EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Dec 26, 2012
    Amanda from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Budget for 1/2015, ? villa for 6 Adults and a toddler. Never to soon to plan right? :-) All will be buying Gift Cards to save. Do you think this is a safe bet as they don't expire? If booked online with WDW including airfare can you pay w/ multiple cards?

    It's definitely never too soon to plan, Amanda.  Good for you!  Unfortunately, room rates for 2015 haven't yet been released and so I can't give you an accurate estimate for your trip.  I will say, though, that saving up by way of Disney gift cards is a safe bet as they can be used at Disney parks (and even aboard Disney's ships).  Did you know that you can reload them for any amount between $5 and $1500?  Meaning you can continue to add to the balance of one card by simply applying more funds.  If it were me, I'd try to maximize the value of each card, therefore limiting the quantity of cards you have to keep track of.  Also, I called to double check and you can indeed pay off your vacation package using multiple gift cards.  If you choose to go that route, you should call to apply the gift card balance to your vacation package rather than attempt to do it online.  Also, you should hang on to the gift cards even after you've used the full balance because if for some reason you need to cancel your trip the refund will be returned to the gift cards.  I hope that helps!
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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