• On Aug 31, 2019
    Julia from MN 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, can my parents in the UK book and pay for a vacation for us from the UK website - we are currently living in the US and they want to send us to WDW while we are here. They would not be joining us on the trip unfortunately.

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Julia!

    How wonderful that your parents would like to send you on a jolly holiday at the Walt Disney World Resort! That is such a kind and lovely gesture, and I’m sure it’s so deeply appreciated.

    I checked in with a Cast Member, who asked me to let you know that, because your parents will not be traveling with you, they would not be able to purchase a U.K. Resident Special Offer vacation package for you to use, unless you have valid proof of U.K. residency for yourselves. Proof of U.K. residency is required to activate the package upon arrival at the Walt Disney World Resort. This works similarly to Canadian and Florida resident special offers.

    Julia, if you are not U.K. residents yourselves, your parents would certainly be welcome to book a U.S. resident Walt Disney World vacation package for you, and there are several current Special Offers that can offer some great savings. Because your parents may not be able to view the U.S. Walt Disney World Resort website, it might make more sense for them to contact Reservations at (407) 939-1936 (they can find the U.K. number here), or for you to take a look and then work out a way for them to pay. Another option might be to use an Authorized Walt Disney World Vacation Planner; these travel agents do not charge for their services, but can make arrangements on their behalf. Because this is such a generous offer, I’d like to encourage you to contact Guest Relations at (407) 939-5277 to see if a Cast Member can help you figure out the best way to make this work for both your parents and your family.

    Now, more than ever, it’s a fantastic time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, and I hope your family has the very best time. I think it would be so much fun to make a thank you slideshow or video to show your parents just how much magic they made for you with this special gift. If you decide to purchase Memory Maker, it comes with lots of great photo extras, and you could even visit the Disney PhotoPass Service Studio to take some pixie-dusted family portraits to commemorate your time together.

    ChEARs to planning a vacation that is practically perfect in every way! Please come back and see us if we can help as you plan and dream.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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