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Frequently Asked Questions

To maximize your experience, we recommend you book a minimum of 180 days in advance of your arrival date.  This will ensure the most options for lodging and dining for your trip, allowing you the most flexibility to meet your needs.  You can book dining locations exactly 180 days before your arrival and the most popular dining, character and special event locations fill up immediately.  JK Mouse Travel can advise you on the best options and make the reservations on your behalf.  We also monitor for promotions  and will ensure you get the best deal, even if a better promotion comes available after your initial booking.  


We do all the work, you have all the fun!

Why should I consider the Dining Plan?

The dining plans offer an exceptional convenience and value for your vacation.  Years ago, advance reservations were only needed at the most popular dining experiences.  This is no longer the case.  Without advance reservations, guests can expect very long wait times and limited dining opportunities available.  The Disney Dining Plan options allow your family to have a worry free experience and save up to 25% per person when dining on property.  Please ask one of our JK Mouse Travel planners for examples of how a dining plan can reduce frustrations and become one of the highlights of your next vacation.

How far in advance should I book?

When is the best time to travel?

This can vary based on the age of your guests, your preferences for weather, crowds, etc.  Our personal favorites are January, February, early May, and September.  Call one of our JK Mouse Travel planners to help us understand your goals for the perfect vacation.

When do you get the best deals?

The Walt Disney Company routinely offers discounts and promotions that vary throughout the year.  The best thing about JK Mouse Travel is that we constantly monitor for these specials on a daily basis and can apply them to any trip that you have booked.  Our recommendation is that you book within your budget.  If a better promotion becomes available, that is just icing on the cake!

Why should I stay on property?

We find the convenience and quality of service, coupled with package programs, is a better overall value to stay on property.  Additionally, there are added benefits such as the Disney Dining Plans, Disney’s Magical Express ® Transportation, Extra Magic Hours Benefit & the ability to book Fastpasses at 60 days that are exclusive to guests staying at a Disney Resort Hotel.  The themed resorts, unique pools, access to meals, character events, and the ability to move about the various parks makes it the best possible experience for your vacation. 

How can I create an extra special experience for my family?

Disney offers a variety of tours and special experiences for all ages.  Here are just few of those specials experiences...

  • VIP Tours

  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and Pirates League

  • Private, chartered boat excursions

  • Celebrations with Disney Floral & Gifts

  • Wild Africa Trek in Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • Wedding packages

  • MIckey's Not So Scary Halloween Party & Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

  • Epcot's Food & Wine and International Flower & Garden Festival

  • ...and so much more!

Please contact your JK Mouse Travel agent for details.

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