Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 25, 2014
    Jennifer from TX 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.

    Thanks for all you help! It looks like our trip will be in 1st week in June 2015 since I am graduating from PT school in late May. Do you think booking around late Nov/early Dec is enough time? It falls in line with the 190 days for dining reservations

    Hi Jennifer ~

    Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Physical Therapy school! As a Mom with a son who has Cerebral Palsy, I very much appreciate all of the awesome Physical Therapists that have worked with him over the years.

    If I have nailed down the dates of my trip, I usually book about 7 months in advance which would put you around late November or early December. Some resorts tend to book up more quickly than others. Disney's Art of Animation Resort is very popular. If you have your heart set on staying there, you may want to book sooner.

    I would highly recommend that you keep your eyes on the Special Offers and Deals link on the Disney World Website. If you see an offer announced during the dates of your trip, you may want to take advantage of it even if it is announced before November.

    In the meantime, go ahead and make a list of your must-do dining locations so that you can book as soon as your 180-day window opens. If you have already booked your resort, you can make dining reservations beginning 180-days prior to your trip plus 10 days into your trip.

    ​Please feel free to visit us with all of your planning questions. It is our pleasure to assist you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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