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  • On Feb 24, 2013
    Amanda Asked

    What's the best way to dive in and start making reservations (hotel, flight, park tix, ADR's, etc.)? Trip is 8/2014, when can I start reserving things since it will be busy season? Also want to be sure I'm taking advantage of any deals/discounts. Help!

    Hi, Amanda! Thanks for visiting us here on the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It's great that you're planning ahead for your trip next summer! You'll want to start by checking out all the attractions, entertainment, restaurants and resorts online at the official Walt Disney World Resort website. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with all of your options and begin narrowing down your choices in terms of where you'd like to stay, where you'd like to dine, how many days of theme park admission you'll need and which specific attractions and shows you're most interested in experiencing. 

    Actually, you can go ahead and make a Disney Resort Hotel Reservation now either online or by phone at 407-939-1936. Making a reservation now secures your preferred resort choice, dates and room type.To take advantage of any special offers for discounted resort rates or vacation packages offered between now and your travel dates, you would simply call Disney Reservations to request to have the promotion applied to your reservation, based on availability.

    Advance Dining Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance of your stay. You can book dining online or by phone at 407-939-1947. I would suggest keeping an eye on the Walt Disney World Special Offers page on the official Disney website. Right now there is a special offer for discounted resort stays (up to 30% off the regular rack rates) through June 14, 2013. You likely won't see offers for August 2014 showing up until the beginning of next year. 

    Wishing you a magical vacation, Amanda! Please feel free to stop back here as you plan your trip and send any other questions my way - I'd love to help!   
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, New Jersey

I'm a Disneyphile and Type A planner! I'm also a writer and editor, wife and mom to an amazing daughter, age 7. I love helping guests of all ages and abilities plan their "Disney time" and make magical vacation memories at Walt Disney World!
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