Booking Hotels, Packages, ADRs...

Booking Hotels, Packages, ADRs...

Dad’s had a bunch of booking questions lately, so let’s look at them all today!

Our first question comes from a reader who asks…

Once I pay my deposit for my hotel/package, can I pay the remaining balance a little at a time or do I have to pay all at once when it is due?

Then Chris wants to know…

When can I book a trip for Nov. 2017.

And finally, Stacy writes in…

We will be in Florida for Thanksgiving this year. We plan on going to Epcot on Sunday November 27. When should I make my dinner reservation or should I say when can I make my dinner reservation for the reserve seating for the Candlelight Processional?

That’s a lot of questions. Let’s hop to it!

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You can book your 2017 vacation packages today! - Photo by Disney Photo Snapper


Dad’s Reservations Answer

The first question is easy! After you book your vacation package with Disney and give your deposit, you have a few options to pay it off. You can go online to you’re My Disney Experience account or call Disney directly to pay off your trip a little at a time (a minimum of $20) or in one lump sum – as long as you pay it all off by the due date (30 days before arrival), you’re golden.

On to question number two, another easy one. The answer is now! Although discounts are next yet available, they can be applied later when they come out if they turn out to be a better deal than your current booking. I have a feeling that Disney is going to have a few more price hikes in the coming months, so if you book now, you’ll lock in the lowest price.

Want to know the best time to go to WDW in November 2017? Check out Dad’s Crowd Calendars !

Why don’t you give Dad’s friends at Destinations to Travel a jingle and they’ll set you up with a quote to start planning your magical vacation!

Candlelight Processional

This is Dad’s favorite holday show - Photo by Laurie Sapp


And the last question is a little different – it’s about booking Advanced Dining Reservations and holiday time. The Candlelight Processional is a very popular show at Epcot during their Holidays Around the World celebrations.

There are three seatings for the show per night, and your Epcot dining reservation will correspond to one of the show times. This year you can also reserve dining packages for the show at Captain’s Grille at the Yacht Club Resort and Trattoria Al Forno at the BoardWalk.

You can book packages as of now, and I’d suggest doing so as quickly as possible since these packages sell out! You can book online or call 407-939-3463 to book.

Dad's Bottom Line


Well that was a whirlwind! Are there any other booking questions out there for Dad?

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