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  • On May 22, 2023
    Annie from TN 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 put can I book a trip and begin paying on it? Sort of like lay-a way ;)

    Hiya Annie,

    Welcome to planDisney! You have come to the right place to help you plan a dream worth vacation to the Most Magical Place on Earth!

    I love the way you put it in your question, Annie. The price of a trip to Walt Disney World Resort can add up, especially when you combine dining, a resort stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Collection Hotel, Enchanting Extras, and Theme Park tickets. Having a “lay-a-way” or sorts is a great way to make sure that you can “treat yourself” but not “break the bank.” With a Walt Disney World Resort Vacation Package, you can build a package that includes a stay at a resort hotel with your Theme Park tickets. The best part is that you can make payments on that Vacation Package over time (the final payment is due 30 days before your check-in date). How far out you can make reservations and begin making payments depends on the release of the bookings on the Walt Disney World Resort website. Currently, Vacation Packages are only available for 2023 bookings through the end of the calendar year, but a week from today, on May 31, the 2024 bookings will become available. Once live on the site, you can reserve a Vacation Package and begin making payments.

    I hope this was helpful, Annie! Please come back and see us if you need anything else! Before I let you go, did you know that the Disney Dining Plan is returning on January 9, 2024? This beloved addition to Vacation Packages can be added to all stays after January 9, allowing you to pre-pay for your dining. This is great from a budget perspective!

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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