Book Early! What WDW Newbies May Not Realize...
If you haven't planned a Walt Disney World vacation in the last decade, you may not know how important it is to book your vacation at least 6 months in advance. Can you book a trip to Disney World for next weekend? Sure. And you'll have a great time, too. As long as you realize you won't be able to get coveted FastPass+ reservations like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train or the Anna and Elsa Meet and Greet.Unless you are willing to wait in line an hour and half or more for each of those attractions, you'll be skipping them. Your dining options will be limited, too.
Disney World dining reservations can be booked 180 days in advance. The most popular and desirable restaurants will be booked solid 179 days in advance, You have a little more time to plan your FassPass+ reservations - 60 Days out for on-site guests and 30 days out for off-site guests. Of course, you'll need to know which park you are going to be in on which days, when you will be dining, and have the rest of your itinerary mapped out in advance of your FastPass+ reservation window.
Does all of this planning sound like a headache? Don't let that stop you from going to Disney World. I will handle all of these reservations for you, but don't delay! The key to a truly magical Disney World vacation is to book early!!!