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  • On Nov 30, 2023
    Jacob from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How can I add a Disney gift card to my Disney app?

    Hiya, Jacob! Welcome to planDisney! I'm so glad you've stopped by with such a great question.

    Eeeek! You'll embark on your oh-so-magical adventure at The Most Magical Place on Earth in just days! I know you must be so excited. With the parks and Resorts decked out for the holiday season, the smell of gingerbread around every turn and the holiday festivities, such as the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, in full swing, there just seems to be extra magic in the air this time of year. You couldn't be visiting at a better time, Jacob. Now, let's tie up your loose ends so you can sit back, relax and start your (very short!) countdown to the magic!

    Unfortunately, only credit and debit cards can be stored for purchases on your My Disney Experience app. But Hakuna Matata! It means "no worries." You can still use your Disney Gift Cards to make purchases using the app, such as Disney Genie+Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering and Merchandise Mobile Checkout. When making app-based purchases, after you've made your selections and reached the Order Summary screen, scroll to the bottom of the page and tap "Use a Different Payment Method." Under "Disney Gift Card or Disney Rewards Redemption Card," tap "Add a Card" and then select "Disney Gift Card." Then, you can either scan the barcode of the card or enter the card number to pay using your Disney Gift Card.

    As someone who often pays for my app-based purchases using a Disney Gift Card, I must admit that it can be a bit of a pain to have to re-enter the card information every time you make a purchase (and let's be honest - with all the must-have merchandise in the parks, I am making a lot of purchases). So, I suggest entering your Gift Card number in the Notes section of your mobile device and then copying and pasting the number every time you make a purchase. I find that this saves me time and frustration and allows more time for magic!

    I hope this helps, Jacob, and I hope you have the most magical and memorable time! Please stop by any time with any questions you have. You've got a friend in me!

    Stay merry and bright,

    Mandy
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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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