• On Jun 5, 2020
    Andrea from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    we were gifted DVC points to book our stay at Saratoga this nov and I am budget planning. are there any resort fees that will be added on at check out? some hotels we have recently stayed at (non Disney) have charged a resort fee separate from room rate.

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Andrea! It's great to see you hEAR again. 

    Andrea, I couldn't dream up a better present than the gift of a Disney Vacation Club Resort stay and I'm so excited for your upcoming trip to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. With its quiet grounds and close proximity to Disney Springs, this property is a hidden gem and I think Maximus from Tangled would agree! 

    When I am preparing my family for a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, we always keep an eye on our budget, so I appreciate this great question. Since you will be booking this stay with points, you will NOT see any additional resort charges at check-out. However, keep in mind that if you charge food, beverages or merchandise to your room, those will need to be paid at check-out. Andrea, I will also mention that (should you be gifted points in the future) if a trip to Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas is in your future, you'll want to budget in a cushion for the Hawai'i transient accommodations tax that will be charged upon check-out there. 

    Andrea, November is a beautiful time to be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort and I hope you have an unforgettable stay. Since your question was budget-related, I will also suggest that you start stocking up on Disney gift cards. I have found that this is a great way for us to save what we're comfortable spending over the months leading up to our trip. The best part is that these can easily be managed and balances transferred online. 

    I hope this helps as you are thinking ahead and getting excited for your vacation. Please come back and see us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any other questions you might have.

    Wishing you a pixie-dusted stay,
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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