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  • On Oct 8, 2014
    Patricia from FL Asked

    I am planning a trip for Sept. 18-25, 2016 at Wilderness Lodge. I know packages are not yet available, but what is the earliest day I can make a resort reservation? I think it is 499 days prior, but how do I calculate that date? Thank you so much.

    Hi Patricia,

    I like how you think!  If you ask me, it's never too early to start planning a Walt Disney World Vacation, and September is my absolute favorite time of year to visit!  You're exactly right that you can make a room-only reservation up to 499 days in advance.  The exact date is calculated from your planned check-out date.  A handy-dandy calculator to figure out that exact date can be found at, but I looked that up for you and your magic date will be May 15, 2015.  On that day, you can call (407) W-DISNEY (934-7639) to make your reservation.  Rates won't yet be guaranteed, but you'll have the peace of mind of knowing you have exactly the room you want for your vacation dates.  Once the 2016 rates and packages are released, you'll then be able to call back to add on tickets, Disney Dining Plan and Memory Maker, if you'd like.

    Wishing you pixie-dusted planning, Patricia!  Please visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel again if we can help answer any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Missouri

My love of Walt Disney World Resort may have started when I was a child, but I've grown to love it even more as a parent vacationing with my own kids. If you have questions about traveling with toddlers, tweens or teens, "Disney Dining" or in-park special events, ask away! Learn More About Beth

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