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  • On Aug 20, 2012
    Lisa from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Mom's & Dad's! LOVE the panel! Planning next trip Mar/2013. We live in Canada, & I want to purchase WDW gift cards for my girls for Christmas. Can I buy these anywhere in Canada? Or am I limited to grabbing them on a shopping trip to the U.S.??

    Hi there, Lisa!

    The sticking point with Disney Gift Cards is that they are cash-equivalent.

    If a gift card is sold online, Disney would be in the business of exchanging currency, and international banking laws exercise strict controls over how businesses handle these transactions. Disney does not do any type of currency exchanges, so the gift card would not be eligible for purchase.

    Even funds in US dollars - from a PayPal account attached to an American banking institution, for instance - are subject to these rules when the address of origination is from outside of the United States.

    Your best bet, as you note, is to purchase them yourself in the United States.

    Happy shopping!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.

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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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