• On Jan 6, 2018
    Wayne from KY 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.

    I am considering using Disney gift cards on our upcoming trip to the World. Can they be used everywhere in the parks (shops and restaurants)? What about at Disney Springs? Can they be loaded onto the MyDisneyExperience app?

    Dear Wayne,

    Thank you so much for stopping by with your great question about using Disney gift cards on your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    My family also loves to use Disney gift cards for our Walt Disney World Resort vacation plans, so I totally understand. We typically charge everything to our MagicBands and then pay off the balance at our Walt Disney World Resort hotel concierge desk. That means I don't have to run the risk of losing any gift cards while I'm out and about around the parks. If you are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, that wouldn't be an option and so you should just carry the cards around with you. They can be used at all shops and restaurants around the four theme parks, and at MOST restaurants and shops around Disney Springs. If you have a question about a specific shop and whether they accept Disney gift cards, give them a call ahead of time so that you can plan. 

    At this time, they cannot be loaded into the My Disney Experience app. I love that idea though!

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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