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  • 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!
  • - Asked by Theresa from Pennsylvania on 8/14/2011
  • 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!
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