Wondering When to Book your Walt Disney World vacation?
The answer is always NOW. If you are even considering a Disney vacation you should always start planning as early as possible.
Do NOT wait for deals/discounts to be released. Disney like most of the travel industry yields their rates. As hotel rooms fill up the price increases. When Disney releases discounts they are on rates at the higher end of the range so the discounted rate is often higher than the introductory rate. Disney requires one of the smallest deposits in the industry… only $200 reserves your room and ticket package. That is FULLY REFUNDABLE up to 30 days prior to check-in. So if you are considering a Walt Disney World it is always better to lock in your vacation to ensure availability and the best pricing and change or cancel should you need to.
The BEST time to book Disney packages is in June when Disney typically releases its packages for the following year. I currently have a list of travelers waiting for 2021 packages to be released in June 2020. This is when you will get the best pricing.
If that is not possible you want to try to book your Disney vacation 8-10 months in advance for optimal planning. For my post on why to do that and when to book your vacation click here.
Another reason to book early is that we typically see the least expensive resorts and room types fill up first. If you want the best value at whatever resort you decide is best for your family you are going to want to snag the lower-priced rooms while they are still available.
I don’t want you to get discouraged if you are planning a last-minute trip. You can have a magical Walt Disney World vacation no matter when you plan. You need to know going in the closer you get, the more flexible you will need to be in terms of resort and dining selections. I have planned trips within a week and have had a wonderful time. But for the best pricing and experience, you should book as early as possible.
I understand how you’re feeling, I know all too well how easy it can be at the beginning to start researching online, just to find yourself 3 hours down the line more confused than when you started. But don’t panic! I can help you plan your dream Disney vacation without any of the stress of hassle – starting with the ‘A Disney Trip without Overwhelm, 5 Easy Steps’ Guide. These 5 steps will help keep you focused on organizing the best trip ever, while giving you peace of mind that everything will be done, and nothing will be left out.
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