• On Feb 1, 2016
    Jennifer from IN 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 plannng a trip 10/2016 for my baby's 13th bday! If I book now and any 'special offers' are announced later, will I be able to alter my reservations to take advantage of them? Or am I better of waiting to book? Thanks.

    Hi Jennifer,

    Time goes so fast these days that October will be here in no time. And that means, I’ll be time to celebrate your teenager’s big 13th birthday. 

    When planning for a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, and thinking about taking advantage of special offers that may become available, I always prefer on making the reservation first, in order to secure the dates that I want to travel. If and when special offers are released, you can try to apply these to your existing reservation, however at times, you may need to be flexible with either the dates or the resort of your choice.

    You want to keep an eye on the Special Offers & Deals page to see if something comes up. Then you will need to speak to a vacation planning specialist at (407) 939-1936, or your travel agent, to modify your reservation. Also, you may want to take a look at the Planning for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens page for some good planning ideas.

    Remember that you may make Advanced Dining Reservations up to 180 days in advance, so start thinking where it would be best to celebrate with your baby. Simply visit the Walt Disney World restaurants and reservations page, or call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463. In the meantime, if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to come back.

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Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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