Balcony at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On May 28, 2022
    Louis from MI 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 have a DVC reservation at AK. Can I use that reservation as a "package" to get tickets with a deposit vs paying in full?

    Jambo, Louis!

    As a fellow Disney Vacation Club Member, I'm happy to welcome you to planDisney.  Since it looks like you'll be visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas during the holidays this year, let me tell you that you're in for a treat –– I stayed at the Resort this past December and it was beautiful.  The gigantic tree at Jambo House was incredible and the giant gingerbread giraffe in the was so realistic.  Honestly, I still can't believe it was made of gingerbread!  I'm so excited to hear that you'll get to check out everything this majestic resort has to offer during your upcoming visit –– I think a wild holiday adventure is headed your way!

    While Disney Resorts Collection hotel reservations can be booked as a room and ticket package, unfortunately, there's no option to create a package for Disney Vacation Club reservations.  Honestly, the most straightforward way of making payments would be to purchase your tickets with a credit card and make monthly payments towards the balance.  Since you have a few months before you arrive, another way to make "payments" would be to begin purchasing Disney Gift Cards at regular intervals before your visit.  Then, you can create an account on the Disney Gift Card website to combine up to $1000 on a single card (balance limits are subject to change) and manage up to six cards, which you could use to purchase your tickets once your arrival gets closer.  While I know that neither of these options is a perfect substitute for making payments toward a package, each one would give you an indirect way to "break up" your payment over several months.

    Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney, Louis.  While I know this might not have been the answer you were looking for, I hope this helps as you plan your upcoming visit.  If you need additional information or think of new questions, please feel free to stop by again –– we're always here to help!

    Happy Planning,
    Amy

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