• On Jul 20, 2021
    James from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I make a reservation for a trip in January and put a deposit down can I make park reservations before paying the total amount

    Welcome to planDisney, James! I am so glad you found us to ask your questions. 

    First of all, congratulations on beginning to plan your magical vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! There are a LOT of things that go into planning a Disney vacation, and you are on your way to making it happen. January is one of the best months to visit! The weather is just perfect! 

    Once you have put a $200 deposit down on a Walt Disney World vacation package, it locks in your rate. Which is awesome! And, you have until 30 days before your check-in date to pay off the package. At any time before the 30-day mark, you can make changes, make payments, or cancel your reservation completely with no penalty. You will get the entire $200 back should you have to cancel. 

    Also, after you have made that deposit, you can create your MyDisneyExperience account, link your reservation to it, and make theme park reservations. When looking at the theme park availability calendar, it looks like January has all four theme parks available for the entire month. This can be done on the MyDisneyExperience website or in the MyDisneyExperience app. 

    When booking your vacation package, don’t forget to add Memory Maker! This will include all professional photos taken by PhotoPass photographers inside each of the four theme parks. Also included are attraction photos…there are THIRTEEN attractions with photos (some even have a video!). One of the newest attraction photos is inside Pirates of the Caribbean. (Smile for the skull right before the drop!)

    I am so excited for you to get started on your journey to a Walt Disney World vacation! Please come back and visit us again with more questions that come up as you continue to plan. 

    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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