• On Aug 9, 2019
    Kathy from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Which is a better form of payment in the parks, credit card, gift card or cash?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kathy!

    Planning a vacation can be stressful sometimes, and one of the things I love most about visiting Walt Disney World Resort is that they've made everything so easy and convenient for guests, so the only thing you really need to worry about is whether your first attraction of the day is going to be Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, or Big Thunder Mountain Railroad!

    If you're staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, the easiest thing for you to do is charge your purchases to your Resort Hotel room using your MagicBand. It saves you from having to bring any other forms of payment with you, and you can just tap your wrist to complete pretty much any transaction. The total of all your purchases will either be charged to the credit card you used to book your room, or you can pay it using a Disney Gift Card or another accepted form of payment that's convenient for you. If you're staying off-site, then the best form of payment is whatever works best for you! Pretty much all of the restaurants and merchandise locations at the Theme Parks and Resort Hotels accept card payments as well as payment by Disney Gift Card, but I always like to have a little cash on-hand just in case.

    Have a magical day, Kathy!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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