Countdown To Your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation – What To Do & When To Do It!
 Countdown To Your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation

– What To Do & When To Do It!

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Think about planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation? There are lots of dates and steps to remember in the process. Take advantage of our handy countdown calendar reminding you of all of the important steps and what you need to do.

To make your planning even easier, book your Walt Disney World Vacation Package though Destinations With Character Travel. We will remind you of all these steps and even do many of them for you, ABSOLUTELY FREE, saving you a lot of hassles and headaches and allowing you to enjoy your vacation even more!

 

 

499 Days Prior To Arrival

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499 Days Prior to Arrival: It’s Room Only Booking Time!

Even though the Walt Disney World Resort does not release their vacation packages this far in advance, at the 499  mark you CAN begin your planning by booking a “Room Only” reservation. Base packages have now been released for the Walt Disney World Resort and can be booked.Any special deals and promotions that may come out though out the year can typically be applied to your reservation based on the availability of the promotion.

If you book through Destinations With Character Travel, your Magical Memory Maker will monitor your reservation for you and apply any Walt Disney World Resort promotional packages, thus saving you money!

 

180 Days Prior To Arrival

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180 Days Prior to Arrival:  It’s Dining Reservations Time!

Guests staying on-site at the Walt Disney World Resort have the beautiful perk of being able to make table service dining reservations beginning 180 days prior to their arrival date! This also includes guests taking part in any of the Disney Dining Plans that include table service meals. You can make your dining reservations using the My Disney Experience App on your phone, the web site version located at: www.mydisneyexperience.com, or by calling Disney Dining direct at: 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) beginning at 7:00 AM EST You should be able to make dining reservations for up to a 10 day period. If you are staying additional days, you will have to make additional day reservations daily as the 180 days window moves.

For guests staying off-site, you may also begin making your dining reservation at the 180 mark, however you must mae them one day at a time rather than the full 10 day window.

Many of the table service restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort are VERY popular and book quickly, especially during certain season. He always HIGHLY RECOMMEND you make dining reservations as soon as possible. This is a very valuable per to those guests staying on-site.

Would you like to make things even easier?

Book with Destinations With Character Travel! Your Destinations With Character Travel – Magical Memory Maker will not only alert you to when these dates are coming, if you BOOK with us, they will make all of your Disney Dining Reservations for you, saving you the Hassle, ABSOLUTELY FREE!

 

60 Days Prior To Arrival

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60 Days Prior to Arrival: It’s Fast-Pass reservation Time for ON-Site Guests!

60 days prior to their arrival, on-site guests can begin making Fast-Pass+ reservation for their Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Once again, you can make your Fast-Pass+ reservations using the My Disney Experience App on your phone or the web site version located at: www.mydisneyexperience.com. Disney’s Fast-Pass+ reservation system opens at 7:00 AM EST each morning. Just like dining, you can make FastPass+ reservations for to to 10 days at once. If you are an Annual Pass Holder, the system will allow you to make FAstPass+ reservations for up to 7 days beginning at the 60 mark.

Would you like to make things even easier?

Book with Destinations With Character Travel! Your Destinations With Character Travel – Magical Memory Maker will not only alert you to when these dates are coming, if you BOOK with us, they will make all of your Disney FastPass+ Reservations for you, saving you the Hassle, ABSOLUTELY FREE!

 

 

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60 Days Prior To Arrival: Online Resort Check- In for On-Site Guests!

60 days prior to their arrival, On-Site Guests can also do Online Check-In! This allows you to set up credit cards for charging on your room account, add any special requests to your reservation such as buildings, floors, room numbers, etc. (Please remember that special requests are just that, “requests” and are not guaranteed, but Disney will do their best to see to your needs.) During Online Check-In, you will also supply them with your arrival time and cell phone number. Check-In at all Walt Disney World Resorts is 3:00 PM, however if you arrive earlier, and your room is available earlier, they will text you when you room is ready and you can go straight to your room.

 

30 Days Prior To Arrival

Disney FastPass+

30 Days Prior To Arrival: It’s FastPass+ Booking for Off-Site Guests!

Whether you stay On-Site or Off-Site, the FastPass+ system is the accessed the same way, but guests staying off-site must wait until 30 days prior to arrival to make their FastPass+ selections beginning at 7:00 AM EST.

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30 Days Prior To Arrival: On Site Guests – Final Payment Due

Guests who have booked a Walt Disney World Resort Vacation are required to pay off the balance of their trip no later than 0 days prior to arrival. Failing to pay the balance may result in your reservation being cancelled.

 

10 Days Prior To Arrival

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10 Days Prior to Arrival: Magic Bands – Final Chance to Customize Your Magic Bands Before Shipping!

This is the date after which the Walt Disney World Resort will ship your Magic Bands whether you have customized them or not. Don’t delay. If you haven’t done so already, customize your family’s Magic Bands either through the y Disney Experience app, or the web site version! This is your last chance to have your names engraved on your Magic Bands and choose which of the colors you’d like rather than the standard issue grey Magic Band.

 

3 Days Prior To Arrival

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3 Days Prior To Arrival: Final Day to Book Memory Maker at the Early Bird Pricing!

Not only is this the final day to purchase the Memory Maker Package at the Early Bird Discount Price of $149, purchasing no later than 3 days prior to arrival also guarantees that your Memory maker Package will be fully active on your first day, so you don’t miss any important photos or videos! If you purchase the Memory maker Package later, you will be charged to full price of $169 and it may take from 24 -48 hours for it to become active!

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Please remember to contact Destinations With Character Travel for ALL of your Disney, Universal, Seaworld, and Orlando Area Vacations, Adventures by Disney, and Cruising Needs.

With Destinations With Character Travel, you will have a DEDICATED agent (Your Magical Memory Maker) , available to you 24/7 from the very first minute of planning, right up until the day you return home, to answer all of your questions and handle any of your vacation needs. 

As always, When you book with us, All of our Disney Services, including FastPass and Dining reservation services are completely FREE when booking through us!

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