Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Dec 16, 2013
    Heather from NC 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.

    Does Disney offer any type of vacation layaway like program?

    Hi, Heather!

    Let me walk you through a few ways to pay for your magical Walt Disney World vacation.

    If you book a "room only" reservation, you need an amount equal to one night's stay to hold your reservation.  The balance is not due until you check-in at your resort.  Up until that point, you can call to make monthly payments if that works for you.  Another option is to buy Disney Gift Cards along the way and use those to pay for the balance of your room as well as your food during your vacation.

    If your plans include a "package" with room/tickets/dining, your deposit will be $200.  The balance must be paid in full 45 days prior to your arrival.  Payments until that time can be made whenever you wish.  Payments are not required, but you must pay in full at that 45 day mark.  

    There are many ways to budget for your vacation.  You can do a self-saving plan with Disney Gift Cards or even a "magic jar" where you keep your vacation fund.  Open a separate bank account just for vacations.  In lieu of birthday gifts, give family members Disney Gift Cards so they can use these for souvenirs, food, snacks, or even toward park tickets. 

    By planning ahead and saving, you can have a care-free, paid-in-full vacation before you even arrive to visit everyone's favorite Mouse!  Good luck!
thumbnail image for Cathy

Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
Learn More About Cathy

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.