• On Feb 19, 2021
    Brandi from NH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I put a downpayment on my vacation package or do I need to pay in full?

    Hello Brandi. Thank you for taking the time to stop by planDisney with your question for us!

    When planning for a Disney vacation, you don’t need to pay in full when you make your reservation at least 30 days in advance. "Hakuna Matata", Brandi. If you book directly through Walt Disney Travel Company, you’ll only be required to pay $200 for your room and tickets vacation package. You can pay towards your balance as much and as frequently as you want, as long as the balance is paid off 30 days prior to your vacation. If you book a room-only reservation, you’ll pay one night plus applicable taxes in order to book your vacation. The balance for your room-only reservation is due when you check in at your hotel. However, Brandi, if you book through a third-party travel company, other rules may apply so please check with your travel agent directly.

    Brandi, it is highly recommended to book your vacation package early. Since Walt Disney World Resort theme parks began phased reopening last July, Guests need to make a park reservation via Disney Park Pass prior to their arrival. Having a valid park ticket alone does not guarantee park entry, unfortunately. Disney Park Pass helps Walt Disney World Resort parks manage attendance and promote safe physical distancing.

    I see that you’ve indicated your arrival date as October 1 – the beginning of the highly anticipated event, The World’s Most Magical Celebration in 2021! Walt Disney World Resort is turning 50 on October 1 and many Guests (my family included!) have already planned vacations for this special celebration. So be sure to book your vacation package early before lodging and park reservations run out. And I recommend that you stay tuned to Disney Parks Blog for official news and updates, including special offers on vacation packages!

    As you continue planning your upcoming trip, please feel free to visit us on planDisney again for more tips and advice. We’re all EARS to help you plan an unforgettable trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth!

    Sending you pixie dusts,
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Meet the Panelist: Kiki, California

Greetings from Northern California! I have been fascinated by the magic of Disney since I was a little girl; now that I am a mother of two, I love watching my children experience Disney Parks through their own eyes. I am also surrounded by fellow Disney-loving nurse friends whom I enjoy quick adults-only Disneyland Resort escapes with. Whether you are planning your once-in-a-lifetime family trip or a short adults-only getaway to the Happiest Place on Earth, I am here to help!

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