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  • On Oct 26, 2023
    Diana from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I book hotel only through Disney, and purchase tickets through AAA, am I able to make payments on the hotel ? I’ve heard that those who book hotel only are not able to make payments in advance. Thanks!

    Hi Diana! Welcome to planDisney!

    I'm excited to hear you are planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! While you may not be able to book a 2025 stay just yet, it's never too early to begin the process. With everything that goes into planning a magical stay, the earlier you start, the better!

    You can certainly book your Disney Resorts hotel and ticket package separately from one another. When booking your resort hotel, you'll be required to pay a deposit upon booking, which is usually equivalent to one night of your stay. The remaining balance for your room will be due upon arrival. I don't believe there is an option to make payments for your room online, however, you may be able to call the Walt Disney World Resort and see if they can handle it over the phone. If you are unable to, just simply save up for it and make the final payment when you arrive.

    If you happen to book your ticket package together with your Disney Resorts hotel, you'll be required to pay an initial deposit. Currently, this amount is $200, although pricing is subject to change at any time. Then, you can make payments leading up to your stay with the final payment due 30 days before your arrival.

    I'm excited to see what new experiences await your upcoming stay! Tiana's Bayou Adventure is slated to open late in 2024, which should be perfect timing for your trip! I'm sure there will be some tasty treats and special merchandise introduced before you arrive! I suggest following along with the Disney Parks Blog for any news and announcements happening at the parks!

    Diana, I hope this information helps you plan for your upcoming stay! Stop back and see us anytime at planDisney!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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