Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Mar 10, 2012
    Tasca from KY Asked

    this is my first time going to disney world and im quite excited. how far in advance should i buy my vacation package? i plan to go toward the end of july. and have 4 maybe 5 ppl going. also plan to get the dining package.

    Hi there, Tasca!

    A first time at Walt Disney World is an incredible trip - and so is a tenth, a thirtieth ... it's all wonderful!

    As long as you are 500 days in advance of your projected first day, you can buy your package at any time.

    The Walt Disney Travel Company works hard to ensure that you'll get the best deal for your dollar, and if a promotion or special becomes available after you book, you can call them at (407) W-DISNEY and rework your package to take advantage of the deal.

    You will need to put down a deposit, which will be applied to the cost of your vacation. From there, you can make payments online. You will need to pay in full 45 days out.

    If you can wait just a little longer, you can take advantage of free dining! This popular offer is available to Guests who will be checking in between August 25 and September 29, 2012. In order to get the free dining, you must book your trip by May 16, 2012.

    Have a wonderful time!

    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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