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Disney World Just Launched This Year’s First Special Offer for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is closer than you might think, and Disney is already preparing to celebrate by releasing the first Resort discount of the season!

The winter months can be an excellent time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, and if you have been holding off on a holiday trip for some time, 2022 could be the year to finally make your return. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party returns to the Magic Kingdom this year for the first time since 2019, and all four Disney Parks will have their own festivities just for the season.

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In EPCOT, the International Festival of the Holidays returns complete with holiday storytellers around World Showcase and Candlelight Processional. The Merry Menagerie returns to Discovery Island in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and all around Disney Resort hotels, Guests will find incredible gingerbread displays, gorgeous Christmas trees, and more.

The holiday season can be one of the most expensive times of the year to visit Walt Disney World, in terms of increased room and ticket prices and also with pricier travel in general (especially airfare). Thankfully, Disney just released the first special offer of the season, with more to come, hopefully soon!

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The first special offer just revealed for the 2022 holiday season offers up to 25% stays at most Walt Disney World Resort hotels for Annual Passholders. The offer is valid for stays most nights, October 23-December 25, 2022, and is available for booking now.

To book, Guests need to either use an authorized Disney travel agent or be logged into their My Disney Experience account with a properly linked Annual Pass to book on DisneyWorld.com. Percentages of discounts vary based on the Resort, with 25% typically being for stays at Deluxe Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

As a room-only offer, this savings is not combinable with other packages and tickets (though thankfully, if you have an Annual Pass, you at least have your theme park tickets already covered.)

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Given the increased demand for the fall’s seasonal events at Disney World, especially for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, we anticipate that this holiday season will be quite the popular time to visit. (It always is, but that pent-up demand could mean resorts filling up earlier than usual.) As such, if you are hoping to take advantage of this special offer, we recommend booking your reservation asap.

Not an Annual Passholder? Disney typically releases multiple special offers for each season, so additional discounts will likely be released soon. We will continue to monitor updates on Resort booking discounts leading up to the holiday season and will update you as we know more here on DisneyTips.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."