How soon do you make your reservation and why?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by cindy2939, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. cindy2939

    cindy2939 Mouseketeer

    Sep 29, 2000
    We are going beginning of May 2010 and have started the planning. We are trying to really watch our pennies this year so we are trying to be smart about when we book and what we book. So when do you usually make your reservations for Disney World Resorts? Hoping for some discounts in May but have never went that time of year so no idea. Thanks for any suggestions on timing to book room (we are thinking Value Resort or maybe moderate at most)
  2. hstrickland

    hstrickland Way Down South...

    Jul 17, 2009
    You can book room reservations any time you like, but 2010 packages will not come out until Aug or Sept. Once they do, then you can add on to your room ressie. We have already booked our room for May 2010. I'm a bit of a planner though. I'm sure Disney will offer special deals for 2010, but I don't look for them to let the public know any time soon. The great thing about Disney is you can book a reservation and if they offer a better deal, they will honor it. Hope this helps a little. Happy Planning!!:cool1:
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  4. parkers*momma

    parkers*momma **This spot reserved for something witty that I ma

    Jul 21, 2008
    We go in September and each year, we book the following year while we are there because of Bounceback. Once we are home, we just have our employers take $25 a week out of our checks and it goes straight into the Disney savings account. We don't miss the money out of our checks since we haven't had it for about 3 It works well for us.

    We also NEVER EVER spend any goes into the Disney Jar. If something is $1.01...we pay with $2.00 and put the .99 in the jar. It really adds up. I cashed it in recently so I could purchase Disney giftcards and Disney Dollars plus pay for our airline. We had over $1000.00!!!!

    The last big thing we do, we have children in school at $3.00 per day per child for lunch. During the summer, that $3.00 per day per child goes into the Disney fund. We don't miss it since it is a regular expense 3/4 of the year. This covered MNSSHP and Water Park tickets plus hot air ballooning at DTD.

    Just doing those things in a year's time, pays for our package, airline tickets, MNSSHP, and souvies.

  5. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

    CR Resort Fan 4 Life DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2006
    My family and I like to make our reservations well in advance, because this way we can get exactly what we want.
  6. Justsyd2

    Justsyd2 I snorted Coca-Cola out of my nose when he said th

    Jan 4, 2009
    We book when we have the cash to pay for the whole trip. It's the only way we take vacations...and we take 3-4 per year...not all of them to WDW, though. :lmao:
  7. lustergirl

    lustergirl DIS Veteran

    Aug 25, 2005
    I book as soon as the new rates come out. It gives us lots of time to pay off the trip.
  8. NMAmy

    NMAmy Can speak food in German

    Oct 25, 2000
    I'm a slacker. ;) I usually book 2 to 3 months out but last year, I booked at 45 days out. We typically go in late Feb/early March and I've gotten some good deals even with my procrastination.
  9. Kim1964

    Kim1964 <font color=teal>Was intimidated by her bug, but d

    Aug 21, 2006
    I consider the trip we are starting on Friday to be as spur of the moment as I get with a Disney trip, and I booked that in March:). We are already booked for August 2010 so we could get what we wanted (ASMu family suite).
  10. momofrrr

    momofrrr ILOVEEEYORE

    Dec 31, 2008
    We go every other year and usually at Thanksgiving. The kids are usually planning on the way to the airport to come home. As far as booking goes, I wait just as long as I can stand it. I usually book in either February or March and we are never all together that someone does not bring up the subject of Disney and what we should do. Planning a Disney Vacation is a way of life!
  11. CoachBagFanatic

    CoachBagFanatic My two Shiba babies :-)

    Oct 26, 2007
    We book well in advance. I am not one of these last minute planners. :scared1: The whole fun of planning for me is to starting planning very early. I know this is insane but I already have our 2011 and 2012 trips in the works. My DH tells me I am in a class of my own (the loopy nut job class).:lmao: I just love planning and if I don't have a trip to plan I feel like something is missing.
  12. soulmates

    soulmates traveling through life, with the one I love

    Oct 20, 2008
    I'm odd I know, but I never make a ressie till I have the FULL resort amount. I always wait till tax time and pay the resort off. To me, that means it's a done deal! :thumbsup2
  13. RMulieri

    RMulieri DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2001
    I make my ressies 10 months out.We know generally pretty far in advance when we want to go and we like to stay at the DVC resorts on a cash ressie, so we book asap
  14. caryrae

    caryrae Mouseketeer

    Aug 12, 2003
    We make our ressies as soon as we decide we are gonna go to WDW. Like for this years trip we made our room ressie in Oct 2008 for our Sept 2009 trip, that way I just made small weekly or bi-weekly payments through out the months til it was paid off which made it much easier then trying to come up with a larger amount later. So we now have our 2 Resorts paid off.

    Plus we use a Disney Travel Agent (Magical Journey's which is like Dreams Unlimited) so if or when a better deal comes out I can still get the deal and save some money.

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