Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 18, 2012
    Olivia 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.

    Hi, I'm planning a trip to WDW in may 2013 with my boyfriend (it's his first time!). We're trying to spend the next 11-12 months saving up for the trip.. Do you know if you have pay full when you make the reservations or can you pay full when you arrive?

    Hi Olivia!

    How exciting that you're planning a trip to Walt Disney World!
    Planning ahead is a great idea and makes budgeting much less stressful.

    First, visit the Walt Disney World website to review the Magic Your Way Vacation Package options. Choose the resort, park ticket & meal plan that best suits your plans and budget. Once you've decided, simply book your vacation online with just a one-time $200 deposit to reserve your package.
    It's that simple!

    During your booking, you'll have created an online profile & can then log in as often as you wish to make small payments. After booking, you'll see the date by which your vacation must be paid in full (45 days prior to arrival). I recommend backtracking from that date to the current date, and divide your remaining payments over that number of weeks. You can then log in and make weekly, bi-weekly or monthly payments with the peace of mind that you'll be paid in full by your vacation package due date.

    Tip: I usually set an automatic reminder in my cell phone or computer calendar to log into my online banking, transfer cash to my credit or debit card, then make my payment on the Walt Disney World site! That way, I stay right on track with my budget, and my vacation is paid in advance, worry-free!

    Check for applicable Special Offers that may fit your plans as they become available. If you need to make changes to your package, or if a new offer is advertised that you'd like to take advantage of, simply call a Disney Cast Member for assistance at (407) 939-7675 to check for availability under the new offer. Have your confirmation number handy when you call.

    Please visit me again if I can provide you with any further assistance or tips.
    Wishing you a Magical time planning Olivia!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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