• On Aug 24, 2021
    William from IN 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 reading about doing a payment plan to suit your budget. How do you go about doing so?

    Welcome to planDisney, William! How exciting that you are planning a December visit to Walt Disney World! The initial planning is the most exciting time. 

    One of the magical things about booking your Walt Disney World vacation on the website is that you can reserve your reservation with just a $200 deposit. Your final payment is due 30 days prior to your arrival, and you can make payments at any time on the MyDisneyExperience website. So, while there is no actual payment plan, you can kind of make your own! 

    You can begin budgeting for your trip by purchasing Disney Gift Cards at a local warehouse club store (with maybe a small discount), or at the Disney Gift Card website. I try to purchase at least one gift card each paycheck, for at least $100. You can combine these cards on the Disney Gift Card website (up to $1000 per card), and then use them to pay for some of your vacation. 

    Once you book your vacation package, you will want to be sure to create your MyDisneyExperience profile and link your reservation. Once that is done, you can make your theme park reservations for your trip. I know it is a lot to think about right away, but these can usually be changed, so I recommend booking them ASAP. 

    Since your trip is coming up this year, don’t forget about Advance Dining Reservations that you can make at 60 days prior to your arrival. One of my new favorite restaurants in Magic Kingdom is Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen. The appetizers were all so delicious! 

    I hope this helps with your vacation planning! Please come back to planDisney with other questions that come up as you continue this journey. 

    Happy Traveling,
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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