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  • On Jul 16, 2014
    Dannee 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.

    I have read you can book room only 499 days before hand. Yet I was hoping to book hotel , tickets and get the free dining plan. When will these type of packages be available please? I'm guessing they can't be added after. We want to go Feb 2016

    Hello Dannee,

    It is always great to hear about those families that are planning ahead for their Walt Disney World vacations. It may seem far off, but the magic you'll experience on your trip will be well worth the wait.

    Vacation packages for the upcoming year are historically announced mid to late summer. So, the rates for 2015 should be announced very soon and subsequently the rates for the 2016 packages should be released sometime next summer. Keep in mind that the free dining offer is a special promotion that is offered at different times of the year, but it is never guaranteed to be offered each year. 

    My suggestion as it get closer to next summer is to set a budget and decide on a Walt Disney World Resort hotel that fits within your budget. I also like to recommend purchasing a guide book at your local bookstore to get familiar with the resorts, dining and attractions to make your planning go a little smoother. Have each person in your family choose a couple of must-dos whether it be an attraction, character meal, or show and plan around those. That way, everyone is happy and nothing that is a priority is left off or missed out on.

    Feel free to stop back by and ask more questions as the planning begins.
    ~Allison L
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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