mom at computer planning
  • On Aug 26, 2021
    Nicole from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Trying to plan a trip for my 40th birthday January 2023. When can I start planning? Do I need a travel agent?

    Hello, Nicole! Welcome to planDisney, and thanks so much for coming by to see us! I love to see someone planning ahead for an amazing future Disney vacation! As of this time, Disney Vacation Packages can be booked 500 days in advance of your trip. That means that bookings for January 2023 should be available. If not now, then very soon! A Disney Travel Planner provides complimentary services that can make planning a trip that much easier. I use one myself for my bookings! Some trip planners will make reservations for you, and almost all will remind you of your deadlines and make amazing suggestions and give great advice. Here at planDisney, we also love to help in any way we can! First-time trips are our favorite! 

    Some of my best advice is to start with a Vacation Package that includes a stay at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel and that you browse the Special Offers pages to see what deals may be available that appeal to you for your chosen dates. Plus, check out the Visit & Tickets Guide to see a breakdown of recommended attractions and experiences by age and interest! And please do not forget to make yourself a My Disney Experience account so that you can keep all your vacation plans in one place! From this account, you will purchase and/or link purchased Tickets, Vacation Packages, and experiences, plus make Park Pass Reservations and so much more!

    Nicole, please do not hesitate to come back and see us anytime we can help you again in the future. It would be our pleasure to help you keep planning and dreaming for an amazing Walt Disney World vacation!

    Wishing you many magical memories,
thumbnail image for Clara

Meet the Panelist: Clara, Ohio

Hi, friends! I'm Clara, a Pediatrician from Cincinnati, OH, a mom to two Disney-loving boys and married to my college sweetheart.  As a native Spaniard and Spanish speaker, my happiest early memories of life in the United States were formed at Walt Disney World. I love to find ways to sprinkle some R&R and good food among the hustle and bustle of our Disney vacations, and I would love to help you do the same! Learn More About Clara

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.