• On Jun 26, 2019
    Sandra from TN 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.

    We have a couple of Disney gift cards that we would like to use for gratuities, merchandise, etc. Is it possible to put the gift cards "on file" at our resort (Yacht Club) to be used up before our credit card is charged? Thank you!

    Hi Sandra! I'm so excited to see your Walt Disney World Resort vacation starts in two short days!!!

    We have several Disney Gift Cards as well. I love purchasing them throughout the year. I combine them into one or two gift cards and use them while on vacation. It's such a great way to help me budget for my Walt Disney World Resort vacations!

    I encourage you to ask a Cast Member at the front desk of Disney's Yacht Club Resort if you are able to add your Disney Gift Cards to your file. However, I will tell you what we have done in the past so you have a backup plan if needed. I love the convenience of charging food, merchandise and other items to my MagicBand. At the end of the day, we stop by the front desk of our Resort hotel and use our Disney Gift Card to pay for our current charges. It typically takes very little time and is fairly effortless.

    Not only does this avoid my debit/credit card from getting charged, but I can more closely monitor my expenses throughout my vacation.

    Even if you do online check-in, be sure you stop by the front desk as soon as you check-in so you can discuss options regarding your Disney Gift Cards.

    Disney's Yacht Club Resort is one of our favorite Resort hotels!! You are going to love it! The Resort hotel is beautiful, the location is perfect, the dining is delectable, and Stormalong Bay (the 750,000-gallon, beachside water wonderland) is amazing!!! My son would stay at Disney's Yacht Club Resort or Disney's Beach Club Resort every visit if he could!

    Thanks so much for this question and all of the others you have shared with the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It's so humbling to be able to help you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    Have a magical vacation filled with fun and pixie dust!

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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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