• On Dec 13, 2019
    Mary from OH 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.

    I want to take my family to DW Jan 2021. When can I start booking online and use the payment plan for this? Can I also do the dining package for the payment plan?

    Hi, Mary!  It is great to see you back here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so excited to hEAR that you are planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation!  The Most Magical Place on Earth will be celebrating its 50th birthday in 2021, so that will be a wonderful time to visit!  There are so many new and exciting things planned for the Walt Disney World Resort in the not too distant future, and I am so glad that you will get to experience some of those things during your next trip.

    An exact date has not been announced as to when 2021 vacation packages will be available for booking.  However, in the past, vacation packages for the upcoming year typically have opened for booking during the summer.  For example, guests were able to begin booking their 2020 vacation packages in June of 2019.  As it gets closer to summer, keep checking the Walt Disney World website for vacation package availability, and be sure to follow the Disney Parks Blog for all of the latest news and announcements.

    When you book your vacation package online, you will be asked to pay a deposit.  Your balance will not be due until much closer to your trip.  However, if you would prefer to pay off your balance a little at a time, you may continue to make payments online at your convenience.  Along with your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and your theme park tickets, you may also choose to add a Disney Dining Plan to your vacation package.  If you purchase a Disney Dining Plan, it will simply be added on to the total price of your vacation.  There is no need to make separate payments for your Disney Dining Plan.

    If you would like to get a head start on your vacation plans, you might want to consider making a room-only reservation.  Room-only reservations can be booked up to 499 days in advance.  If you wish to make a room-only reservation, you will need to call the Disney Resort Hotel Reservation line at 407-939-1936.  You will then have the option to modify that room-only reservation to a vacation package with theme park tickets and a Disney Dining Plan once 2021 vacation packages are available for booking.

    If you have any additional questions as you plan your magical vacation, please visit us again.  See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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