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  • On Oct 19, 2009
    Jessica from PA 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 a trip to WDW in May of 2011 when should I start planning it??

    Hi, Jessica!   Technically, you can book your "room only" vacation 499 days out, so that falls somewhere in early 2010.   You can reserve a room, but the price will not be confirmed until the 2011 prices are posted, usually around August of each year.

    I personally would wait until prices/packages are posted at the end of next summer to book.   Until then, start browsing through the resort options at, and sign-up for e-newsletters from and so you can be kept up to date on happenings in Walt Disney World and also stay informed on packages and special offers.  

    Plan out your dates, budget, and resort choices so you will be ready to plan your magical vacation!  
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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