Mobile Ordering
  • On Jan 1, 2024
    Nancy from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I add a gift card to my room and use my magic band to pay for purchases at the park and resorts

    Welcome to planDisney, Nancy, and thanks for this great question. Your Walt Disney World Resort visit is a heartbeat away, so let's look at using Disney Gift Cards to pay for food and merchandise during your trip.

    Only credit and debit cards can be saved to your My Disney Experience account, but I have some good news. You can use your mobile app for food and merchandise purchases using your Disney Gift Card as payment. Choose the Mobile Food Orders tile to order meals and snacks or the Merchandise Mobile Checkout tile for merchandise. 

    After you've placed an order on your app and come to the payment page, choose "Use a Different Payment Method," tap "Add Card," and select "Disney Gift Card." You'll enter the 16-digit card number, so my tip is to type that number in the Notes section of your phone. You can copy and paste it whenever you use it to check out in the app. It's as easy as hugging Mickey!

    When you use your MagicBand for purchases, those charges appear on your Disney Resort Hotel folio. The credit or debit card required to use this service will be charged for those purchases. Even though Disney Gift Cards can't be tied to your resort stay via MagicBand, you can use the mobile app for any purchases you'd like to come from the gift card.

    Speaking of Mobile Ordering, one of my favorite snacks is the Caramel Butter Bar at Karamell-Küche in EPCOT. You can choose your arrival window, stroll past the standby line, and pick up this decadent treat. It's almost too easy; I tend to order more than one. Oh well. I usually walk it off during the day in the park!

    Nancy, I hope your upcoming visit is the gift that keeps on giving. Please stop by planDisney anytime!

    Magic awaits,
    Elaine
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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