Regarding Online ROOM reservations and extra payments

Discussion in 'Disney Discount Codes and Rates' started by SueEllen, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. 2009CAN

    2009CAN Mouseketeer

    Mar 28, 2013
    From my understanding, you have to pay-in-full something like 45 days before your trip if you have a PACKAGE (tickets) w/your room stay. If you have a ROOM ONLY reservation, then you can pay cash when you get there. I wonder if you can by check over the phone?
  2. MollysWorld

    MollysWorld Earning My Ears

    Jul 28, 2013
    I am sure this has been asked, but I wanted to check. We already have a trip booked, scheduled to arrive on 10/24. Does that mean we aren't eligible? Can we purchase the plan for 10/24 and 10/25, then be eligible for the plan on 10/26?

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  4. Crazyhorse

    Crazyhorse Mouseketeer

    Oct 23, 2007
    I just saw this thread, which started YEARS ago. I'm not sure it's still accurate. In the last 12 months, I've booked two vacations on line and of course the deposit on my credit card went through fine. Then as we got closer to both vacations, I continued to make periodic payments on line, until it was paid for 45 days prior to arrival. It's not hiccup free, at least twice I had to back out and log in again but it sure beats waiting on hold to make a payment. Just an FYI.
  5. Lissette F

    Lissette F Earning My Ears

    Sep 9, 2015
    I think this has changed since this thread first started because I have been able to call in and pay in full trips that I made online. When I decided to turn my room only to a package, then they refunded the money and took the payment. I asked about this and was informed that they are actually 2 different travel companies, even though it is all Disney, so I think it's more for accounting purposes to make sure the different companies have the right monies allotted to the correct companies. It's a pain because it takes about 7 days for the money to actually hit your bank/credit card.

    My advice: Just call and make your reservations that way any future changes won't be as much of a hassle. :thumbsup2
  6. Unfmeliss

    Unfmeliss Earning My Ears

    Aug 5, 2015
    good to know, thx!
  7. Jhondy210

    Jhondy210 Mouseketeer

    Jul 1, 2013
    Is this still true that if you book room only online you can't pay off the balance until you arrive at the resort? This is making me want to call Disney and reserve the room and then cancel my online booking because we want to pay the room off now and not have to worry about paying a bill once we get there.
  8. Wood Nymph

    Wood Nymph DIS Veteran

    Sep 19, 2012
    You can call and pay off your room whenever you want. It is just that the balance doesn't show in your MDE account if you don't have a package. You're not able to make payments online. but you can certainly make payments before you arrive by calling. I think they even have an automated payment option, so you can do it over the phone without waiting for a CM, although I haven't done it that way.
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  9. Eastern

    Eastern DIS Veteran

    Dec 30, 2006
    I did the automated payment by phone option the other day. I wanted to pay a certain amount on a certain cc (not the one I have on file on my MDE account).

    It worked fine. Easier than a person because I didn't have to make small talk with a random CM in between!
  10. C-CMom

    C-CMom Mouseketeer

    Mar 30, 2005
    Nevermind - found another solution. :o
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
  11. D0naldDuck!

    D0naldDuck! Earning My Ears

    Jun 21, 2017
    We had no issue paying the full balance before check in. We went in February 2017 and paid the full balance in December 2017. It may have been within the 45 days prior to check-in but I don't remember.

    But the point is that now you can pay and it won't be refunded.
  12. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    It's possible that this sticky thread is outdated. ;)

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