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  • On Sep 16, 2020
    Kandi from SC Asked

    Do you still the savings plan for vacation

    Hi Kandi!

    Thanks for stopping by the planDisney Panel! I believe that you are referring to the Disney Vacation Account Program. Unfortunately, it was discontinued back in 2017. However, I would be happy to help you come up with another option!

    When I plan a Disney vacation, the first thing I do is  price my vacation on the Walt Disney World Resort site. Next, I calculate the cost and take in to account how much time I have before I have to pay the full and final balance. With that information in mind, I set my budget and figure out how much I need to set aside each week. Whatever that amount is, I purchase a Disney Gift Card, which can be used towards the payment of the vacation. This is my way of saving for my Disney vacation. What I like about the Disney Gift Cards is that you can even create an account on the Disney Gift Card page which allows you to add multiple Disney Gift Cards. You can also transfer balances between them or consolidate the balances to one Disney Gift Card (up to $1,000 per card).  A fellow panelist once told me that when would do her weekly grocery shopping, she would add a $25 Disney Gift Card to her shopping cart.  Before she realized it, she had $1,300 saved in Disney Gift Cards! I loved this idea and now find myself randomly buying Disney Gift Cards at the supermarket! I hope this helps you with your budget planning.

    Did you know? From time to time, Disney will release special offers on Disney Resort Hotel rooms rates and great ticket offers. This is another great way to save money on future vacations! Be sure to find these and other great discounts on this page: Special Offers

    It has been a pleasure assisting you Kandi! Please feel free to send me any other questions you may have!

    - Yael
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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I have experienced the Disney Parks as a child, teenager, newlywed and now a mom of three. Whether it is planning your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort or your 100th trip, I would love to share my wonderful memories and planning tips with you! Learn More About Yael

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