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Walt Disney World Booking Guide

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We’ve outlined some of the things you’ll want to consider when choosing your dates. Most guests typically have a time in mind but if you’re flexible take a look at some of the upcoming events.

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  • January
  • February
  • May
  • September
  • November

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  • March
  • April
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • October
  • December

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Halloween at Walt Disney World will run August 13th – November 1st, 2020 including Halloween Parties at Magic Kingdom on select nights.

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The Holidays at Walt Disney World will run early November thru early January. Official dates will be announced late summer.

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It’s super easy to save on your tickets or package when you book with Park Savers! We offer online ordering for tickets well below gate pricing. For packages, grab a Best Price Guarantee and save hundreds on tickets, hotel, dining and more!

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Park Savers highly recommends buying a 5-Day Park Hopper ticket so you can see and do it all. It also offers the most flexibility for guests.

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Here’s our top property hotel recommendations for each hotel category:

Value – Art of Animation Resort

Moderate – Coronado Springs

Deluxe – Boardwalk Inn

Deluxe Villa – Beach Club Resort


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Here’s our list of recommended off-property hotels:

  • Swan & Dolphin Hotels
  • Four Seasons Resort
  • Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • Waldorf Astoria Bonnet Creek
  • B Resort and Spa

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Book your tickets, hotel and dining altogether and save! Best Price Guarantee on your package. Find a lower price and we’ll beat it! We can customize any hotel, ticket type and optional dining together for optimal savings.

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Walt Disney World’s FastPass+ Booking system is free for every guest with a valid theme park ticket. There are two major steps to booking your FastPass+ before your arrival that you’ll want to follow.

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You’ll want to set-up a My Disney Experience (MDE) account online at in order to access the FastPass+ booking system.

Just click “sign-in or create account” to get started. Once this is done you can link your tickets to your account under My Plans -> Park Tickets -> Link Tickets.

Once they are linked and assigned to your family and friends you can start booking!

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This service is completely free and available to every guest visiting the parks. If you’re staying on property you can book FastPass+ 60 days before your first day in the parks.

If you’re staying off property you can book 30 days before your first day in the parks.

Booking windows open at 7am EST and anytime after that all the way up to the day you visit the parks. Each guest is allowed to book 3 FastPass+ attractions per day, at the same park.

Before you start booking make sure you have your tickets linked (step 1) and property hotel linked (if any) in order to qualify for booking.

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We realize for some this might not be an option but most guests have access to a smartphone and the official Walt Disney World App will make your vacation so much better. It’s available on both Android and Apple. Once installed, Log-in to your MDE account and see all your plans or you can start making them by doing the following:

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The Walt Disney World App allows you to make and modify new and existing FastPass+ reservations. This includes while you’re at the parks for same-day changes or additions.

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You can make and see dining reservations in the app. Reservations can be made 120 days in advance and modified up to 24 hours before. 

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Not sure how long the line is for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad? Pull up the app and check! You can do this for any park attraction and show that’s currently operating. If it’s not, the app will tell you!

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  • Check-in to your hotel
  • Open your room door
  • Order quick service food
  • Check bus arrival times
  • See and modify guests
  • Link MagicBands

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Read some of the most common questions about booking a Disney World vacation and how to prepare for it.

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Yes, you can bring your own food into the parks. There are lockers for rent inside the parks for storage or if you want to bring in a cooler there are large lockers available outside the parks.

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Yes! And it’s highly recommended, especially for bigger attractions. You should be booking 30-60 days in advance based on where you’re staying.

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No. You cannot rent, split or share your Disney World Tickets. Every ticket must be used by the same person for everyday of the ticket. Your fingerprint is assigned to your ticket.

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There are things to do for any age at Disney World! The parks have over 80 attractions that have no height requirements so anyone, any age can enjoy them.

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I’ve put together an entire list dedicated to what you should pack for your Disney World vacation. Things like sunscreen, good shoes, hand sanitizer & more.

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Yes, but there’s almost no reason to. Standing in a 30 minute line to buy tickets is a waste of time. You should buy them in advance with Park Savers or if you’re there, buy them through the Disney World App.

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  • Buy Discounted Tickets
  • Bring Your Own Food
  • Stay Off Property or Value Resort
  • Bus or Uber to the parks
  • Don’t Buy Any Merchandise
  • Never Pay For Water

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  • You’ll need 5-7 days in the parks with Park Hopper.
  • Download the Disney World App
  • Stay on property for Extra Magic Hours every day + 60 day FastPass+ booking.
  • Schedule your FastPass+ 60 days out. Push them as early and as close together as possible.
  • Book additional FastPass+ once your initial 3 are used.

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No. These are purely an accessory and are not required for entry. Guests who do not have MagicBands will receive RFID enabled tickets.

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Extra Magic Hour is for property hotel guests only and is available each morning and evening at one of the 4 theme parks. It changes everyday so be sure to check park times the day before.

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There are 4 baby stations, 1 in each park. Here you change diapers, nurse and find a few baby items like pedialite and diapers. Cast Members are available to help with any needs you may have.

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