Mom And Son Running through park; RunDisney; incredibles shirt
  • On Apr 8, 2012
    Gabrielle from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there a benefit to use a Disney gift card over an AmEx or Visa gift card? Are you able to use one at more locations than the other? How you had any problems using gift cards? We don't want to carry cash but don't want to not be able to buy something.

    Hi there, Gabrielle!

    While all three are excellent options, I would recommend a Disney Gift Card.

    It is accepted at most of the places you'll visit during your stay. And you'll be able to use it on a variety of purchases, from toys to food to paying for your Resort.

    There is no fee to purchase a Disney Gift Card. The other two card you mention are not necessarily buyable at a one:one "exchange rate"; some cards do come with fees attached.

    Finally, if you lose your Disney Gift Card (and make sure you keep a copy of your gift card number - I like to take a picture of the front and back of my card with my cell phone so I have it available), you're surrounded by Cast Members who are going to do everything possible to help you reclaim it. The same cannot be said for any card that is not directly affiliated with the Walt Disney Company.

    Have a wonderful trip!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.

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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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