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Get Away Today Layaway Plans 101
May 22, 2012
Author: Kimberly Fidler

UPDATED JANUARY 2019 At Get Away Today, we are committed to helping you save the most on your vacation.  We have made a business of making travel affordable and easy for families for the last 23 years.  One of the ways we do that is with our convenient Vacation Layaway Plans. Our Vacation Layaway Plans are available on our Disneyland Resort, San Diego, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Carlsbad vacation packages. By booking a Layaway Plan, you are able to lock in our best specials and guarantee that you are getting the best price on a package. If pricing goes up, or if a hotel special sells out, you're covered!

Our vacation layaway plans allow you to make as many payments as you would like on your vacation for up to five days before your departure date for a one-time $175 deposit. $75 is the non-refundable fee for the lawaway plan; the rest can be applied toward the value of your vacation. You decide how many payments you'd like to make, and how much you'd like them to be. The remaining amount will be applied to your total purchase price and will hold your entire vacation until final payment is made. It's the most flexible way to book your vacation!

To book your vacation with a Layaway Plan, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Select your vacation package.  (Remember when booking, your package must be paid in full three weeks before you go, so be sure to allow yourself enough time to pay off your balance when selecting your vacation dates.)
  2. Once you've added your vacation package to your cart, select check out.  
  3. You'll be directed to the Login page.  You MUST be logged in to create a Layaway Plan.  If you do not already have an account on www.getawaytoday.com, you may create one at that time.
  4. Follow the instructions until you get to Payment Details.  Select "Layaway Plan" as your Payment Method.  If you are not logged in, you will not see Layaway Plan as a payment option.
  5. Enter your payment information and follow the remaining instructions.

Once you have booked your vacation, you can check your balance or make payments on your Layaway Plan by logging in and visiting:  getawaytoday.com/Layaway.  Keep in mind, you will only be able to access this page if you are logged in.

We hope you'll have a magical vacation!  Remember, you can also set up a Layaway Plan with any of our Disneyland packages by calling our Reservation Specialists at 855-GET-AWAY!


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Anonymous- You are welcome to purchase your tickets with a debit card. Good question!

Can I use a debit card to purchase park tickets or does it have to be a credit card?

Anonymous - Yes, we do have payment options for cruises! Give our cruise department a call at 877-510-2929 if you'd like to get started.

Are Layaway Plans available for cruises?

Anonymous- Please call our reservation agents at 855-GET-AWAY for more information about the Layaway Plan and the Peace of Mind Plan. These options may work for you if you're worried about cancellation fees. Hope this helps!

I want to lock in a deal for a Disneyland vacation and would like to do layaway but if something comes up can we cancel even if on layaway?

Mandy- The Layaway Plan is for any vacation package booked with Get Away Today. Cruises has their own version of a payment plan, with a deposit that is typically a percentage of the package total. Feel free to give us a call at 855-GET-AWAY for more details!

Andi- Flights are not eligible for our Layaway Plan and will need to be paid in full at the time of purchase.

Can you do a layaway on flights ?

Is the Lay-A-Way available on any vacation package? Or just what you have mentioned above?

Hi Nicole! While our normal layaway plans don't apply to Disney Cruises, we do have a different payment plan available. The deposit can vary (typically 10-20% of the total) with payment due 45-90 days before you sail. For more info and current specials, call our cruise department at 877-510-2929.

Can you do a layway plan on a disney cruise? I was searching but I couldn't tell. Thanks

Hi Tina! Our packages do not include flights, but our agents can help you book those separately. Give us a call at 855-GET-AWAY! :)

Does your Disney package includes the flights?

Does layaway work when you add in plane tickets or is it just lay away on hotels and disney tickets?

What happens if a booking is made about 9 months out and then something happens to prevent you from going? I would be coming from another country. Many thanks

Hi Brittany! The status of your current vacation shouldn't affect any new plans. If it's still giving you issues online, feel free to give us a call at 855-GET-AWAY. We'd love to help you get that all set up for next Thanksgiving!

Hi!! I’m trying to book a vacation for my family next Thanksgiving but it’s not allowing me to do a layaway plan. I’m currently on my way to Fis Dylan’s with a trip that I purchased through you. Does my trip that I’m Currently on have to be over for me to set up a new vacation?

Hi Courtnee, the down payment will depend on the destination. For Southern California vacations (like Disneyland), the required down payment is $125. For all other destinations, the down payment will depend on the total package price, but is usually around $200 - $400. For more information, give our agents a call at 855-GET-AWAY.

I would like to do a lay a way plan is there a minimum down payment that you have to have? like if the trip is 3,000 what would you require down?

Hi Kris! We do not sell annual passes so we are unable to do layaway plans on them. However, you can put any of our tickets towards an annual pass when you get to the park. We definitely can help with your group trip! For more information, give us a call at 855-GET-AWAY and ask to speak with one of our group specialists. :)

Do you do layaway plans for Annual passes? I think I know the answer but thought I would ask anyways :) Also, do you do group rates. We want to do a family trip. There is 38 of us and one baby.

Hi Rachael! Yes, you can do a layaway plan for tickets only. You can set that up online or give our agents a call at 855-GET-AWAY.

Can you do a layaway package for tickets only?

Hi Debbye! We do offer payment plans on our Hawaii packages as well, the down payment will just depend on what is included. Visit our Hawaii page or give our agents a call at 855-GET-AWAY for pricing and more information.

Can u do layaway on a Hawaiian package?

Hi Kia! Our $125 down layaway plan can be used for our Southern California vacation packages, including the Legoland California Resort. For more information, or to book, give our agents a call at 855-GET-AWAY.

Do you guy do layaway plans on Lego land

Hi there! The $125 down payment is only for our Disneyland packages. However, we do offer payment plans for Disney cruises as well. The down payment will just depend on the itinerary. For more information, give our cruise department a call at 877-510-2929. :)

Does the $125 layaway plan work on a Disney cruise?

I would love to plan this and with costs like they are, an 8 day trip will cost a lot for my son and I and it would be wonderful to take him there!

Hi Courtney! We do not accept Disney gift cards as payment for our layaway plan, those can only be used with Disney directly. Please let us know if you have any other questions!

Can Disney gift cards be applied to a layaway balance?

Hi Kami! You are always able to cancel and make changes on your layaway plan. We recommend purchasing our Peace of Mind plan as well because that will cover you from any fees when changing or canceling. Otherwise you can still cancel, but there would be a $125 cancellation fee. If you have any questions on that, please give us a call at 855-GET-AWAY!

I want to plan a trip for my boyfriend and I to Disneyland at the end of September. If I set up with a layaway plan and something comes up to where we have to cancel our trip, are we refunded the money that we've already put down?

Hi Ashley! We do offer layaway plans for other destinations, they just differ on deposit and due date. To find the details out for your specific trip, please call our reservation agents at 855-GET-AWAY. :)

Are layaway plans only available for Disneyland?

Hi Chad! You are able to pay however much you would like whenever you would like on the plan - as long as the final payment is complete 15 days before you go. Your plan may have a few payment dates set up (as indicated by the email) but you can call us at 855-GET-AWAY with your layaway plan information to have those dates changed or simply taken off. Thanks!

We setup a layaway plan a few weeks ago and the email shows an equal amount due every month. We made a payment smaller that that amount (hoped to make a few smaller payments each month), but got a new agreement with.a new amount due each month. Do we have to make an exact payment for whatever the newest amount is regardless of other smaller payments, just pay more than that amount before the due date in order to hold our plan or is just broken down monthly to give us suggested amount t pay based on how many months we have before our trip?

Hi Tina! You can currently begin a layaway plan for as far out at December 2017. Once summer rolls around and we have availability for 2018, you'll be able to begin a layaway plan for as far out as December 2018. Please let us know if you have any questions and feel free to call our agents at 855-GET-AWAY to get your layaway plan started now!

How far in advance Can you begin a layaway plan?

Hi Jas! To start a layaway plan with a hotel, you will need to know your exact dates. If you purchase our Peace of Mind travel protection, you can always change your dates for no fees though! Otherwise, you can do a layaway plan with just the tickets and add the hotel when you are sure of your dates. Either way works and you can give our agents a call at 855-GET-AWAY to help with that!

Hi! What if we are not sure about exact dates? We know witch month we want to go in but not sure if the exact date because of school. Can we do layaway just for the tickets? Or add a package without picking specific dates?

Hi Julius! Yes, your initial down payment of $125 will go towards your overall package price. Thank you! :)

Hello , When you make your initial down payment of $125, does it cut in your cost of your full payment . Say the package is $1000, I make the first payment , is it 875 moving forward ?

Hi Toni! As long as the hotel is available for your dates, we can start the layaway plan now and add on the tickets later. That's not a problem at all! To do so, you can give us a call at 855-GET-AWAY. Thank you! :)

we are planning on a disney trip in january of 2018...can we do a layaway plan now for the hotel and add the tickets on later when pricing for the next year is available?

Hi Rolamb! For our Southern California vacations, the deposit is $125. For other destinations, Disney World or Hawaii, the deposit depends on what is in the package, but usually ranges from $200 - $400. If you would like to quote out any of our wonderful packages, please give us a call at 855-GET-AWAY. Thank you!

How much of a deposit/down payment is required for layaway?

Hi Noheaikamalanai! You are able to change your monthly charge by giving us a call at 855-GET-AWAY with your order information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Aloha! I have booked our layaway package and selected automatic payments. I have already paid off a month but was wondering if I can change my auntomatic monthly charge date to accommodate my other bills.

Hi Lisa! You will need to know your dates, but you can purchase our Peace of Mind Plan at time of purchase. This travel protection allows the ultimate flexibility because you can then change your dates as many times as you need to without penalty. If you have any questions, give us a call at 855-GET-AWAY. Thank you!

Do you have to have your dates set in stone to start the layaway? We ate not quite sure of exact dates yet but know that it will be in May 2017. Just have to wait to find out what exact date my husband will get for holidays. Thank you

Hi Sally, We do, however, you'll need to process the payment through PayPal. Otherwise, our online system requires a U.S. billing address. If you need assistance, we'd be happy to help over the phone as well. 855-GET-AWAY. :)

Hi. Do you accept package bookings including with Layaway payment option made via online by travelers from outside the US?

Hi Kayla, Yes - tickets and pricing are guaranteed with the Layaway Lock-in. That's one of its biggest perks! Tickets and packages are sent after final payment is received. Our company is based out of Ogden, Utah. :) Our agents would love to help you if you have any other questions: 855-GET-AWAY. Thanks!

Hello, are the tickets and pricing guaranteed? Also, when do we get said tickets, is it after full payment? Where is your company based out of?

Hi Adriana, We normally get pricing for the next year mid to late summer, which means VERY SOON! We actually have many of our hotel rates and are doing an early booking bonus if you book now for 2017. Call our agents at 855-GET-AWAY.

Hi we want to plan a family vacation to Disney for Christmas 2017 when will I be able to view prices for that time ? Thanks

Hi Monique, Yes, we can apply American Express gift cards to your payment, you'd just have to split the payments over the phone at 855-GET-AWAY. :)

I was just wondering my dad sent me over a 100.00 in american express gift cards and was wanting to know if i can apply those to my payments

Hi Ruben, You'll receive your actual e-tickets once payment is verified - normally same day. You'll just need to print your actual e-tickets and can go straight to the gate. If you would like to check the status of your tickets, call our agents at 855-GET-AWAY.

Hi Amy, Ticket pricing for next year should be available within the next few weeks. Many of our hotels are available to book now, and if you book now, our agents can give you a $25 credit to apply towards your tickets for next year. Just give them a call at 855-GET-AWAY. :)

I have a question. I just recently purchased three tickets for Universal Studios only, and i got the receipt with the invoice numbers through my email. My question is, do i show this once i arrive at Universal Studios? And is the receipt only supposed to have an Invoice number. Thanks

I was looking into planning a trip for January 2017. When will the deals for next year be posted/updated?

I l9ve new a England in the fall, 5 years ago I went , and would very much like to go again...but this time I need a layaway plan because I have not saved yet.can you help me? One person only.

I am trying to plan a trip for next May. can you please tell me when the new pricing will be updated.

Hi Me, We are an authorized Disney ticket seller, which means our system ties in directly to theirs. Disneyland will take your photo the first day that you use your ticket and have you sign the back of your ticket. The picture must match who is using it for Disneyland. Walt Disney World does use thumbprint technology and the thumbprints must match.

Hi Colleen, you can start a layaway plan as far out as you'd like. We even have options to start a layaway plan for next year, even before pricing gets in. That way when pricing becomes available, you have first access to all of the hotels and you already have a great head start on your vacation! You can call our agents to set that up at 855-GET-AWAY.

Are you Disney approved because I understand that they use thumbprints and they must match right?

How far in advance can we start a layaway?

Hi Kyleigh - there is no interest on our layaway plans. :)

My family is looking at doing a layaway plan. Is there interest added on?

Yes - you can add Character Dining tickets to any of our packages. Character Dining tickets can be purchased online or by calling 855-GET-AWAY.

If we already purchased our disney package is there a way I could still add character dining? Even though we already purchased our package? Thanks, Stephanie

Hi Peter, It may only be showing one payment if you're booking a month or two out since final payment needs to be made two weeks prior to travel. You can change the number of payments after you've created an account online, or do it over the phone by calling 855-GET-AWAY. :)

Its only giving my 1 as the number of payments after the down payment. Is this normal?

Nivia, The layaway plan allows you to make as many payments up to two weeks before travel. It gives you the ability to confirm your hotel so that it doesn't sell out before you can pay for it in full, locks-in your low price on your package, and gives you the flexibility to make payments on your own schedule. :)

Hi Editha,

Call our agents at 855-GET-AWAY. They'll be able to pull up your certificate online and are happy to help. :)

Hi , what does the layaway include ?

Hello, I cancelled a layaway trip a couple of years ago and got a voucher. Can't locate it because we have moved a couple times since that time. Is there a way I can get it replaced or look it up by my account?

Hi LAG - yes! You can call our agents at 855-GET-AWAY to get that set-up.

Can you do a layaway plan on just Disneyland tickets?

Hi Irene, Yes we do, but they work a little bit differently. Please give our agents a call at 855-GET-AWAY and they can get you set up. Thanks!

Our plans are completely flexible, so you can make as many payments as you'd like as long as the plan is paid off two weeks before travel. If you're planning a year out, you could easily make 12 payments (or more!) if you want to break it out that way. You can set up your number of payments online or over the phone at 855-GET-AWAY. :)

i would like to do it for next Christmas but on how many payments i can do it

I would like a week and half off and take my husband and your kids and grandkids. How do I get this started.

Hi Jason, Payment plans normally have to be paid off two weeks prior to travel, but you may be able to call an agent and see if there's any flexibility depending on the specifics of your vacation. 855-GET-AWAY :)

I'm trying to book a layaway for August 28th-30th. Trying to give a portion today and the rest on the 28th. Is that possible?

Danielle, it should be very soon. You can send an email to [email protected] to be put on our waiting list. Or, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram for the the announcement. Thanks!

When will your 2016 rates be released? I'm trying to plan a trip for January 2016

Hi Angela, The final payment just needs to be paid off 2-3 weeks before travel, but the layaway package could be as long as you'd like. If you book 6 months prior to travel, you'd have approximately 5 1/2 months to pay for it. If you're booking for next December, you'd have almost a year and a half to pay for it, etc. Our agents would be happy to help you figure something out at 855-GET-AWAY. :)

Are your layaway packages only 3 weeks? Do you stretch it out any farther than that for more time to save?

Hi Yandy, you can call 855-GET-AWAY. Our agents would love to help. :)

what number can i call to make my layaway vacations

Hi Robert,

We'd love to help you book your honeymoon - it sounds like you deserve one! We generally get pricing in mid-summer for the upcoming year, but we can start a layaway plan even earlier to help you save. Just call our agents at 855-GET-AWAY and they'd love to help you.

I would like to take my wife on our first honeymoon. we have been married for 23 years and we both are in our 60s, WE would like to go on Apr 25th 2016 so how far in advance can you plan

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