Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 29, 2013
    Mark 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.

    Staying at DCR in Jan. of 2014. If I book a "room only" reservation now, can I switch to a package when rates come out and still be guaranteed the same room type? Does the 180+10 rule apply to "room only", and will ADR's transfer if I s

    Hello Mark!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Mom´s Panel.

    Though it is recommended to book early a room only reservation, that can be cancel up to 45 days before, these cannot be switch to packages when special offers become available for future dates.

    To book specific rooms with special offers, guests must keep visiting Walt Disney World web site until the special offers becomes available.  Certain travel agencies are very good at this kind of service and some room´s availability is very limited or not included in the special offer.

    Once the package special offer is booked, the original room only reservation can be cancel - with no penalty.

    Guests can start making room only reservations at Walt Disney World Resort around 360 days in advance.  
    With room only reservations quest can also start making Advance Dining Reservation 180 days before arriving to your vacation.  At this point in time guests can place Advance Dining Reservations for the first 10 days of vacation.

    All guests can link all Advance Dining Reservations to their My Disney Experience account, using the 12 digit confirmation number.  Once a dining reservation is link to an account, it will remain there regardless of any change to room or package reservations.

    In fact, guests do not need to link a resort or package reservation to their My Experience account, to be able to make Advance Dining Reservations with up to 180 days in advance.  The 10 day rule does not apply in this scenario.

    Thank you for letting us help you plan a magical Disney vacation.
    Hope to hear again from you.

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Meet the Panelist: Miguel, Puerto Rico

I am honored with the opportunity to design Disney experiences to share with my wife and kids.  I enjoy experiencing what Walt Disney World offers that is not available anywhere else, and look forward to helping you discover it with your family. Learn More About Miguel

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