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  • On Feb 5, 2019
    Kyle from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! I am currently planning a trip for WDW in March 2020 to take my parents and 1 year old daughter for the first time. We will be putting down a deposit and paying gradually. Can we still book ADRs and FastPass+ reservations before we have fully paid?

    Hi, there!

     Kyle, I'm so happy to hear you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. How exciting!

     When you book a Disney Resort Hotel Package, all you're required to pay upfront is an initial deposit. As you count down the days until your magical stay, you can begin creating your travel itinerary with dining reservations and FastPass+ experiences, even if you haven't finished paying the balance of your vacation package! You are most welcome to make payments gradually online on My Disney Experience or over the phone. As long as you pay the balance in full at least 30-days prior to your arrival date, you'll be all set! 

     One of the many benefits of staying at a Disney Resort hotel is early access to planning tools. When you're 180-days out from your visit, you can make dining reservations for the entire length of your stay. I always recommend making a few reservations for Character Dining Experiences. These meals are super fun for the whole family! Once you're just a short 60-days out from your arrival, you can select your FastPass+ experiences. FastPass+ is my favorite way to save valuable time in the theme parks!

     Did you know that free planning videos are available online? Be sure to check them out!

     Kyle, please let me know if you have any other questions. I'd love to help you plan a magical stay!


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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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