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  • On May 18, 2024
    Josefina from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Is it better to use gift cards or Disney chase credit cards at the parks?

    Hello there, Josefina, welcome back to planDisney!

    Looks like your arrival back to Disneyland Resort will be during the holidays! It's one of my favorite times of the year. I'm happy to share more insight into payment methods at Disneyland Resort. 

    Disney offers multiple payment methods to give guests options for paying for their goods and services. Using Disney gift cards offers a prepaid method if you're interested in budgeting for meals and souvenirs, it helps keep you on track with a limited amount to spend. Using a Disney Premier Visa Card is beneficial if you want to earn rewards on your purchases while at the resort. Additionally, you can make a larger purchase and make payments towards your credit balance with your Disney Chase account. Both are accepted forms of payment, but the decision is up to each guest on how they'd like to pay for their goods. I can't say which is better, however, in my experience and personal thoughts, the idea of getting some rewards back from my spending is appealing as I can then use those rewards for future purchases at Disney. You can never have too many churros or Minnie Mouse headband ears, right?! You can also purchase Disney Gift Cards with your Disney Chase Credit Card for those savings as well, it all depends on how you want to use your funds.

    I hope this sheds a little bit of light on payment method usage at the parks, Josefina. Remember that how you spend your funds is equally as important as what you use for those purchases.  Since your arrival is not until the holiday season, you have time to begin purchasing Disney gift cards to budget and use for your trip. Holidays at the Disneyland Resort always bring specialty food and beverages and limited-time holiday merchandise. However you choose to pay, definitely keep that in mind! I hope that during that time we can finally enjoy Tiana's Bayou Adventure, but since we haven't heard just yet when that will open, I am keeping my fingers crossed and wishing upon all the stars! If you have any other questions before your big trip, please don't hesitate to reach out again!

    Wishing you a magical time planning your visit!
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Meet the Panelist: Camille, California

Hiya pals! I’m a California dreamer, wife of over 20 years, and mama to five. Traveling to Disneyland with a large family is fun and sometimes overwhelming, but I'm here to help! When I'm not strolling down Main Street, U.S.A. with a churro in hand, I'm crafting gifts for my shop and supporting organizations with HR, branding, and communications! I love finding ways to infuse Disney magic into every aspect of my life! I can’t wait to show you a whole new world at the Disneyland Resort! Learn More About Camille

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