Saturday, January 4, 2014

Disney unveils new vacation club account to help save for trips

A Disney vacation is usually an expensive proposition.

Between travel, hotel, tickets, dining and souvenirs a family a four going on a Disney vacation for a week staying at a value resort could have a minimum price tag $5,500.

So instead of you just spending money at the Disney, they now want to help you save for a trip with the new Disney Vacation Club account.

This newly unveiled account is similar to any type of special vacation or Christmas bank account you would open.

What Disney has done with this website is to put a budget estimator into the mix and has you saving your money through the Walt Disney Travel Co. You can have automatic deductions made from credit cards or debit cards to go into this account.

The Disney Vacation Account can be used for rips to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruises, Aulani Resort in Hawaii and any of the excursions offered by Adventures by Disney.

According to the site, "Disney Vacation Account helps you manage your vacation savings at your own pace, in a way that fits your budget. When you're ready to book your vacation, you can simply apply the funds in your Disney Vacation Account toward the cost."

The money, according to the site is kept in an FDIC insured account. There is no interest associated with the account, though current interest rates on these types of accounts are hovering at 0.44 percent. Disney is offering a $20 gift card for every $1,000 used to pay.
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