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  • On Apr 25, 2017
    Janelle from NY Asked

    When should I book for April 2018 vacation. Family of 4. Trying to capture the most savings

    Hi Janelle,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you for bringing this question to us!

    I am delighted to see you planning so far in advance. Advance Planning is the first step to special savings. To book a resort hotel up to 499 days in advance, you may call and speak with a cast member in guest services at 407-939-5277. My fellow Moms Panelist Thiana posted an answer to a similar question that you may find helpful.

    Continue to check for Special Offers on vacation packages in the interim. When an offer comes available, you may contact a cast member in guest services to request that package. For my family, the resort and room type are our top priority so we always book those early. 

    Many guests like to take advantage of free dining offers. I suggest that you price as many offers as possible. In the past, I have discovered that the free dining offer was not necessarily the best deal. When I spoke with a cast member in guest services today, she indicated that next year's package prices should be released this summer and that last year's prices were released in June. Also, keep your eye out for packages that might include special additions. Last year, we took advantage of the "Awaken Summer" offer that included limited edition Star Wars MagicBands. Our MagicBands made special Star Wars sounds when we checked-in for Fast Pass+ at rides and attractions. As my girls said, they were super cool.

    I am sending pixie dust your way Janelle as you search high and low for the best deal! 

    -Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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