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  • On Jun 10, 2024
    Chloe from United Kingdom Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When is the best time to book when yoh get the longest period of time before your holiday? For example the lowest payment per month so when is best to book?

    Hi Chloe!
    Welcome to planDisney.

    It's always a pleasure to assist my fellow guests from the UK.  Thank you for sending us this question.

    When you book a holiday with the Walt Disney Travel Company you may spread the cost of your holiday by paying in flexible instalments (incurring no additional fees or interest).  You can make the payments of variable amounts and on dates to suit you, with the only stipulation being that the full balance must be paid by the balance due date.  For hotel and ticket bookings, the full balance is due 8 weeks before departure.  If you make your booking within 8 weeks of departure, payment is required in full when you book the holiday.  These terms and conditions are subject to change.

    Currently, you can book your holiday up to 31 December 2025.  So, assuming you were going for 2 weeks (traveling around 17th December) your full balance would be due to be paid by around 22nd October 2025.  Therefore the timescale from today's date until paying the full balance would be around 16 months.  These dates are all approximate, but it gives you an idea.

    The Walt Disney Travel Company usually releases holidays for the following year around February/March. The earlier you book, the longer you will have available to pay your instalments.

    Remember, if you are booking a holiday for 2025 you might qualify for the Free Dining & Drinks offer, which is too good to miss!

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions.  We will be happy to help you plan your magical holiday!


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Meet the Panelist: Sue, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Sue

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