually given an option to change rooms or resorts- most often without a charge.

    To find the best deals, keep an eye on the Special Offers page of and be sure to call 407-939-7675 (or contact your travel agent) if you see a new discount announced. Just let them know that you'd like to apply it to your reservation when you call.

    Hope you end up with a great deal on your vacation! Good luck planning and be sure to let the Moms Panel know if we can help with any of the details!
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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