Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Nov 9, 2022
    Tracy from ME Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How far in advance do you need your room balance paid?

    Hey there, Tracy, and welcome to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by the panel with your question! Judging by your question, it looks like a trip to Walt Disney World Resort is in your future! As you stroll down Main Street U.S.A., make sure to stop by Main Street Confectionery for build-your-own gourmet popcorn. Vacation is always better when popcorn and chocolate combine!

    Tracy, when you book a Disney Vacation Package the remaining balance is due 30 days before your arrival date. If you booked a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel room-only reservation, your remaining balance is upon arrival and check-in to your hotel. 

    One perk that I love to take advantage of is being able to pay the $200 deposit required to book a Walt Disney World Vacation package. My family can book our trip over a year in advance and take all the time we need to make payments before our payment deadline.

    You can make as many payments as you like by logging in to your My Disney Experience account online and selecting the “Resort Hotel” icon. You will then see the option to “Make a Payment” on your vacation package. Click this option and complete the remaining prompts to apply your payment to your remaining balance. However, if your Vacation Package was booked through an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, you will have to contact your planner directly and request they apply payments to the remaining balance on your behalf. 

    I hope this helps, Tracy! If you have more questions while planning your Disney Vacation, stop back by and let me know

    You’ve got a friend in me, 

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Meet the Panelist: Phillip, Alabama

Hi there! I’m Phillip from Alabama and you can consider me your skipper. I love helping families navigate the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney planning is like a trip through a jungle - there may be twists and turns but with a little patience and pixie dust I’m here to help you have the most magical time! Learn More About Phillip

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