Save Money for Your Disney Vacation with the Disney Vacation Account

UPDATE: ON July 25th, 2017 Disney sent out a letter to it's vacation account holders stating "Thank you for your participation in the Disney Vacation Account program. At this time, we are discontinuing the program and no new accounts or contributions are being accepted."

Saving money for your next Walt Disney World vacation doesn't have to be complicated or stressful. Disney has created a way for guests to start saving now and you can start your vacation savings for your dream vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, or Adventures by Disney.

Save for your next Disney vacation with the Disney Vacation AccountSave for your next Disney vacation with the Disney Vacation Account

When you start your Disney Vacation Account you first estimate the cost of your vacation including lodging, tickets, and food. The estimates are based on current prices. Then calculate how much you want to contribute to the account.

Contributions can be made weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly and can start up to five years before your vacation date. Contributions to the Disney Vacation Account are made via a debit or credit card or with a Disney Gift Card.

Disney Vacation Account users can also update their accounts at any time including changing the contribution amount or frequency or stopping contributions completely. And you can track your savings progress online.

Example of estimating how much to saveExample of estimating how much to save

The Disney Vacation Account it a completely free savings tool and when you're ready to book that dream Disney vacation you'll be able to use your Disney Vacation Account funds to pay for the trip. In order to use the Disney Vacation Account you'll need to book your vacation directly with Disney or through a participating travel agency.

Guests who use their Disney Vacation Account to pay for a Disney vacation before December 31, 2017 will be eligible to receive $20 Disney Gift Cards for every $1,000 they spend on vacation purchases.

You can learn more about the Disney Vacation Account here.

Would you consider using a Disney Vacation Account to save for your next Disney vacation? Let us know in the comments.


Penny wrote on Tue, 04/07/2015 - 21:50:

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Just thought I'd mention that this isn't new at all, in fact the Disney Vacation Account was launched in December 2013.

They just decided to spring clean and promote it a bit :)

cjm wrote on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 20:09:

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What WDW cant get your money fast enough when you get to the parks,
That now they have to get your savings to GET TO the parks
This is just a great way For Disney to use your money for free...
Interest free
WHAT A CONCEPT; I cant wait...

Christian wrote on Thu, 04/09/2015 - 03:19:

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hello, this works only for people of USA, I am from Argentina, I can use it too?

Dave wrote on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 01:14:

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Maybe an interest bearing account is a better idea.

Kristen K. wrote on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:23:

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Penny - It's only been around for about a year and a half, in Disney time that's still pretty new. But yes, we covered it when it first launched as well.

Dave - Considering the interest bearing savings accounts at my bank only pay out .001% on deposits less then $20,000 it makes more sense for me to go with the Disney gift card. At the bank I'd only get $1 per $1000 saved, vs. $20 with Disney. For me, it's a much better option.

Christian - At the moment it is only for those living in the US

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