The Disney Vacation Account service provided a way for aspiring vacationers to save money for their Disney trip. Putting just a few dollars away every now and then could add up to a magical vacation at the end of the year. Now, however, guests planning a trip will have to act on their own as Disney is discontinuing the service.
If you have never used this tool before, this simply means it will not be able to in the future. But what about those who were in the process of saving for their next Disney vacation? Disney leaves four options for them.
The first option seems like the most sensible for those that will still be planning to put their account balances toward a vacation. The balance of your account can be put onto a Disney gift card (or multiple gift cards depending on the balance) along with a 5% bonus. If you have a significant amount of money in your account and you still want to use it for a vacation, that bonus makes this a tempting option.
The second option is pretty simple. You can use your account balance to book a vacation now. If your account has enough in it and you are ready to book, this might be the best option for you.
The third option is even easier: do nothing. If you simply wait until September 27, when the program has completely closed, you will be refunded the full full balance of your account. Of course, receiving your refund may take some time, due to the amount of refunds that will be sent out. To make up for this, Disney will give you an additional amount equivalent to 2% of your balance on a Disney gift card.
Finally, if you prefer to receive your refund quickly, you can request that as well. At any time between now and September 27, you can request your refund. However, if you do so, you will not receive that 2% bonus on a gift card.
For more information on what you can do with your Disney Vacation Account, visit the official website.