November and December are such an amazing time to visit Walt Disney World because of all the beautiful decorations but Thanksgiving week and Christmas though New Years get the highest crowds of the whole year – so high that the parks sometimes close to capacity. We’ve compiled some of our best tips to help manage crowds and have an incredible Disney vacation.
Tip 1: Book Your Disney Dining & Resort Reservations As Soon As Possible:
Disney World dining reservations can be booked up to 180 days in advance and some locations fill quickly so book your dining as soon as possible. Check park hours to make sure you’re selecting dining times that don’t interfere with parades, fireworks, or other priorities. Make it easy on yourself by letting us do it for you – we book dining reservations, subject to availability, for our clients. A lot of the official Disney World resorts will fill to capacity so you want to make your hotel reservations early too. The deposit on a Disney World vacation package is only $200 is completely refundable up to 45 days prior to arrival so there is no real risk. If Disney releases a discount for your travel dates, it can be applied to your existing reservation – subject to availability, of course.
Travel Agent Secret Tip:
There are a few restaurants that do not release all of their inventory to the Disney reservation system so you can sometimes get a seating by calling the restaurant directly:
Big River Grill at the Boardwalk Inn (near Epcot) – Call 407-560-0253
Raglan Road (Downtown Disney) – Call 407-938-0300
Rainforest Café (Downtown Disney) – Call 407-827-8500
Rainforest Café (Animal Kingdom) – Call 407-938-9100
T-Rex (Downtown Disney) – Call 407-828-8739