Christmas at resorts
  • On Jul 28, 2022
    Jamie from -- Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am trying to book a Disney resort for early November. All the resorts have no availability at all, including on 3rd party sites. I noticed that all the hotels were booked 200+ or even 400+ times in the past 24 hours. Is this a glitch or is this common?

    Hey Howdy Hey Jamie and welcome to planDisney!

    I am so excited to hear you are planning your trip to visit us here in the Most Magical Place on Earth later this year! The fall and early winter months are some of my favorite times to visit Walt Disney World Resort for so many reasons. Unique holiday experiences, seasonal decor and, let's be honest, special food offerings are some of my favorite things to look forward to during these times. Looks like you might be having some difficulties finding availability at a Disney Resort Collection accommodations, let's review a few things and see if we can get you pointed in the right direction. 

    Availability onsite at most Disney Resort Collection hotels has been a very hot commodity ever since the COVID-19 travel restrictions ended earlier this year. Since that time, availability has been very scarce in Walt Disney World and the resorts, in particular, have been uncharacteristically busy for an uncharacteristically long time. I would like to say that the times booked and the lack of availability in November is a glitch, but the way the year has gone, I am not sure it is. Historically slower times have not played out as they have in years past and the resorts have been consistently busy since early this year with interest taking few breaks if any. 

    So some options that you have when you are planning your trip, is that you can wait a few days or weeks to see if anything opens up or you can consider some More Great Accommodations. There are several resorts partnered with Disney and very close to Walt Disney World that you may have better luck finding availability. These resorts listed on the Walt Disney World site have been thoroughly vetted by Disney and are some that go above and beyond with standards of cleanliness and customer service as well as offer many amenities similar to what you might find when staying onsite at a Disney Resort Collection hotel. This would be a great option when considering booking your trip later this year. 

    There are so many things going on in Walt Disney World right now and so many great things coming up soon! Disney has always been known to deck the halls in all theme parks, Disney Springs and resorts for the Holiday season and I am sure that this year will be no exception. Make sure to keep up with all the announcements and upcoming special ways to celebrate the season over at Disney Parks Blog for an extra special seasonal celebration for your next trip!

    Best of luck as you continue to plan for your upcoming trip and I hope you can find accommodations soon. If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out and let us know, we would be happy to help!

    Happy Planning, 

    Nick 
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Meet the Panelist: Nick, Ohio

Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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