• On Jun 22, 2016
    Teresa from SC 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.

    Do I have to pay my vacation package balance in full before I can book my dining reservations?

    Hello Teresa!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thanks for this excellent question!

    I'm happy to report that you do not need to pay your vacation package balance in full before you make your Advance Dining Reservations! As a Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guest, you can begin making your Advance Dining Reservations 180 days from your check-in date plus up to 10 days of your on-property stay. Hooray!

    Quick Tip: Note that under the current rules, vacation package balances must be paid in full at least 30 days before check-in.

    I hope this helps with your planning, Teresa! Please stop back with any other questions about your upcoming trip.

    Wishing you magical memories to last a lifetime!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, Pennsylvania

I'm a wife, mom to three amazing girls (ages 10, 8 and 5) and lover of all-things-Disney! For our family of five, there is nothing more magical than a Walt Disney World Resort vacation (except, perhaps, the unforgettable memories that accompany those vacations!). I enjoy planning our Walt Disney World vacations almost as much as I love taking them, and I would love to share my tips and experiences with you so that you can get the most out of your next Walt Disney World vacation!  Learn More About Erin

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