At this point, you need to be on the ball when planning a trip to Walt Disney World. Anything from tickets, to meal reservations to what attractions you want to experience, and everything in between can and should be taken care of months before you arrive for your vacation. I don’t know about you, but sometimes it’s hard for me to keep track of when everything needs to get done, so I thought I would I would lay it out in one post to help everyone keep it straight.
The numbers to remember are 180, 60, and 30:
180 days from your vacation (about 6 months)
This is when a lot of your pre-vacation work has to happen. Any extras, add-ons or special experiences (like spa days, park tours, recreational activities, the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, etc…) you want to enjoy need to be reserved this far in advance. The biggest thing, however, is that your dining reservations also need to be made at this point, especially if you want to eat at one of the more popular restaurants.
60 days from your vacation
If you ARE staying on Disney property, this is when you can reserve your first three Fastpass+.
If you ARE staying on Disney property, this is when you can complete the online check-in process.
30 days from your vacation
If you’re NOT staying on Disney property, this is when you can reserve your first three Fastpass+.
If you ARE staying on Disney property, this is when final payment is due if you booked a vacation package.
Most of this can be done on your My Disney Experience App, but here are a few important phone numbers you can call to make your reservations as well:
Resort Hotel Reservations: 407-939-1936
New Tickets: 407-939-7679
Dining Reservations: 407-939-1947
Tours and Recreation: 407-939-1929
My Disney Experience, FastPass+, MagicBand Questions: 407-939-4357
It may seem overzealous to plan your trip six months in advance, but it will make your time in the “world” a whole lot smoother.
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