We find that some clients have no idea that they can book their 2018 Orlando vacation so early, and those that do know often don’t realize why it’s often to their benefit. Check out these seven advantages to booking your Orlando package sooner rather than later.
1. Save money on theme park tickets
Walt Disney World generally raises their theme park ticket prices twice a year. Universal Orlando does the same. SeaWorld and Legoland are not on as specific of a schedule, but you can count on the fact that however much tickets cost today, if you waited a year to buy them, it would be more. The good news is that tickets bought today will still be valid after the price increases. As a result, the sooner you buy them, the better.
2. You can get everything you want
Do you have your eye on a particular Disney World good neighbor hotel? Do you want to rent an Orlando vacation home? If you want to get the best selection in accommodations, then you want to book sooner rather than later.
3. You can book dining reservations six months in advance at Disney World
If you’ve been to Walt Disney World before, then you know that the most popular restaurants can fill up fast. Not only would you have very little chance of being able to eat at them if you just walked up on the day you’re visiting, but in some cases you can’t even get a reservation five months out. That’s why some advance planning is important.
At Disney World, you can book your dining reservations six months – or 180 days – before you’re visiting. If you have your Orlando vacation planned well in advance, then you can be on the phone or on the internet the moment those reservations are available. This is important either if you have some restaurants you definitely want to try, or if you’re attempting to get reservations for larger groups.
4. You won’t have to pay for your entire Orlando vacation at once
Our policy is to accept a down payment for an Orlando package with the full amount due 30 days before the trip. If you book far in advance, then you’ll have plenty of time to save up and take the Orlando vacation of a lifetime. If you don’t leave enough time, then you may have to visit for a shorter period of time or not get the quality accommodations you’re looking for.
5. You’ll be ahead of major announcements
Both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando have some huge things planned for the next few years. From new rides, to Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land, there’s a lot to look forward to. While most projects have a general timeline, they don’t have specific opening dates. You can count on resorts booking up quickly as soon as those dates are released – which means you can expect prices to go up too. If you book in advance, you can skip the inflated prices these announcements are sure to bring with them.
6. You’ll have more flexibility
If you plan your trip just 30 days before you plan to go, then you’ll likely have very specific days during which you can travel. This means that regardless of the dates that have the most availability, the dates dining reservations are open, or the dates that you can get the best price, you’re stuck visiting within a specific period.
On the other hand, if you plan your trip eight months in advance, it’s likely you’ll have a timeframe in mind but not have picked out specific dates. This allows you the flexibility to choose your trip dates based on what’s the most affordable, what offers the extras you want, and what’s available.
7. Every aspect of your trip is likely to be cheaper
Not only will your theme park tickets be cheaper, but all aspects of your Orlando vacation are likely to be cheaper. For example, if you’re flying into Orlando and have many months to keep an eye on flight prices, you can swoop in and get great deals. On the other hand, if you’re starting to look just a few weeks or months before your trip, then you’re much more likely to simply be stuck with whatever prices are available.
Whether you’re taking a last minute Orlando vacation or are planning a year out, there are travel experts who can help you get the best possible deal.