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Here is everything you need to know about booking Disney World packages 2021 in one place!
I’ve already had many readers ask when they should book their trips for next year, so I’m excited to share that Disney World packages 2021 can finally be booked through the end of the year!
Dates include the 50th anniversary of Disney World which is October 1st, 2021.
There’s a lot to know due to changes at Disney World.
Read on to get the details and four reasons you should book your Disney World 2021 vacation package now!
#1: Get the best availability and your choice of resort
Next year will be huge at Disney World due to several factors, so availability at Disney resorts may be more limited than in years past.
First, many people have rescheduled their 2020 vacations to next year.
2021 is the also the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World and there are MANY special events planned!
Galaxy’s Edge is still new to many people and there will be a surge of interest in visiting this land as well once the parks reopen.
It’s a great idea to book as soon as possible to get the best availability and your pick of resorts for Disney World packages 2021.
I expect Value Resorts to be in especially high demand due to the economic situation so be sure to book those as early as possible! Learn what to expect at the Disney Value Resorts in this post.
Right now you can book at all Disney World Resorts through the end 2021 with the exception of the following:
- All-Star Resorts
- Wilderness Lodge (DVC villas are available however)
- Port Orleans Resorts
Here’s what else you need to know about booking a 2021 package at this point:
- Dining Plans aren’t currently available but are expected later
- Magic Bands are no longer included for free
- Park Hopper tickets are available
- Air travel through Disney isn’t available at this point
- You will have first dibs on Disney World theme park reservations!
I highly recommend booking any package with our expert Disney travel agent Siera with Destinations in Florida. She can handle all of the details of your trip at NO additional cost – you can get a free quote from her here.
Siera can book your dining reservations, FastPasses, and Magical Express transfers if needed. Or you can do it yourself and have someone always available to answer any questions you have.
#2: You only have to pay a $200 deposit
Making a Disney World basic package reservation only requires a $200 deposit which is totally refundable up to 30 days before your trip.
There are no change or cancellation charges on a Disney World package up to 30 days before check-in.
When you book your room and tickets separately, you’ll often have to pay for everything up front at the time of purchase.
And you usually have to pay for the first night’s stay in full, which can be well over $200.
#3: You can set up a Payment Plan on your Disney World Packages 2021
Some other advantages of booking your 2021 Disney World vacation now is that it gives you longer to save for and pay towards your vacation.
You can even set up a payment plan to work towards that balance when you book a 2021 package with Siera.
You’ll have lots of time to set money aside and accumulate discounted Disney gift cards to pay off the balance on your trip!
#4: Get discounts automatically applied when they are released
If Disney releases discounts on room-only reservations or packages (such as the uber popular Free Dining Package) for your travel dates, Siera will automatically apply the discount that gives you the best price, thereby lowering your balance due.
Trust me, Disney will NOT automatically lower your balance due when you book directly with them!
You will have to monitor the discounts and call Disney to have a discount applied to your account if one becomes available.
You can relax and know that Siera will apply the best discount available to your package.
Also please know that you can transfer your Disney World vacation to Siera if you have booked directly with Disney within the last 30 days and are not yet paid in full.
Your reservation will remain exactly as you originally booked it and you still have access to all of your planning through your My Disney Experience account.
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