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  • On Feb 22, 2024
    Heather from RI 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 to I plan my trip to pay in installments

    Hello, Heather. Welcome to planDisney!

    Planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is exciting, but things can add up quickly! As my family’s accountant and budgeter, I completely understand wanting to spread the cost of my vacation over a couple of payments rather than one lump sum. Having a vacation paid for in advance also allows me to fully enjoy my vacation without the fear of a large credit card bill immediately upon my return. I suggest checking out the Special Offers, Deals & Discounts page before making any reservations to see if you can take advantage of these cost-saving deals!

    Once you are ready to make a reservation, if you are booking a Walt Disney World vacation package (Disney Resorts Collection hotel and Theme Park Tickets), you will make the initial deposit payment at the time of purchase and be required to make the final payment 30 days before your first night’s stay. While there is no official monthly payment plan, you can make payments that fit your timing and budget by logging into your My Disney Experience account, selecting My Plans, finding your reservation, and selecting Make a Payment. As long as that final balance is paid 30 days before your first night’s stay, you’re good to go! One important thing to note is that there is no payment plan option if you are only purchasing a resort hotel room or only purchasing theme park tickets, as the payment for individual purchases is due in full at the time of purchase. 

    Heather, before you make your final decision on your vacation package, be sure to look into the Disney Dining Plans. These plans can be another source to save money on your upcoming vacation. If you decide to include this in your vacation package, the cost would be lumped into your reservation, allowing you to pay for your food and drinks ahead of time as well!

    I hope this answer helps you with your planning, Heather. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to come back to planDisney or ask me another question directly.

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Meet the Panelist: Brent, Maryland

Welcome to planDisney! I'm Brent, a husband, father, coach, and dog dad from Annapolis, MD, with a mind on a permanent Disney vacation! I specialize in crafting unforgettable trips to the Walt Disney World Resort but when it's my turn to vacation, you can catch me indulging in the food options of EPCOT's World Showcase, ascending Disney Mountains, and lounging poolside at Stormalong Bay with a delicious treat from Beaches & Cream Soda Shop! Learn More About Brent

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