• On Jun 1, 2017
    Tina from NV 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.

    When can you start booking vacations online for the new year?

    Hello Tina! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    There are so many Endlessly Magical elements in planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, that starting as early as possible is a definite must.

    When my wife and I plan our RunDisney Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend vacations that are held in January of the calendar year, we often initially contact a Cast Member at (407)939-1936 as Room-Only Resort Hotel Reservations may be booked up to 499 days in advance of your vacation.

    The option to book Magic Your Way Vacation Packages or to take advantage of Special Offers online requires a little more patience. In my experience, Walt Disney World Resort opens up the next calendar year in mid-to-late summer of the current year.

    When I find myself in this situation and want to take advantage of a Magic Your Way vacation package of Special Offer, I initially book my Room-Only Reservations and then "Modify My Reservations" through My Disney Experience or by contacting a Cast Member at (407)939-1936 as soon as they become available. This way, I secure my room far in advance, but leave the possibility open to capitalize on vacation packages with my exact dates and room choice or if my vacation is eligible for a Special Offer.

    ~Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Todd, Ontario

Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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