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  • On Jun 4, 2023
    Elizabeth from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I made a resort reservation then purchased tickets. How is that different then a vacation package?

    Hiya Elizabeth,

    Welcome to planDisney! I am so excited to welcome you and help you plan for your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation.

    What a great question! As you mentioned, a Walt Disney World Resort Vacation Package combines a stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Collection Hotel with Theme Park tickets. Guests with a Vacation Package can make payments toward their vacation and enjoy additional Magical Extras. If you book a room-only reservation, you still receive perks such as Early Theme Park Entry but are not eligible to pay for your vacation; your final payment would be due when you check in. To have a Vacation Package, you would make your resort hotel reservation and theme park ticket purchases in the same transaction; booking them separately does not designate them as a vacation package.

    I hope that was helpful, Elizabeth. Please come back and see us if you need anything else. We are here to help you with recommendations for dining, experiences, and other magical tips to make your vacation as magical as can be.

    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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