When Should I Book My Walt Disney World Vacation?

By Melinda Garbacz

Often times I am asked, “When is the best time to book my Walt Disney World vacation?” The answer is simple, as far in advance as possible! There are a few reasons for this: resort availability, dining reservations, the FastPass+ system, and special events.

Resort Availability

Walt Disney World currently has a total of 5 value resorts, 4 moderate resorts, and 8 deluxe resorts. There are also 11 deluxe villa resorts, most of which are located on the grounds of one of the eight deluxe resorts. Even though it seems like there are plenty of rooms, and you should have no trouble finding just what you want at any time, this is not the case. Rooms and room categories are limited. You want to pick early to get the best availability! Remember thousands of people travel from all over the world to visit Disney every year.

Dining Reservations

If you plan to eat at any table service restaurant, which includes character meals, I highly recommend that you make an advanced dining reservation. Advanced dining reservation times are released 180 days in advance. Some of the most popular restaurants such as O’hana and Cinderella’s Royal Table are booked up within hours. In order to score …read more

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