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  • On Nov 10, 2022
    Lisha from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Wanting to book a trip for early 2024 for a large group. How soon can I book that trip? And if I don't pay the full amount upfront, am I obligated to make payments or does it just matter to have the balance paid 30 days prior to trip day?

    Hiya Lisha! Welcome to planDisney! 

    It's never too early to start planning for a Walt Disney World vacation! With everything that goes into the planning process, it's best to get a head start.

    While bookings are available for all of 2023, vacation packages for 2024 have not been announced at this time. I would expect an announcement sometime at the beginning of next summer, as this has historically been the time frame for the following year's packages to go on sale. I would stay glued to the Disney Parks Blog for the latest news regarding this topic.

    Upon booking your trip, you will be required to pay an initial deposit. After this is paid and your vacation is reserved, the remaining balance will be due 30 days before your arrival. There is no requirement to make any payments in between, but many Guests find it helpful to set up a payment plan to lessen the amount of your final payment. This is completely up to you and you can set your own pace if necessary.

    Traveling to the Most Magical Place on Earth with a large group may come with some challenges, but there is no better place to spend time together with friends and family than at the Walt Disney World Resort. I suggest designating at least two people to lead the planning process and communicate with the rest of the group. Between resort, park, and dining reservations, there is a lot to coordinate for any stay! 

    Lisha, I hope the planning process is seamless when it comes time to get it started. Stop back and see us again before your visit!

    Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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