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When Can I Book 2026 Walt Disney World Vacation Packages?

The Walt Disney Travel Company typically releases package information and pricing mid-year for the following year.

More Disney Resort Hotel Benefits 

There are so many reasons to stay at a Disney Resort Hotel, including: 

  • Proximity to the theme parks: If visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks, nothing beats the convenience of staying at a Disney Resort hotel. Many resorts are just a hop, a skip and a jump to a theme park! 
  • Complimentary transportation: Not only are the theme parks near the resorts, but they’re easy to get to. With several complimentary transportation options, such as buses, boats, monorails and Disney Skyliner, guests can get anywhere they need to go. 
  • Extra time in the theme parks: Disney Resort hotel guests can get extra time in the theme parks with 30 minutes of early theme park entry. And guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts or Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts can maximize their time with extended evening hours at select parks.
  • Early access to dining reservations: Don’t forget, Disney Resort hotel guests can make dining reservations for their entire stay (up to a 10-night stay) 60 days before the first day of their vacation!
  • Recreation & fitness activities: Even during a vacation, wellness is one of our top priorities. Disney Resort hotels offer several wellness activities through Disney Family Wellness. Some favorites include dancing to Disney songs, family fun walks and, yes, even pickleball!  

If guests prefer to pack light, they can purchase a MagicBand+ that will let them into the theme parks, unlock their Disney Resort hotel room, link Disney PhotoPass photos, make purchases and more – just with a tap of their band. Disney Resort hotel guests have the option to purchase a MagicBand+ at a special discount before they arrive for their stay.

With a Disney Resort Hotel Package, your vacation will come together like magic! In addition to accommodations and theme park tickets, you can also purchase vacation insurance, ground transportation, and other options, so you can just focus on the fun! 

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You are able to make a room-only reservation 499 days in advance by paying a deposit equal to one night's stay while your balance will be due the day you check into your resort hotel. In order to book a Walt Disney World vacation package, a $200 deposit is required to book with the remaining balance of your package being due thirty-days prior to your arrival.

Converting your room-only reservation to a package is not always as easy as it sounds as there are other factors that weigh in. What you're essentially going to be doing is cancelling that room-only reservation and booking a brand new package reservation. Once the Cast Member cancels the room-only, they will refund the deposit for it as well. Doing that will take a few minutes and you take the chance of losing that exact room-type during those few minutes. When they go to book the vacation package, they'll need to charge the new deposit at that point as well.

Also, just because you've been holding that room with your room-only booking does not mean that it will still be available when the Cast Member tries to re-book it. It's very important to remember that there are hundreds of guests on the phone and online booking reservations at the same time and you may have just cancelled something that someone else was looking for. When you have your heart set on a specific resort, taking the chance that the Cast Member might not be able to get that same room-type is definitely something to carefully consider. If it's not worth taking that risk, you may as well wait to book your room until the 2026 packages are released.