Most of my Disney World advice stems from booking well in advance of your arrival date. So what if that’s not possible or you just didn’t know? Well fear not, there are still some great opportunities to plan a last minute or soon-ish Disney World trip without too much difficulty. In the most ideal world, it would be in your best interest to book your vacation package a minimum of 60 days prior to your arrival. This will allow you to take full advantage of FastPass+ reservations!
Looking for rates. First check discounts. If no reasonable options are available, check the non-discounted costs. At times there are some value and moderate resorts that will save you more money than available discounted rooms. Sounds strange, but it’s true!
First, are you more than 45 days from your arrival or less than 45 days from your arrival? The major difference between these two dates is whether you will be required to pay in full when you book your vacation or are able to make a smaller deposit while you gather up funds for your final payment.
Uh oh! I’m within 45 days but I don’t have $2500 to spend at this exact moment, is there anything you can do to help? Of course there is. Booking a room only offer is the way around this little difficult situation. You would be required to book your theme park tickets separately. It’s worth noting that you better be absolutely sure that you’re going to Disney World using this method as your tickets are non-refundable when purchased a single/stand-alone product! Once you link your reservation and park tickets, everything else will work just as if you booked everything together!
Now for the overwhelming part! So you’ve booked your trip, there’s a lot to do in a very short period of time!
- Choose your theme parks each day. Check Disney’s web site for park hours and use the appropriate strategy
- Check for dining reservations. While most of the popular options are likely gone, you’ll be able to find some reasonable options!
- Book your FastPasses at 60 days out – if you’re within that time frame, book now!
- Customize your MagicBands! Make sure you have them done 30 days prior to your arrival as that’s the ideal time to ship
Thankfully, you don’t have the long, painful wait until your trip. You can get excited, pack, and head for the happiest place in Florida!
Ready to get started planning your 2015 Disney World vacation? Please contact me at any time for a free quote. The benefits to using an authorized Disney vacation planner include saving time before and during your vacation with itinerary planning which can help save you hours of standing in line each day. Plus you won’t have to watch for available discounts, research resorts, wake up early for dining reservations, or stay up late for FastPasses. The best part about using a travel planner instead of planning yourself? It’s totally FREE! Plus I’ll take away some of the stress and confusion of planning a Disney vacation (especially if it’s your first one!)It’s also a worry free cruise opportunity. I’ll walk through through all of the steps to the process with a few little insider tips along the way! If you already have your vacation planned and are interested in transferring your vacation, ask me how!