• On Oct 26, 2016
    Sarah from NSW Asked

    I will be visiting WDW in Nov 2017. I am planning to book the Grand Floridian, but know there are usually discounted rates offered 2-6 months out for my stay dates. I want to book now - Can I change my reservation when the discounts are released?

    Hi, Sarah! Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is my favorite place to stay during a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. This resort, however, is even more magical during the time of year you plan to visit. The lobby is usually transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with a life-size gingerbread house, toward the end of November. I hope you will be able to experience this joyful display during your stay!

    Walt Disney World Resort offers great room and package discounts throughout the year. You are more than welcome to book your stay now if you would like. You can call the Disney Reservation Center when your favorite Special Offer is released to inquire if it could be applied to your reservation. Please note that there may be excluded Resort hotels, room types, or dates. Because of this, many Guests will modify their travel dates or change Resort hotels to fit the qualifications of the Special Offer.

    My advice to you, just to make this an easy transition, is to go ahead and book a Magic Your Way Vacation Package now if this is what you plan to use next year. Likewise, if you would rather have a room-only reservation next year, I recommend you book that now. In my experience when swapping between the two types of reservations to take advantage of a Special Offer, the Cast Members have had to cancel my original reservation and rebook it. This did present a problem for me once, as my original payment was done with a credit card that had expired.

    Sarah, I hope this information helps you start your plans for your visit next year. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

    Brandy B.
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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