Aging Expectations

Traveling to “The World” – Part 5

disney 5This is the fifth part of our Disney planning series.

The planning continues as we approach the 45 day mark.

45 days!! Are you so excited? I’m excited for you!

Here’s what to do next…

Part 5 – Traveling to “The World”
Here’s What To Do 45 Days Before Your Trip
By:  Crystal Seaton

When we left off last time, you had completed your online check at 60 days prior to arrival. That means your Walt Disney World vacation is getting very close!!!!

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Grand Floridian Resort and Spa at Walt Disney World

Now that you are at the 45 day mark, there are a couple of big things to finalize.

Do you want insurance to cover your vacation?
Now is the last chance you have to add insurance through Walt Disney Travel Company. If you change your mind later, your travel agent may be able to get insurance through a private company. However to get it through Disney, it must be added prior to final payment.

Final Payment – Yes. It is here.
Time to pay off this vacation. Some of you made a deposit some time ago and then paid nothing else. Some of you made regular payments and some of you made occasional payments. Now we all have to get it paid in full.

It is easiest to use a credit card or a debit card for this. If you use a debit card, make sure your daily spending limited is large enough for the transaction. If you prefer, you can mail Walt Disney World a check, but I don’t recommend this unless you are willing to pay for tracking on the package.

Finally, lots of people prefer to pay with Disney Gift Cards. You can get these at many locations and sometimes can even get them with a small discount.

Whatever method you choose, it is time to get that vacation paid in full.

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Port Orleans – French Quarter


Once those two things are done, check over your details:

  1. Is everything on your reservation correct?
  2. Do you have your My Disney Experience account set up and linked to your reservation?
  3. Is your dining booked?
  4. Do you have any special event you want booked?
  5. Have you booked Disney’s Magical Express?

Now it is time to sit back and relax. Next we will work on touring plans, resort requests, packing and Disney’s Photopass.

Then you will be off on your vacation!


Also, check out:
Disney World Trip Planning – One Year Before Your Trip
Traveling to “The World” – Part 2 – Seven Months Before Your Trip
Traveling to “The World” – Part 3 – Six Months Before Your Trip
Traveling to “The World” – Part 4 – 60 Days Before Your Trip
Traveling to “The World” – Special Edition, Magic Bands


Crystal Seaton is a wife, a mom, and a travel agent. She travels to Walt Disney World multiple times per year and also cruises and visits Disneyland as often as possible. She is the owner of Magical Vacations By Crystal and affiliated with Custom Travel Professionals, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. Crystal also blogs at WDW Divas along with a few of her fabulous colleagues.


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