Disney runs promotions on rooms, tickets, food, and vacation packages.
Disney Vacations Packages include a room at an official Disney resort hotel with either theme park tickets or a dining plan (or both). This is a great option if you are looking to save time and money.
Let’s take a closer look at why Disney vacation packages are worth the cost.
What are Disney World Vacation Packages?
Disney vacations require a lot of planning. You have to make your hotel reservations, buy your theme park tickets, book your Genie+ selections, make your dining and character meet-and-greet reservations, etc. One way to make your life easier would be to book a Disney Package.
A “vacation package” for Disney World vacations comes with a stay at one of Disney’s official resort hotels, plus either a dining plan or theme park tickets, or both. The advantage is convenience, simplicity, and savings.
The most common Disney World vacation package discount involves a hotel room and park tickets. Then you have the option of adding a pre-paid dining plan to your package. Keep in mind that Disney Dining Plans now include alcohol or beverages like milkshakes and smoothies for non-drinkers.
Disney vacation package discounts are not as common as other individual discounts (on food, tickets, and rooms), but good Disney package discounts are available from time to time.
5 Reasons Why Disney World Vacation Packages Are Worth the Money
Here are 5 reasons why Walt Disney World Resort vacation packages are worth booking.
1. Book Now, Pay Later
The vast majority of us live on a budget. If money is tight, then a Disney package is a great option because you only need to pay the deposit upfront. The remaining portion of the cost isn’t due until thirty days before the start of your vacation. That should “buy” you enough time to save money now and pay the remaining balance later.
2. Penalty-Free Cancelations
You may run into problems if you change your Disney trip once it’s already booked. However, with a Disney package, you’ll be able to change your reservations or cancel the entire trip (up to thirty days beforehand) without being charged a penalty fee.
This is great news for people like me because I’m always changing my mind!
3. The Ability to Customize
Disney vacation packages are all about customization. You are in total control of your own Disney World package. Choose your hotel, the length of stay, the theme parks that you’ll visit, a dining plan, and an assortment of other extras.
4. Magical Extras
You can make the most of your WDW vacation package with their Walt Disney Travel Company Magical Extras. These include a variety of special offerings and discounts on shopping, dining, entertainment, and more.
Every Disney package comes standard with these magical extras. Some of the offerings for 2021 include 4 vouchers for miniature golf, 4 vouchers for admission to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, discounts on bowling and bike rentals, and 10% – 20% discounts at dining and shopping locations. Click here to read more about the Magical Extras.
And, since you are a Walt Disney World Resort hotel guest, you’ll receive plenty of perks like early booking and free shuttle transportation to and from the theme parks.
5. A Cost-Savings
The cost of a Disney World trip can be thousands of dollars. That’s why it’s always important to check your options before you book.
A Disney vacation package may involve 6 nights at a Disney hotel, tickets for all four theme parks, and adding a Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan for as little as $140+ per person/per day.
Traditionally, the best time to book a package is Disney Free Dining is offered. There are certainly other packages but the Disney World Free Dining offer is super popular and sells out very quickly.
Keep in mind that Disney Dining Plans now include alcoholic beverages like beer and wine, or non-alcoholic beverages like milkshakes and smoothies. This perk can be a cost-savings because alcohol isn’t cheap (out-of-pocket) at Disney restaurants.
While vacation packages are typically cost-savings, it should be noted that you can sometimes save more by booking your tickets, hotels, and food separately IF you find the right deals at the right time.
Disney Vacation Package discounts are typically released 3-5 months in advance, so it’s wise to check back with your Disney travel agent or on Disney’s website for the latest deals to compare the offers.
Ready to Book your Disney Package?
There are many different ways to book a Disney vacation and how you book it is your decision. However, I think Disney packages offer several benefits like saving you time and saving you money. If you want convenience then this is the way to go. If you want the best bang for your buck, then this to may end up being your best option. Thank you for reading and I hope you too will agree that Disney packages ARE, in fact, worth the money!