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  • On Apr 3, 2022
    Adam from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I booked my trip through Disney World webpage and it is just a hotel. I have paid the minimum down but there isn't a button like usual to make a payment. Am I going to have to call Disney every time I want to make a payment?

    Hiya Adam,

    Welcome to planDisney! It is so exciting that you have booked a stay at the Walt Disney World Resort Collection Hotel. Staying on property at one of Disney World’s resort hotels is terrific. I love the extra time in the parks, the incredible amenities, and the magical theming. It also helps having easy transportation to and from the Theme Parks. I’m sure whatever resort hotel you choose, you will love it!

    At this time, only Walt Disney World Resort Vacation Packages (Walt Disney World Resort Collection Hotel stay plus Theme Park tickets) are eligible for payments over time. If you only have a room-only reservation, the only way to pay your remaining balance is at check-in.

    Unfortunately, that kind of puts a damper on budgeting for your trip if you are used to paying overtime. What I like to do in this situation is to leverage Disney Gift Cards. Since you can combine your balances (up to $1,000 per gift card), creating your own payment plan strategy is super easy. I start out by purchasing a gift card in a smaller amount (as my first payment) and then purchase additional cards in smaller increments over time until I have my total remaining balance covered. Once I have enough, I combine all the balances and put aside the Disney Gift Card until my trip. By the time I get to my arrival date, I am ready to go! I also utilize this tip for dining reservations, quick service snacks, and other extras I plan to budget for my trip. It helps me not overspend and also enjoy my trip a lot more.

    I’m sorry this isn’t exactly the answer you are looking for, but I hope my quick tip is helpful! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

    Happy Planning!

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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