Family in resort room
  • On Mar 31, 2019
    Catherine from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi when you purchase a room only for the 499 days out can I change it when the dates I really want are available I want to start paying on this trip ASAP. I’m a horrible saver.

    Hi, Catherine!  Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I think it is great that you are planning for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation far in advance.  You will have plenty of time to make sure your trip is practically perfect in every way!

    A Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room reservation can be made 499 days prior to arrival, even if vacation packages for that time frame are not yet open for booking. If you make a room only reservation, it can be canceled or modified up to five days prior to arrival without any penalty, so feel free to start making your plans far in advance.

    As you start planning for your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, there are some great online vacation planning tools that you may want to check out.  Planning far in advance gives you plenty of time to decide where you would like to dine during your vacation.  Once you are 180 days from your arrival, you can begin to make dining reservations.  Be sure to also start thinking about your must-do attractions. As a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guest, you will be able to make FastPass+ selections for some of those attractions 60 days prior to your arrival.

    If you have any other questions while you are getting ready for your magical vacation, please visit us again.  See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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