• On Nov 16, 2021
    Melissa from KS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How soon in advance do we need to purchase tickets and make our park reservations?

    Hi Melissa,

    Welcome to planDisney! How exciting that you're planning to kick off the new year at The Most Magical Place on Earth! With the holiday decorations still up and the 50th anniversary celebration in full swing, you're going to have an incredible time!

    Want to know my recommendation as to when to purchase your tickets and make your Disney Park Pass reservations? I would encourage you to buy your tickets and secure your places in the parks as soon as your dates are confirmed! If you check the availability calendar, you'll see that many dates just before your visit are filling up already! I would expect lower crowd levels the week of your visit than the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, but I'd still hate to see you delay making your plans, then discover that there are no more openings at your preferred parks on your planned days. Not only will you be able to enjoy peace of mind once your plans are in place, but you'll also be able to officially start counting down the days until the magic and fun begin! Hooray!

    If your plans happen to change in the interim, I'm happy to let you know that your tickets can be modified and your reservations may be canceled and rebooked. My friend and fellow panelist Diane shared how to modify your tickets in this helpful answer

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney, Melissa, and please don't hesitate to come back and see us again if you have any other questions. I hope you have a truly magical vacation early next year!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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