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  • On Dec 21, 2019
    Latoya from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If I do a room only reservation can I pay it off before I arrive? Or if I can’t can I pay it off on check in with a gift card?

    Hi, Latoya! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks so much for bringing your question to us. I always try to pay off our Walt Disney World Resort vacations ahead of time so that I do not have to worry about a thing once we arrive. All I have to do is focus on is making memories with my family! Room-only reservations only require a deposit equal to one night's stay to be secured. Then, the remainder can be paid at the time of check-in at your Disney Resort Hotel. However, there is a way to get this task checked off your to-do list ahead of time.

    At this time, payments towards a room-only reservation balance cannot be completed online in My Disney Experience. To do this, you must call into the Disney Reservation Center. If you prefer, you can wait until check-in to use Disney Gift Cards. If you plan to go this route, then you do not want to complete Online Check-In prior to your arrival. When you complete Online Check-In, you must store a credit card that will be used for room balance and incidentals. In my experience, this card is charged the room reservation balance shortly after midnight on the morning of check-in. When you do not complete Online Check-In, then you will just need to head to the Front Desk upon arrival at your Disney Resort Hotel to complete payment and receive your room assignment.

    I hope this helps you plan for a magical arrival day at your Disney Resort Hotel! Thanks again for stopping by and please let us know if you have any other questions!

    Brandy
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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