Eeekk!!! It’s 180 days until Peyton and I leave for our dream trip to Florida. While it seems incredibly far away, the next 6 months are sure to fly by. And if you have ever planned a trip to Walt Disney World you know there are some things you need to do before you go. There are some important dates and 180 days from arrival is one of your very important dates to be alert for.
At 180 days from your arrival day, you can make all your dining reservations for up to 10 additional days, they call it the 180 +10. Some of those more coveted reservations are easier to get towards the end of your vacation so many people are on the computer making reservations the second they can. I used a travel agent to help me secure the dream reservations we wanted.
The benefits of using a travel agent is that you do not need to be up at the crack of dawn to secure the reservations. They do it for you! And there is no additional cost for using a travel agent, you are going to pay the exact same price to book the same Disney World vacation with or without a travel agent. So why wouldn’t you want someone that knows the ins and outs of Disney reservations working with you for the ultimate vacation?
Peyton and I had mapped out all our dream reservations months ago. We know exactly where we want to eat and our travel agent, Anna took that information and secured us every reservation we wanted! We are doing some character dining but we are also trying some new restaurants this fall and I cannot wait.
We have the classic booked like Crystal Palace, Cinderella’s Royal Table and Be Our Guest. But we are going to be going to the Hoop De Do Musical Review for the first time ever, it’s a dinner show with a western theme. Plus we are trying out Sci-Fi Drive-in and Prime Time. I’ve been to Prime Time but Peyton hasn’t so it’ll be her first time and I haven’t been since I was a senior in high school.
At 180 days you can also book experiences, so we booked 2 droid experiences. Peyton and I are both going to make our own droids! Now, you do have to be 14 years old to make your own droid and Peyton will not be 14 years old, so one way around that was for us to book the reservation under my name and Peyton can “help” me make a droid for herself. You can bring one person with you to your experience so it works out perfectly for us, there is just the 2 of us. But we will both leave Disney World with our very own remote control droids! Now we just have to decide what type of droid we want to make. It’s a tough choice!
Planning a Disney World vacation can be a lot of fun but it can also be a little stressful. That’s why I like to use a travel agent, they help ease the stress and are right there to answer any questions you have. Plus they do some of the heavy lifting, ie long phone calls, for you to ensure your vacation is as magical as it can be.
Be sure to check out some of our other Disney World articles and keep an out this fall for when we take the ultimate trip to Florida!