The Holidays are right around the corner. Who here takes advantage of stores that offer a layaway program? Did you know you could layaway your Walt Disney World vacation? When you first mention a Walt Disney World vacation to people you can almost see the $$$ circling their head. People automatically assume that it is so expensive that they need to save up thousands of dollars first. While it is always good to start saving early, you don’t necessarily need a huge amount saved to book your trip! Here are some tips on how to layaway your Walt Disney World Vacation!
First, let’s go over some important information you need to know when booking.
ROOM ONLY RESERVATION:
Did you know you can book a room only reservation 499 days in advance? The deposit to hold this reservation is equivalent to the first night stay plus tax. So, if you are planning to stay at POP Century Resort, on average your deposit would be about $120. That is it! The remaining balance would be due 30 days prior to check in. (Sometimes it is due at Check-In) You can cancel or change your reservation without penalty up to 6 days prior to arrival. Cancel your reservation within 5 days of your trip and forfeit the cost of your first night stay. A no show is considered a cancellation and has the same penalty.
A package is a reservation that includes your resort stay as well as tickets and/or a dining plan. These reservations are released mid summer for the following year. For example, if you want to book a Resort, Ticket, and Disney Dining Plan package for 2019, you will not be able to do this till summer of 2018. This typically isn’t an issue for families and if they have a specific room or resort in mind, you can book a room only reservation and then turn it into a package later.
When booking a Walt Disney World Vacation Package you will need to pay a $200 deposit within 3 days of booking. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to check in. You can make any changes or cancellations to your reservation up to 30 days before travel without penalty. Last minute changes and cancellations could result in extra fees or no deposit refunded.
Okay, so now to the good stuff…
HOW TO LAYAWAY YOUR DISNEY TRIP:
While this is not an official “Layaway program” this is a great way to pay off your Disney vacation using the same concept. Guys, this is so simple and makes your Disney vacation seem much more obtainable. Let’s say a family of four (2 adults & 2 children 9 and under) want to book a trip now and travel for Spring Break 2018. They will reserve their package by placing a $200 deposit within 3 days of booking. Then, they will make payments each week or month up until 30 days before their trip! Check out the detailed graphic below of their payment plan options!
That is $24.32 a day!!! You could use one of my favorite options like Ebates, Swagbucks, or ShopKick to easily earn extra cash and giftcards to apply towards your trip! When you sign up using my referral code, we both earn extra $$$! It’s all in my 5 Ways to Save for your Disney Vacation article!
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Okay, that was fun! Let’s do another example. So, the same family decides to plan for Fall of 2018 instead. They want to take their kids Trick or Treating around the Magic Kingdom so they decide to go a week in mid-October. Also, since the trip is so far away, they decide to splurge on a resort and stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge! (One of my personal favorites!) If this family books this month they would owe $200 now and then have 12 full months to pay off the final balance! Check out the graphic below!
Yes. Disney is expensive. No. Not everyone can always afford to go. However, I am pretty sure most willing and motivated families can find ways to either save or earn an extra $18.23 a day. You will be making memories those kiddos will remember for a lifetime. Can’t put a price tag on that.
REASONS YOU WANT TO BOOK RIGHT NOW:
- Disney is at the 180 day mark for booking Dining reservation in March. That means if you want to go in March/April for spring break we need to book NOW!
- Fall 2018 is 12 months or more away, that means book now and have more time to save! “Hello layaway!”
- “Put a trip under the tree!” Book now and come up with exciting ways to surprise your family on Christmas morning with a magical trip to look forward to in 2018!
- EXCLUSIVE BOOKING INCENTIVE: Book your Walt Disney World Vacation Package by September 30th 2017 and your family will receive this adorable Disney tote full of goodies! This Disney tote comes stocked full of popular Disney Park Novelty Snacks as well as a beautiful glass frame to take home and display all the memories you made. I have partnered with www.WDWShopping.com to have these items delivered to your room upon check in so you can enjoy them during your stay! (See details below)
Only valid on NEW bookings when booked between 9/1/17-9/30/17
Must be a “Magic your way” Package with tickets and/or Dining
No “Room Only” reservations eligible
Package must be valued at $2,000 or more
Only one bag per reservation while supplies last.
No cash value or substitutions
This offer is only available with the Independent Agent- Shelbi Moore.