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  • On Mar 13, 2019
    Judith from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our cruise is paid for already. I see a lot about using Disney Gift Cards. I realized alcoholic drinks will be extra. If I purchase Gift cards and apply them to my account, what else can I use them for, besides the gift shops. Can we apply them for tip

    Welcome back, Judith!

    Disney Gift Cards are a great way to save up for an upcoming Disney vacation. Since my family and I love to sail with Disney Cruise Line, we purchase Disney Gift Cards throughout the year to help budget for our cruises. Our local grocery store at home offers fuel rewards (gasoline discounts) when we purchase gift cards at the grocery store. So, I try to stock up on Disney Gift Cards there to save a bit of money on gas since we all need to fill up the car. It's my little way of creating what I like to think of as a discount on our cruise vacations!

    Disney Gift Cards can be added to your stateroom account as credits. Just swing by Guest Services and they'll add them for you. Gift shop purchases, specialty drinks, Port Adventures, gratuities, and anything else you charge on your Key To The World Card are applied to your stateroom account. By adding Disney Gift Cards as credit at the beginning of your sailing, you'll have money to cover those purchases before anything would be charged to the credit card on file. I always know how much the traditional gratuities will be, and I budget a bit extra since our dining servers and stateroom hosts always go "to infinity and beyond" for us. I have Disney Gift Cards ready in amounts to cover those charges plus extra since of course I'll be making purchases onboard. Since I know how much each Port Adventure will cost, I try to have enough in Disney Gift Cards to cover those too. However, when I don't bring enough gift cards, the charges on my stateroom simply apply to the credit card I have on file. It's super easy!

    Have fun planning, Judith!

    Marcy
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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