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  • On Mar 12, 2024
    Nitasha from ON 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 I am coming from ontario, canada and would like to know the best way to save money and the credit card fees. Is it worth it to buy gift cards for disney in florida and if so where is best location to get them? I do not have a car but can take an uber.

    Hi Nitasha! From a fellow Ontarian, welcome to planDisney!

    I'm always looking for little ways to save money when booking a trip to Walt Disney World Resort and an easy way to do that is by using Disney Gift Cards. Although Disney Gift Cards in U.S. dollars aren't obtainable in Canada, Canadian residents can buy physical Disney Gift Cards in Canadian dollars from various Canadian retailers. When these Canadian Disney Gift Cards are used for online transactions through the U.S. official Disney website, such as acquiring theme park tickets, or for any in-person purchases at Walt Disney World Resort, the funds will be converted into American dollars. The exchange rate from the night before will be applied, and any remaining balance on the card will be displayed in U.S. dollars on your receipt. Many Canadians opt for this method of purchasing Gift Cards as it avoids additional conversion fees typically incurred with credit cards and serves as a convenient means of budgeting for a trip!

    I often pick up Disney Gift Cards when grocery shopping in Ontario at large chain retailers and they are also readily available at the big pharmacy chains. By doing so, I collect points on my credit card and still spend the Disney Gift Cards in the U.S. without paying conversion fees. 

    When purchasing multiple Disney Gift Cards, you can merge them on www.disneygiftcard.com. This platform allows you to monitor your card balances and assign personalized nicknames for easier tracking. It's important to remember that you cannot combine cards of different currencies, meaning Canadian and American Gift Cards must be kept separate.

    I hope you have a wonderful trip to Walt Disney World Resort, Nitasha. Please let me know if you have any other vacation planning questions!

    A fellow Canuck,
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Meet the Panelist: Candace, Ontario

Bonjour! I'm Candace, mom to four daughters, wife and Early French Immersion teacher from Ottawa, ON, Canada. We're a family of explorers who are full of curiosity and seek to find the magic in the smallest moments of the day. The Disney Vacation Club allows us to explore many Disney Destinations with the flexibility to choose a Resort that fits our travel party whether traveling with family or friends. I can't wait to help you plan an adventure of your own! Learn More About Candace

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