Aurora; Sleeping Beauty: Cinderella's Royal Table; AA; girl with tiara; meet and greet; Magic Kingdom
  • Mar 28, 2024
    Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How many months can you pay for a Disney holiday for?

    Hello Disney Traveler!

    Thank you for stopping by planDisney with a great question! How exciting to see you planning a visit to the Walt Disney World® Resort! 

    The specifics regarding payment can get detailed. Review those details here as you make your decision. Once you book your holiday, you have until the balance due date to make the final payment. If you book a flight inclusive holiday package, the balance due is currently 100 days prior to departure. If you are planning to book a Disney Resorts Collection hotel and tickets only holiday, then the balance is due eight weeks prior to departure. You can pay over time or simply pay off the entire balance before the balance due date.

    While my husband and I work on paying off the balance due for our Disney vacations, we have our girls start saving their own money. Sometimes, relatives and friends will give them cash as birthday or holiday presents and the girls save that cash to purchase souvenirs on the trip. On our first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, we were so busy having the most amazing time that we did not buy any merchandise. It was hard to believe, but the girls were five-years old, my parents were with us, we were busy figuring out how to navigate all of the parks, and we had the most fun.

    As you plan for your trip and select a resort hotel, remember to consider the transportation options from each resort hotel. Having multiple transportation options has helped us get to and from the theme parks more quickly, especially if leaving a park after a fireworks show. We also prefer resort hotels within walking distance of a theme park. If we have an early morning dining reservation, we love to walk to the park.

    Sending you a little extra pixie dust as you make plans! Remember that there are so many ways to enjoy the Walt Disney World Resort. We love looking at the fantastic photos and artwork at each resort. The history in those photos is inspiring. It reminds me of the ingenuity of the human spirit!

    May your planning be practically perfect!

    Magic and memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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