• On Jun 12, 2021
    Margie from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Previously there was an option for a savings plan for my trip. A set amount was deducted from my bank account to help me save. Do you still offer such a plan?

    Heigh-ho Margie, it's off to Walt Disney World you go!

    I bet you're whistling while you work all day long just thinking of your magical vacation. The Disney Vacation Account program ended a few years ago, but there are still a few ways to save for the trip of your dreams. 

    First, did you know that if you purchase a Walt Disney World Vacation Package that bundles your resort accommodations and theme park tickets, you only pay a $200 deposit at the time of booking? After that initial payment, you can pay off the remaining amount in as many increments as you like, provided the entire balance is paid off at least 30 days before check-in. Because 2022 vacation packages are currently available for booking, you could start paying for a trip today that won't have to be paid in full for over a year. 

    If you prefer to have all funds in your account before finalizing your booking, consider opening a separate savings account with your bank and setting up a monthly direct deposit from your checking account. I know it can be hard to remember to earmark a certain amount for vacation, so having a specific account for vacation savings that is directly funded is helpful. 

    Another way to save for Disney vacations is to purchase Disney Gift Cards and store them in a safe location. Disney Gift Cards never expire and can be used on nearly everything related to your Walt Disney World adventure. Check to see if your local grocery or big box store has special offers on gift cards. Sometimes I encounter cash back offers or gas rewards at my grocery store for simply purchasing gift cards. On vacation, we use them to pay for meals, experiences, souvenEARs and more. 

    I hope this gives you some ideas for making your future trip a reality. Best wishes as the planning continues, and if there's anything else we can do to help with the process, give a little whistle. Thanks for stopping by!

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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