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  • Does Disney offer any type of vacation layaway like program?
  • - Asked by Heather from North Carolina on 12/16/2013
  • Hi, Heather!

    Let me walk you through a few ways to pay for your magical Walt Disney World vacation.

    If you book a "room only" reservation, you need an amount equal to one night's stay to hold your reservation.  The balance is not due until you check-in at your resort.  Up until that point, you can call to make monthly payments if that works for you.  Another option is to buy Disney Gift Cards along the way and use those to pay for the balance of your room as well as your food during your vacation.

    If your plans include a "package" with room/tickets/dining, your deposit will be $200.  The balance must be paid in full 45 days prior to your arrival.  Payments until that time can be made whenever you wish.  Payments are not required, but you must pay in full at that 45 day mark.  

    There are many ways to budget for your vacation.  You can do a self-saving plan with Disney Gift Cards or even a "magic jar" where you keep your vacation fund.  Open a separate bank account just for vacations.  In lieu of birthday gifts, give family members Disney Gift Cards so they can use these for souvenirs, food, snacks, or even toward park tickets. 

    By planning ahead and saving, you can have a care-free, paid-in-full vacation before you even arrive to visit everyone's favorite Mouse!  Good luck!
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