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You should try the Disney Vacation Account – Dad’s Tip of the Week


by Dad
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This was a really good Pearl of Wisdom from Mrs. Mom until Disney discontinued the Vacation Account.

We’re starting a new feature here on the blog. It’s Dad’s Tip of the Week. We’ve even got video…

Hi, Dad here with today’s tip of the week. Today I want to talk to you about the Disney Vacation Account. The Disney Vacation Account’s pretty cool. The other day Mrs. Mom comes bopping into the office and she says, “I got a pearl for you, I got a pearl.” Mrs. Mom’s always got these “pearls from Mrs. Mom”. They’re usually pretty good but this one was really good, it’s the Disney Vacation Account.

She was talking about The Princess and how The Princess had saved some money, they were going to buy a house. The deal didn’t go through and they had all this money in savings. Cars broke down, things happened, all of a sudden not all of it but a lot of the money was gone. They didn’t have as much money saved up.

That’s the good thing about the Disney Vacation Account, it’s is a savings account through Disney that you can use to pay for your Disney vacations.

You setup an account with Disney online. You make payments. You can pay monthly, you can pay weekly, you can have take it out of your check or you can pay random payments. We make random payments. We get a little money, we put it in our Disney vacation account. Then when it comes time to go to Walt Disney World or any Disney vacation, a Disney cruise, Adventures by Disney, any Disney vacation, Disney Land, you take the money out of your Disney vacation account and pay for it.

It’s a whole lot easier to pay $25 a week, $100 a month, something like that, than to have to come up with $2,000 or $3,000 in a chunk to pay for your vacation. You pay for it as you go before you go. Let’s say you wanted to start paying for the big 50th anniversary that’s coming up. You could start saving today. You can save for up to five years for your trip. You could save today for a trip in 2021 and be ready to pay it off in 2021.

The good thing about it is you can start now so you’ve got the money whenever it’s time to go, and Disney pays you to use the account. They pay you 2%. I don’t know about you but I can’t get 2% on my money. A local savings account, with a balance of $3,000, $5,000, you’re lucky to get anything out of it. 20 cents on $1,000 is a good amount of money (locally) but with Disney you get a Disney Gift Card worth 2% of whatever you pay for the trip.

It’s really a pearl from Mrs. Mom. Check out the Disney vacation account. That’s Dad tip of the week. We’ll see you next week. Bye bye.


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Comments for

Jun 19, 2017 Gift Cards?
by: Cassie

Can you load money to your Disney Savings Account via Disney Gift Cards bought at local retailers?

Dad Answers

Not at this time.

Jun 17, 2017 Two person account
by: Connie

Sounds great but how does it work if the trip is paid by two people. Will it allow both to make individual payments or is it setup for one person to be the only one allowed to make a payment.

Dad Answers

Connie, it works just like any other form of payment Disney accepts. You give them your account number and the amount you want to apply and they apply it. As long as your name is in the reservation it will work fine.

Jun 14, 2017 20 cents?
by: dean

I think you meant $20, not 20 cents.

Dad answers

Dean, I was talking about a local account so yes, I meant 20 cents. With Disney it would be $20.

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