Mom and Child in room at Polynesian
  • On May 17, 2021
    Karrie from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning a trip for March 2022. Am I able to do a room only reservation and then add a package with tickets later? I have 1 person that is not sure if they will go, so I don't want to have a package for 5 if only 4 go.

    Welcome back, Karrie!

    Karrie, if there was a competition for which family was least likely to commit to plans, my family would win every time. So I have a ton of experience with the flexibility of vacation packages. 

    When you book a Walt Disney World Resort vacation package, including accommodations in the Disney Resorts Collection and theme park tickets, you can book with as little as $200 down. The balance of your vacation package will be due 30-days before check-in. Please note that the payment terms are subject to change. 

    Now, here is my favorite thing about vacation packages, they can be canceled or modified more than 30-days out with no fee. So I would go ahead and make your vacation package for 5 people. Just remember to modify it for the final number in your party before that 30-day deadline. 

    If the final person decides not to attend, simply go into your My Disney Experience Account and remove them. You will see the balance due decrease before your eyes. 

    I am speaking from personal experience when I say it is much easier to remove a member of your party than it is to try and add them to dining reservations or score them a last-minute Disney Park Pass system reservation

    If you do not want to book the entire vacation package for all 5 guests, you can go ahead and book your room only. Once you decide how many guests will be joining you, you can purchase your theme park tickets separately. Just know that your theme park tickets will be non-refundable since they were booked outside of a vacation package. 

    I hope that this helped, Karrie! Please come back here if we can help you decide where to play, stay, or dine at Walt Disney World Resort. 

    See you real soon!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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