• On Apr 21, 2016
    Lisa from South Yorkshire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi moms. Planning our trip for November, if we book at AoA, then find we have enough funds to stay at AKL can we change our hotel, also would this incur an extra cost for the switch?

    Hi Lisa,

    The answer to your question really depends on who you book your holiday with and what their individual terms and conditions are.

    My family usually book our holidays to the Walt Disney World Resort with the Walt Disney Travel Company here in the UK. I can tell you that I have changed our Disney Resort hotel after booking in the past and that I have not been charged to do so when we have upgraded from a Value or Moderate Resort hotel to a Deluxe Resort hotel or Deluxe Villa. I do however believe that an amendment charge would be made if you were downgrading your Resort hotel.

    I would recommend that you enquire about any possible amendment charges for upgrading your Disney Resort hotel with the Company that you will be booking your holiday with prior to actually making the booking. That way, you won't receive any unwanted news if you do decide to upgrade from Disney's Art of Animation Resort to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge at a later date.

    Wishing you a magical holiday filled with memories which will last a lifetime!

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Hi! I'm Emma from England and I love all things Disney. I am very proud to be representing England on the panel and can't wait to help other families, especially international visitors, to plan their trips to the Walt Disney World Resort and create some lifelong magical memories. Learn More About Emma

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