It is almost time for Disney to release package pricing for 2019. Yes, I understand that 2018 isn’t even half over, but if you are considering a Walt Disney World vacation in 2019, you want to start planning for it now.
Why? Well, because certain rooms can fill up fast. There are all kinds of events happening at Disney World all year long, and sometimes, your favorite resort can fill up before you know it. If you want to travel during a busy time of the year and/or you have a large family that wants to be under one roof, then you want to book your room now. Also, ticket prices typically increase during the first quarter of the year. It could happen sooner, it could happen later, it may not happen at all, but the past several years, they have increased the first quarter of the year. If you reserve a package before that happens, you have locked in your rate and you won’t be charged the higher ticket prices if or when they do increase, provided you don’t modify the price of your package.
Something to keep in mind when booking your 2019 vacation is that they are not discounted. You will be reserving the package at the full, regular price. But don’t panic! Part of my job as your travel agent is to monitor promotions as they are released and apply them to your reservation to help save you money. Sometimes, that may require a few changes in your reservation, and I will contact you about those changes and discuss them with you to see if it is worth making the change. Those changes could be something simple like adding the park hopper options to your tickets. It can also be a bigger change, such as changing your travel dates. Sometimes those changes can end up saving you hundreds of dollars. Maybe even thousands!
Also, booking your vacation early gets you on track for other types of reservations, such as dining and FastPass+. Many people don’t realize that dining reservations are made as early as 180 days in advance. Yes, the most popular restaurants are booked that early. If your family really wants to have dinner with Cinderella, in the castle, at a reasonable dinner time, then that 180 day mark is important. Sure, you might still be able to book a meal there a little closer to your trip, but it might be lunch at 2:30 or dinner at 9:45. As your travel agent, I’m going to stay on top of things and make sure you don’t miss out on your must do reservations!
FastPass+ reservations are made 60 days in advance for on site guests. If your family wants to experience the new Toy Story attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’re going to need those FastPass+ reservations to avoid extremely long standby wait times. You can expect standby wait times for new and popular attractions to be between 5-6 hours! Sure, those standby times will die down a bit by 2019, but those will still be the latest and greatest Disney attractions, and wait times will still be long. You don’t want to waste your time standing in long lines all day.
Let’s not forget that the all-new Star Wars Land is scheduled to open in 2019, also at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney has not yet announced an official opening date, but based on the new attraction debuts over the past two years, I would expect those new attractions to be open by summer. If you or someone you know is a big Star Wars fan, you are going to want to book your trip early to be one of the first to experience this amazing new land!
What’s required to book a vacation package? Just a $200 deposit at the time of booking. You can make payments throughout the year as often as you want, so the final payment isn’t so much of a sting. The final payment would be due on or before 30 days prior your arrival date. Cancellations made after your final payment due date can result in forfeiting all or a portion of your deposit.
Also keep in mind that my services are 100% FREE for you. Yes, FREE. Disney sees the value in people like me, and they will pay me directly so you don’t have to. If you were to book the same vacation on your own directly through Disney, the price would be the same, so why not take advantage of an expert like me to help you along the way?
I currently have a list going of people to contact the day these packages are released. If you want to be added to this list, please click HERE and provide me with your travel details so I can get you a personalized quote as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you soon!