Good morning and Happy New Year!!! I am already planning our epic adventure for the first anniversary of my 39th birthday in 2016. By planning, I mean making lists of everything that I want to do or want my kids to experience (BBB!!! Finally!!!), saving money (I've got a dedicated piggy bank . . . no really!), reading the DIS and spending lots of time daydreaming. Since I've never really planned a trip this far out, I've never had to worry about when things will open for reservations. How far ahead do they open the hotel reservations? Is it advantageous to book as early as possible and keep an eye on any special offers that may come up after booking? Should I consider using a TA for this one?? We're a family of 5 and potentially have up to 10 people in our party (there will be more people coming and going during the trip but I will only take responsibility for 10 of them!) IF I decide to let my husband come along (he rains on my Disney parades even though both previous trips have been at least partially his idea), we would need a room for 5 which (I believe) limits us to POR. One of the reasons I'm stressing is b/c I want to make sure that we have a room that he won't complain about if he comes along. Thanks for any help or suggestions!!