On June 20, 2017 Walt Disney Travel Company® opened 2018 dates for booking Walt Disney World® vacation packages! Travel dates are January 1 - December 31, 2018. However, since travel is only able to be booked 499 days in advance currently packages can be booked through the first of November! Don't fret though, by late July ALL of 2018 will be available for booking!
It's really not too early to think about a 2018 Disney vacation!! There are so many advantages to booking your Walt Disney World® vacation early! With a $200 deposit you can secure your vacation and make payments at your schedule until your final payment is due (30 days prior to arrival). Dining reservations are available to book 180 days in advance for your entire stay when you're staying in a Disney owned-resort. Let's not forget FastPass + reservations can be made 60 (yes, SIXTY!) days in advance for your entire stay when you're staying in a Disney owned-resort. Magic Bands are included for each person on the reservations as well. Are you convinced that it's time to book your 2018 Disney vacation??
Booking a Magic Your Way® vacation package includes resort accommodations and Magic Your Way® theme park tickets. The Base theme park tickets allow for entry into one theme park per day and the Park Hopper Option and the Park Hopper Plus Options are both available for purchase to upgrade your tickets. You do also have the option to add one of the available Disney Dining Plans. And speaking of Disney Dining Plans there is one notable change to the Dining Plans is the beverage option...
Guests will have several new beverage options available in 2018 when they purchase one of the 2018 Disney Dining Plans along with their Walt Disney World vacation package. Guests under 21 years of age will be able to choose one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered). Guests 21 and older will be able to choose either one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one single-serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement.
A single-serving non-alcoholic beverage will include items such as:
Artisanal Milkshakes Fresh Smoothies Premium Hot Chocolate Soda, Coffee or Tea
A single-serving alcoholic beverage includes items such as:
Beer or Cider Wine or Sangria Mixed Drinks and Specialty Cocktails
So, what are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to plan your 2018 vacation and start that countdown!!
Chrissie Lograno-Weinstein is a Vacation Specialist with Coasters & Castles Travel, LLC. She is from Rockaway Beach, NY and currently lives in Cape Coral, Florida with her husband and children. Chrissie has been to Walt Disney World more times than she can count. She is an avid Disney fan and a mom who is all too familiar with traveling with children who have special needs. Her favorite characters are Minnie Mouse and The Muppets. Her favorite attractions are Mickey's Philharmagic and Jungle Cruise. Chrissie would love to help you book and plan a MAGICAL Disney vacation!