​5 Reasons to Start Planning Your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation Early

Are you thinking about planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort? If so, you're probably wondering how far in advance you should start the planning process. I personally prefer to start planning as soon as flights and hotels become available so that I have a solid plan in place and don't feel rushed.  There are a lot of details that go into planning a 
Walt Disney World vacation and with the increase in travel, you will find that the early bird gets the proverbial worm in this case. While it's possible to plan a last-minute trip and still have a great time, there are some definite benefits to starting the process early. Here are 5 reasons why you should start planning your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort sooner rather than later.

1. You Will Save Money
If you're looking to save money on your vacation, booking early is one of the best ways to do it. That's because promotional rates are limited in quantity, so guests who book their trips well in advance have a better chance of securing these offers. Also, if you book well in advance and a promotion becomes available, you will be able to apply the promotion to your existing reservation. So, if saving money is a priority for you, booking your trip early is a no-brainer.

2. First Choice of Hotels
The Walt Disney World Resort is home to dozens of amazing hotels, from value resorts like Disney's Pop Century and Art of Animation Resorts to luxury properties like the Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. If you have your heart set on staying at a particular hotel, it's best to book early since availability can fill up quickly—especially during peak travel times like holidays and summer vacation.

3. More Time to Plan
When it comes to planning a trip to Walt Disney World, there's a lot to consider—from where you're going to stay and what tickets you need to purchase, to which attractions you want to see and what restaurants you want to eat at. When you start the planning process early, you'll have plenty of time to research all of your options and make sure you're getting everything you want out of your trip. Trust me, there's nothing worse than feeling rushed and stressed out when you're supposed to be enjoying your vacation!

4.Take Advantage of Payment Plans
When you book your vacation package early, you will  have the option to pay a nominal deposit **(usually $200 USD per room), with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. You can make payments of any amount, at any time, up to the final due date. This is helpful for many people as you can make monthly payments toward your vacation, interest free. (** this is available for Disney World Resort package vacations only, room only reservations require a deposit of one night's fee with payment due upon check-in). 

5. Something To Look Forward To
Let's face it—these days, we could all use something positive to look forward to. And what better way to brighten up your day than by planning an upcoming trip to The Happiest Place on Earth? When you start planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation early, not only will you have something fun and exciting to look forward to during those long winter months, but the act of planning itself can be enjoyable too! There's something truly satisfying about checking things off your list and knowing that an incredible vacation is just around the corner. So go ahead and get started - I guarantee you won't regret it! 

As tempting as it may be to wait until the last minute to get started on the planning for Walt Disney World vacation, there are several solid reasons why you should do just the opposite. From saving money by taking advantage of early bird discounts to picking your dream hotel before it books up, there are plenty of fantastic benefits to getting a jump start on planning your next trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. For even more ease, book your next magical vacation with a Travel Agent specializing in Disney destinations. We take care of the details so you can focus on creating magical vacation memories!


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