• On May 10, 2017
    Sarah from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When booking rooms, tickets... through Disney, do they still give the option to pay an initial deposit and then have the option to pay a little each month until it's closer to the date? If that's still possible, how far out can you book a trip?

    Dear Sarah,

    Thank you so much for reaching out to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question about planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    I completely understand wanting to be able to pay for your vacation well ahead of time, and I always do monthly payments leading up to my vacation as well. 

    Yes, you can definitely book directly through Disney, up to 499 days in advance of your check-in date. At that time, they will ask you to pay a certain amount of deposit. This amount will vary depending on your hotel choice and other factors, so I can't give you a specific number. At this time, you are not able to book 2018 Magic Your Way packages online, but you can absolutely call 1(407)W-DISNEY and do so over the phone.

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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