• On May 10, 2022
    Ashley from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are there payment plan options for tickets only? We are planning a trip in September but not staying in a resort. The tickets are so expensive we were needing to pay over time .

    Hiya Ashley,

    Welcome to planDisney! Thank you so much for your question. I definitely understand the value of budgeting for a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. When I was in graduate school, my Prince Charming and I became pros on how to do Disney on a budget. Even though we aren’t in graduate school anymore, we still like to use the tips we learned for our vacations.

    Unfortunately, when you purchase Theme Park tickets, full payment is due at the time of purchase. Only Walt Disney World Resort Vacation Packages (which bundles a stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Collection Hotels and Theme Park Tickets) are eligible for payments over time. One of the tips we like to use to save money on Theme Park tickets is purchasing Disney Gift Cards. You can buy them in increments as low as $25 and combine them onto one card until you have enough to cover your Theme Park tickets. It is like creating your own payment plan! You can even use this for dining, merchandise, and all other Disney trip expenses. For dining, I like to look at the menus online, make a mock estimate of how much my food will cost, and buy Disney Gift Cards to cover the costs.

    I’m sorry I was unable to give you the answer you were looking for, Ashley. Hopefully, my Disney Gift Card tip is helpful for you in budgeting for your Walt Disney World Vacation. Don’t forget that you will need to make Disney Park Pass Reservations after you purchase Theme Park Tickets! If there is anything else we can do to help, please come back and see us.

    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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