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  • On Jan 18, 2020
    Melissa from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    When I make reservations for a resort for more than a year out, can I modify and add a package (tickets and dining plan) later when it is closer to the date?

    Hi, Melissa!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm so excited to hEAR that you are planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation!  I also think it's wonderful that you're planning far in advance.  If you're booking your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room more than a yEAR ahead of your arrival, that gives you plenty of time to work out all of the details of your trip and plan a vacation that is practically perfect in every way!

    I'm happy to tell you that if you book a room-only resort hotel reservation, you may certainly modify that reservation at a later date.  When vacation packages become available for your desired travel dates, you may upgrade your room-only reservation to a vacation package with theme park tickets and a Disney Dining Plan.

    While we don't know for sure when vacation packages for the next year will be available to book, I can tell you that, in the past, they have typically been released during the summer.  For example, 2020 vacation packages became available for booking in June of 2019.  Be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for any announcements about vacation package availability.

    In the meantime, you can start doing some resEARch on the Walt Disney World website to create your list of must-do vacation experiences.  As it gets a bit closer to your arrival date, you can begin to decide which restaurants you would like to try during your trip.  You may begin booking your dining reservations 180 days before you arrive.  As a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guest, you will also be able to make your FastPass+ selections once your trip countdown reaches 60 days to go.

    If you have any additional questions as you plan 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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