• On Jul 6, 2021
    Jeff from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are wanting to surprise our kids with a trip to Disney World, and I was told that I could set up a payment plan option to start paying for our trip now. What plans are there? We were looking for a trip in May of 2023 around the 15th.

    Hi Jeff! 

    How exciting to be starting to plan a fun surprise trip to Walt Disney World for your children! I’m so glad you found planDisney to ask your questions! 

    By visiting the official Walt Disney World website, you can actually only book a vacation out through December 31, 2021 at this time. Once May 2023 opens up, you can reserve your reservation with just a $200 deposit. If you work with a travel agent, you could be in contact with them now and have them make a note to contact you once your dates open up. 

    In the meantime, you can do a couple of things to begin budgeting for your trip. You can check out what a trip for May, 2022 might cost to get a rough estimate of what you will want to budget. You can purchase Disney Gift Cards at a local warehouse club store (with maybe a small discount), or at the Disney Gift Card website. I try to purchase at least one gift card each month, for $100. You can then use the gift cards to pay for some of your vacation. 

    We have also cashed in our change jars in our house for money towards our Walt Disney World trip. I've asked my children’s grandparents to give them Disney Gift Cards for occasions leading up to our trips. Since your trip is a surprise, that probably won’t work, unless you have some sly grandparents. 

    Please come back and visit us again with more Walt Disney World vacation questions! 

    Happy Planning,
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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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