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  • On Apr 3, 2022
    Bartholomew from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Why can I not book a hotel in Jan 2023?

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Bartholomew. I'm happy to see that you are wanting to start planning a trip to the Most Magical Place On Earth. That's so exciting! 

    Bartholomew, the online booking system only allows reservations through the end of this year. Typically dates for the following year open up to book online in June or July. You'll have to keep an eye out on the website because there isn't a particular date for this each year - just sometime within that timeframe. 

    However, if you'd like to start planning your Walt Disney World vacation now you can absolutely do this. Bartholomew, I think you'll be happy to know that you can book a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel reservation 499 days in advance. Your trip in January falls well within that time. If you weren't able to find much information about this online, no worries. Booking that far in advance actually requires you to call (407) 939-1936 and have a Cast Member assist you with this. When you call, be sure to know your travel dates, the Guests you want to be on the reservation with you and the select Walt Disney World Resort Hotel that you want to stay at. You'll also be required to pay a one-night stay as a deposit. If you have a particular resort in mind that you'd like to stay at, I'd highly recommend going ahead and making a resort-only reservation.  I've noticed a few resorts have become highly popular and it can be hard to secure a reservation. 

    In the summer, when vacation packages are released you can always upgrade your hotel only stay to those at that time. You'll just need to call back and have your reservation changed. It's pretty easy to do and a Cast Member will be more than happy to assist you with that. 

    I hope this helps you start your planning journey. If you have any other questions along the way, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help! 

    Happy planning!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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