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How to book a trip to Walt Disney World

In this post i will talk you through how to book a trip to Walt Disney World using the official Disney website as a UK guest. Top hint….it is super easy.

Are you new to booking a trip to Walt Disney World? Well do not fear or worry. I am here to help. Whether you are using the mobile or desktop site to book a trip to Walt Disney World, is easier than you think. As I previously mentioned this post will concentrate on booking through the official Walt Disney World website.

The UK version of the website offers great prices and extras for your trip. Cheap park tickets (compared to on the gate prices), early fast pass booking and free magic bands. I will always recommend booking flights and hotel separately for the best savings.

A simple ‘Walt Disney World’ search in to Google will take you to the correct website. On there you have the option to purchase the following, flight, hotel and ticket packages, hotel and ticket packages, hotel only reservations or just park tickets.

Flight, hotel and ticket option – This is a total package, so your entire holiday is included in one search, however if you have found a cheaper way to buy tickets there is an option at the end of the search to not include the Disney tickets. The flights leave from all major airports within the UK, Airline carriers include United Airlines, British Airways, American Airlines, Delta and Virgin Atlantic. Any class of seat can be booked too, economy, business or upper class. You will also have the option to select direct or non-direct flights. I would rather pay a little extra for a direct flight than book a non direct flight. (Please note at this point it will say ‘prices from’ this is for the flight and hotel prices, it does not yet include park ticket prices or additional items you might wish to include). Once you have selected your airline carrier and time you wish to fly the website will direct you to the hotel selection page, here you will pick which resort you wish to stay in. When selecting the resort you wish to book, there are again different levels of room you can stay in such as standard, preferred, deluxe, club level or suite. After you have selected your room, you are taken to the park tickets page, here is where you can either add or not add the Disney tickets. You will also be offered to add the Disney dining plan, either add or decline depending on your holiday needs. The penultimate page you will see before the total page are the ‘magical extras’ included in your holiday, such as magic bands, money off coupons, Disney’s Magical Express, 15% off Disney Store UK voucher and such. Then comes your total page. If you have budgeted correctly and used options within your means the price should not be to much of a shock. There will also be a small discount applied for booking the package. A £300 deposit will be taken at time of booking and full payment must be made 10 weeks before your departure date.

To book this, it could take as little as 5 minutes.

Hotel and tickets – The hotel and ticket option is probably the most popular option for UK guests. The process is exactly the same as the above minus the flight information. A £100 deposit will be taken at the time of booking and full payment must be made 8 weeks before arrival.

Hotel – Booking just the hotel is extremely easy, simply select your hotel and level of room. You will be asked if you want to add Disney tickets. Even without adding tickets, you are still eligible for Disney’s Magical Express. When you have selected the hotel and declined tickets, you will be taken straight to the payment page. £100 deposit will be taken at the time of booking and full payment must be made 8 weeks before arrival.

Ticket – Booking tickets for Walt Disney World through the official Disney website is possibly the best way to book and the best type of ticket to book. Tickets currently (as of January 2019) are £375 for 7 days or £375 for 14 days due to the current promotion, or £415 for 21 days. Even for a 7 day ticket working out at $53 a day is great value as on the gate prices can run upwards of $95. You also receive free magic bands, free money off vouchers, 15% off Disney store UK and memory maker (memory maker alone is $199). Payment is required in full at time of booking.

The process for booking via computer, tablet, or smart phone is exactly the same. The same options are given and same deposits are due.

If you were to book your resort stay or tickets via any other website, you will not receive the same benefits that the Walt Disney World site offers.

Was this post useful or helpful? What sites do you use to book your Walt Disney World stay? Let me know in the comments.

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