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  • On Jan 13, 2014
    Victoria from CA Asked

    Can I book room only for the fall 2014 now, and then IF free dining is offered later add that and park tickets on at that time? Or, do I need to have all the components booked in advance?

    Hi Victoria! In this rare case I'm happy to say NO! You do not have to have all the components of your Walt Disney World vacation booked in advance or even at the same time. What you're asking about is called a simple reservation for the Walt Disney Resort you plan to visit. You will need to put a deposit down equivalent to 1 night's stay at the resort when you book, but it's easy to add Disney theme park tickets and other extras closer to the time of your arrival. Once your initial reservation is booked, it can only be altered by a Disney Cast Member by calling (407) 939- 5277.

    If you would like to add the Disney Dining Plan to your reservation it must be done a minimum of 72 hours or 3 full days before your expected arrival - it cannot be added once you arrive at the resort. The Free Disney Dining Plan offer you mentioned is a promotion that has been offered in the past. No one knows if or when the promotion will return and the terms and conditions are always subject to change.

    When you purchase your theme park tickets, you'll be able to make your FastPass+ selections for up to 3 attractions per day -  60 days before you arrive. And don't forget to add the Disney Memory Maker to your existing reservation at least 3 days before you arrive to save on all the pictures of your magical vacation you'll want to capture!

    ~Juliette
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Meet the Panelist: Juliette, Georgia

I'm a high-spirited Mom of 4. You say "vacation" and I'll tell you why for our family of 6, there's no better way than the Disney way! Since becoming Disney Vacation Club members, our dreams of travel quickly turn into magical memories again and again...I'm a real world example of the endless vacation possibilities available with the magic of Disney Parks and Disney Vacation Club. Learn More About Juliette

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