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book a disney world vacation

When is the right time to book a Disney World Vacation for your family? Take a look at these 3 important reasons from a Disney expert as to why you should book your trip as soon as possible!

What would the perfect Disney World vacation mean to you?

What would it look like? What would you do? Where would you stay? What would you eat? For me, it would be a stress-free, organized trip where every detail big and small was planned ahead of time so I wouldn’t have to worry about it when I get there. All I would need to do is show up. When you have a clear plan, planning your vacation is a whole lot easier and less time consuming.

When you book your Disney vacation with us, that happens no matter how far in advance you book. We make sure every single detail is planned well for you before you even get on the plane or get in your car. But, there are several amazing advantages to booking your vacation as soon as possible, and I think you’re going to want to hear about them!

Here’s 3 Important Reasons Why You Should Book As Soon as Possible:

1. You get the best picks when it comes to resorts, rooms, dining reservations, and other attractions.

All of these things book up incredibly fast. Disney World is a huge place and there are lots of highly coveted spots, shows, and attractions. If you want to be able to get the best picks of resorts, rooms, reservation times, and other attractions, you will need to beat the crowds and book early.

Vacation packages for the upcoming year usually release sometime in June. So for example, if you are planning a trip in 2022, you will want to put a deposit down for a package in June of 2021 as soon as packages release. The deposit is fully refundable up until 30 days before your trip, so you really don’t have anything to lose (but more about that in my next point!).

Dining reservations can be made 180 days prior to your arrival date (2021 UPDATE – Dining reservations are currently available to be booked 60 days in advance due to COV!D regulations). If you have special restaurants that you want to visit during your stay (especially popular character dining meals, dinner shows, or buffets), it’s important to be able to reserve reservations times the minute that they become available. Dining reservations open up at 6am on the 180 (currently 60) day mark prior to your arrival – yes 6 AM! Don’t want to get up at 6 am just to book dining reservations? No problem, let us help! We are able to book dining for our clients.

2021 UPDATE – The FastPass system is currently suspended at this time and we are unsure when it will return. We will update this page accordingly. FastPasses can be reserved 60 days prior to your arrival date for Disney resort hotel guests, and 30 for off-property guests. FastPasses are a great way to skip the lines at Disney World. You only get 3 FastPasses per day, so it’s very important that you use them wisely if you want to maximize your time in the parks. We always recommend booking these as soon as they become available as well (we also reserve FastPasses for our clients!). Lots of attractions get booked up very quickly. If there is a new ride or attraction that you would like to experience, it’s especially important that you reserve those first because they are usually the first to get taken. When you book a Disney World vacation with us, we will be able to guide you on how to best use your FastPasses to have an efficient, fun, and stress-free day.

2. You have more time to make payments on your trip

Disney World packages require only $200 (per room) for the deposit. The rest is due 45 days before your arrival when you book with us (Disney allows final payment to be due at 30 days prior to your arrival, but we’ve added 15 days so we can ensure you receive your packets and tips beforehand). You can pay however you want, whenever you want. There is no set payment plan. So, for example, if you wanted to put $100 down 2 weeks after you make your initial deposit, then 3 months later you want to put down $1,000, you can totally do that. This is just one way Disney makes it easier for their guests!

3. You get the best rate

When you book a Disney World vacation far in advance, you get the best rate. Rates are always lower as soon as packages come out. The best part is, if a promotion comes out later in the year AFTER you’ve booked, you can have your package modified to the lower promotion price (based on availability and applicability)! But it can be time-consuming and stressful to keep up with all of the MANY promotions Disney comes out with throughout the year. Plus, you would have to stay on the phone waiting for long periods of time to get your reservation modified or you would have to deal with glitching on the Disney website (because it always inevitably happens!). So, why would you want to do that yourself when I can do it for you?

Planning a Disney World vacation can be stressful. Make it easier on yourself by booking early! There are 3 important reasons why you should book your Disney World vacation far in advance: You get the best picks when it comes to resorts, rooms, dining reservations and other attractions, you have more time to make payments on your trip, and you get the best rates.

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