• On Apr 2, 2012
    Sofia from Denmark Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We had a wonderfull time at WDW in november -and we wan't to go back 1. or 2. week of feb 2013. When will the online booking open for that that period - and do you have any idea when good offers (like free dining) will be available?

    Hi there, Sofia!

    So glad to hear you had a magical time!

    You can book dates in 2013 right now, provided that your travel dates are less than 500 days out. Right now, should you want to make plans immediately, you are in good shape to book for February 2013 (April 1, 2012 is 306 days from February 1, 2013).

    However, there are some "rules" to follow when booking this far ahead:

    Reservations this far out can only be booked in person: either by calling Disney directly at (407) W-DISNEY, or through an authorized Disney travel planner.

    If your travel falls outside of the dates available on the Disney World website, you can only book Resort rooms. You'll be able to add Magic Your Way tickets, the Disney Dining Plan, etc. at a later date.

    Your quote will come in 2012 prices. They are not "locked in" rates. Prices for the following year are announced generally in August, when the Web site officially opens for online booking.

    You will have to pay a deposit - in 2012 dollars - to hold your reservation. This deposit will increase when 2013 rates become available.

    When final prices are released, you can then begin the process of adding tickets, dining, looking for discounts, etc. It is at this time when you can begin booking your trip online, so keep an eye out for the 2013 rates to be released.

    Happy planning!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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