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This page brings to one place links to material on this site related to when your Disney World plans should be firm. 

It’s part of a series on navigating this site.

See the links below for more!

When Your Plans Need to Be Firm

Already Too Late?

180 Day Calendar

Using Travel Agents to help with your planning

How Far in Advance You Can Book your Disney World trip

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1 Dennis { 08.21.13 at 6:26 pm }

If I have paid my WDW package deposit, including insurance payment, and have to cancel more than 45 days before scheduled arrival, what amount will I lose? What if I have paid in more than the deposit amount and insurance?

2 Dave { 08.22.13 at 10:31 am }

Dennis, I don’t pay much attention to the insurance side of things, so I’m not sure. I’d advise you just to call Disney reservations and ask them…

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3 Chrissy Still { 08.22.13 at 10:07 am }

Hi Dave,

so im looking at dates 24/04/14 for 2 weeks and called Expedia last night to see if i can book the Riverside with them but they said that Disney have not released the rooms yet to them?. Do you have any idea when they will/usually do as Expedia are very vague about this and i want to be able to book my package with them as they always seem to be the best on price


4 Dave { 08.22.13 at 10:47 am }

Chrissy–sorry, but I don’t know when Disney releases rooms to Expedia… You could search “fake” reservations by month on Expedia–look for March, if you can’t find any look for February, etc–see how many months ahead are available, and use that for a rough forecast of when Disney might put late April dates in…

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