Disneyland Resort® Vacation Planning List
Please use the planning checklist below to assist in planning your Disneyland vacation. Contact me if you would like me to help you make ANY reservations for your vacation.
Book Your Trip:
The first step is booking your vacation. We can assist you with all of the exciting details of choosing the vacation package that will best suite your family.
A $200 deposit is required to make your vacation reservation. Your final payment for your Disneyland vacation package is due 45 days before the date of your arrival. If you booked a Room-Only vacation your payment will be due at check-in to your Disney Resort Hotel.
Payments can be made at any time with a minimum of $20. You may use a Disney Gift Card or any major Credit Card including the Disney Visa Rewards Card.
You will want to keep your eye on airfare deals. Some people actually book their airfare first deciding their date range according to when they can get the best deal on airfare. Saving money on airfare is on of the best ways to save money on your vacation.
Although I can assist you in booking your airfare, you will find better deals on independent airline websites. Follow me on Facebook & I will try to announce deals that I find on airfare.
Vacations can be costly and often times when things go wrong right before or during your vacation travel insurance can take the sting out of a potential disaster. Now is the time to think about Travel Insurance. I can add Disney Insurance to your trip at the time you book your trip. If you are interested in outside insurance, there may be some perks to purchasing your travel insurance within 14 days of your initial trip deposit.
90 Days Prior ro your trip:
Disneyland Tours: A guided Disneyland tour is a great addition to you vacation
2014 tours include:
Welcome to the Disneyland Resort
Discover the Magic
Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps
Cultivating the Magic
Disney’s Happiest Haunts (seasonal)
Holiday Time at Disneyland (seasonal)
I can assist you with tour reservations or you can make reservations by calling: 714-781-8687
60 Days Prior to your trip:
Dining Reservations. If you have a special Table Service location in the Disneyland Resort area that you would like to dine during your stay, you may want to consider making a reservation. This includes the World of Color dining packages. You can do this 60 days prior to your arrival. We can assist you with dining reservations if you need us to however, the restaurants in Disneyland don’t fill up the same as the restaurants in Disney World so advanced reservations are not required. I can assist you with dining reservations or you can make them by calling: 714-781-3463
Dining reservations must be credit card secured and there is a $10 per person charge if you cancel within 24 hours of your reservation or do not show up.
Bippity Boppity Boutique & The Pirate League:
60 Days Prior to your trip:
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a one of a kind princess or prince makeover. You may want to pack your own costume & then let your own personal fairy godmother do her job.
The Pirate League (as of 2013 only offered during Halloween time): If you love all things pirate you can become part of the pirate crew. Get a pirate makeover and a certificate from the Pirate League.
If you are taking a Halloween time vacation I strongly recommend reservations for the above experiences. I can help you with your reservations for these activities or you can reserve by calling: 714-781-7895 Your reservations must be made with a credit card guarantee and there will be a $10 per person charge for cancelations made within 24 hours of your reservation or no shows.
45 Days Prior to your trip:
Final Payment due for your trip. Your trip will need to be paid in full at the 45 day mark or your trip may be canceled and you may lose your deposit or any payments that you have made. We will send you an email reminder before this point so be sure that we have your correct email address.
15 Days Prior to your trip:
Pre-Order your Disney PhotoPass+ card if you plan to order it. When you order PhotoPass+ at Disneyland they have photographers positioned throughout the Disney Parks to capture the most magical moments of your vacation. When you chose PhotoPass+, you can have all of your photos for one price. It’s the perfect way to get amazing pictures you’ll treasure forever – and get everyone in the picture.
Check the PhotoPass website HERE for current pre-order prices and to pre-order your PhotoPass.
As of 2013 these are the prices:
PhotoPass+ pre-order: $69.95 compared to: $99.95
With PhotoPass+ you enjoy:
Unlimited PhotoPass photos in your account
The ability to customize your photos with fun Disney borders
Magic Shot photos
Photos from select dining locations
Photos from select attractions
Photos from other Disney experiences
Your Disney PhotoPass+ card for Photographers to recognize
If you pre-order PhotoPass+, you will be sent a voucher to get your PhotoPass+ card when you arrive in the parks. Be sure to remember to bring this voucher with you or you will not be able to get your PhotoPass+ card and lanyard.
Contact me with any questions that you have about the details of PhotoPass. We use it on every trip to get hundreds of memorable photos.
Note: your PhotoPass photos will expire in your PhotoPass account 30 days from the date that they were taken. Don’t delay in adding boarders and ordering your CD.
Tip: Take a Photograph of your PhotoPass or PhotoPass+ card so that you have a record of the number on the back of the card in case the card is lost. If you have that number you will still be able to access & order your photos. 😉
Remember: you can always contact me directly with any questions that you have. I am here to help you create an Unforgettable Adventure.
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