• On Oct 19, 2020
    Anthony from MN 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 don't have a vacation package booked yet. Is it possible to load funds to a disney account and then pay for a package? Or do I need to have a reservation first?

    Hi Anthony,

    Thank you for stopping by planDisney with your great vacation planning question.  As the self-proclaimed vacation and budget planner for my family, I can completely relate to your question!  It seems as if I'm always dreaming about our next "Magical Adventure", which means I'm always saving and budgeting for a Walt Disney World vacation!

    Sometimes I just go ahead and make my best guess about our travel dates and book our vacation package reservation and then monitor if we need to modify Disney vacation reservation because my dates need to be adjusted.  After my vacation package is booked, I simply call or make payments online for my Disney vacation package.  I always set a reminder on my phone calendar to ensure that I have our vacation package paid off at least 30 days prior to check in.  Occasionally I will have a Disney Resort hotel room only reservation, and in those instances the remainder is due at time of check in.

    Another method for saving up for your Walt Disney World vacation is to purchase Disney Gift Cards.  You can even combine multiple gift cards into one card, with a maximum of $1000 at the time of this writing.  I have been known to add Disney Gift Cards to my birthday and Christmas wish list!  Disney Gift Cards can be used in practically almost everything Disney, and definitely at the Walt Disney World Resort.

    I hope this information helps you with your vacation planning Anthony.  Have a Magical time planning your next adventure, and please stop by again as you continue your journey.  We are always happy to help you plan all the details of your Walt Disney World vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Brenda, Missouri

I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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