Mom And Daughter Aulani Room
  • On Aug 14, 2011
    Theresa from PA 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.

    Hello,  I wanted to know how long is advane can you make a reservation at a resort once you know your date and the amout of people in your party? Thanks so much!

    Hi Theresa!

    By calling Disney, you can reserve a hotel room up to 499 days in advance of your intended check out date.  However, you can only make an on-line reservation if the actual pricing for when you want to stay has been released.  Historically, rates are released in mid to late summer for the upcoming year.  If you call before the new rates are out, what Disney does is charge you for a  single night's rate based on this year's rates and then automatically adjusts your rate when the new pricing comes out.

    Packages, which include room and tickets, can only be booked once the actual rates for when you want to stay are available.  However, you can easily convert a room only reservation to a package by simply calling later.  Also, if any applicable discounts come out between now and when you want to stay, you can call and try to have those applied to your reservation; there are usually limited numbers and conditions so not all discount codes will apply.

    At the very least, I recommend making reservations at least seven months in advance.  That gives you a month to plan before Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) can be made.

    Write back if you have any more questions!
thumbnail image for Bernie

Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

Tips from a Disney Vacation Club Panelist

Why a DVC Membership is So Special

view tips

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 log 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.