• On Jul 16, 2021
    Brenda from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I make my payments toward my trip. what is the time frame for setting a reservation time for activities that require a reservation.

    Hello, Brenda and thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    Brenda, while December seems far away, you’ll be enjoying the holiday Magic of the Walt Disney World Resort before you know it, so let’s chat about payments.

    Since you have already booked a Disney Resorts Collection hotel stay or vacation package, you’ll want to begin by logging into your My Disney Experience account. Room-only stays don’t need the balance paid in full until check-in, so assuming that you’ve booked a vacation package you’ll want to click on “My Plans.” From there you’ll scroll down until you see the details of your vacation and the option to “Make a Payment.” If Stitch has infiltrated the system and you’re unable to make a payment for some reason, I encourage you to call in and speak with a Cast Member.

    Now, Brenda, in addition to paying off your reservation at least 30 days prior to check-in, you’ll also want to circle the date 60 days before check-in, as that’s when you’re able to make advanced dining reservations. If you have specific restaurants that you’re hoping to visit, I encourage you to set your alarm and program your coffee maker because dining reservations open at approximately 5:45 AM. To make advanced dining reservations, you’ll want to log into your My Disney Experience account and hover over the blue circle icon that reads, “Dining.” Then click on “Make a Reservation.” As a Disney Resorts Collection hotel guest you are able to book dining for the length of your stay, up to 10 days. Brenda, if you’re hoping to enjoy any modified character dining, I encourage you to secure those reservations FIRST as restaurants like Chef Mickey’s, Garden Grill Restaurant, Hollywood & Vine Topolino’s Terrace- Flavors of the Riviera and Tusker House fill up quickly!

    Brenda, I hope this information is helpful as you’re planning ahead. If you have additional questions, please come on back to planDisney where, like the Incredibles, we are always at the ready!

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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