Magic Kingdom
  • On Mar 21, 2016
    Nicole from CT Asked

    Hi!! I am super excited to start planning our first family vacation to WDW!! We are planning to go April 2018. I understand things cannot be booked until a certain time frame. My question is- how far in advance should I start planning our trip?

    Welcome Nicole! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
    I am glad to hear you are starting to plan your Disney vacation for 2018. Planning a Disney trip is always fun, besides you will have plenty of time to make all the arrangements you need to make this the greatest vacation ever!
    You can make your reservation for a Disney Resort Hotel room up to 499 days in advance by calling the Walt Disney World Resort. If you are planning to add theme park tickets or a Disney Dining Plan to your existing reservation, you may have to do it later, because these additions can only be made once vacation packages are released for the period you desire. Usually updated prices come out in the summer for the upcoming year. 
    Please, don’t hesitate to come back if you have further questions.
    Have a magical day!
    Gina V.
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Meet the Panelist: Gina, Brazil

I am totally a Disney maniac! Since childhood, I have been a big fan of all things Disney, especially the theme parks. I have never visited any other place that gives me the same feeling that I get at the Walt Disney World Resort. You can become a child again there! With so much to explore, I would love to help you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation and discover all the fantasy and magic this special place has to offer. Learn More About Gina

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