• 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.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    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!

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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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