Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 18, 2012
    Vickie from NC Asked

    Hi Kimberly! You seem to really know your stuff about dscts! Wanting to stay at Cont in Jan. and can't figure out whether to book a la carte or a package. Not sure if the meal plan is for us. Can you book a package and still get room dsct later? Thanks

    Hi Vickie!

    If you book a package, you'll want to keep close track of the cancellation/modification policies. One of the reasons that I avoid packages is due to the stringent policies, plus the need to have full payment 45 days in advance of the trip. There's only been a couple of times when a package yielded the best savings for us and that was when we were at a moderate or value resort.

    I believe you would need to cancel your package, and reserve a new reservation in order to have a room only reservation.

    I do know that you can not add a room only discount to a package reservation.

    When staying at deluxe resorts, we've always found greater savings by booking a la carte. It's important to price out all of your options and choose which best fits your family. Some guests love the convenience of booking a package and others (myself included) like the flexibility of a la carte vacations.

    If you think of any other questions or need clarification, stop back. I'm happy to help!!

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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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