Mom And Son Radiator Springs Racers
  • On Apr 8, 2023
    Evelyn from AK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My daughter is going to Disneyland next week with her high school music department (from Alaska) and wants to bring spending money. What is the recommended method of payment for her to use for food, rides, and merchandise?

    Heya Evelyn!

    Welcome to planDisney! I was really excited to see your question here because I too have a daughter in high school and she traveled to the Disneyland Resort last year with her orchestra for a performance and they had the BEST time! I was lucky enough to be selected as a chaperone and the adults had just as much fun as the kids. 

    Let's help your daughter Be Prepared for a truly magical trip! First, have her download the Disneyland Mobile App to her phone and create a Disneyland account if she hasn't already done so. She'll be using the App to link her ticket, make Mobile Food Orders, and book Lightning Lanes (if Genie+ is offered with her ticket). 

    Normally, you can have the App store your credit card for ease of making purchases. However, Guests under 17 are not allowed to add a credit card to their account. I would recommend purchasing a Disney Gift Card for her to use on her trip. This could also serve as her spending budget. When purchasing something through the App, she can copy the Gift Card # as a Note on her phone and paste it into the App when it asks for payment.

    I see that her visit is rapidly approaching. You can purchase a Disney Gift Card on for immediate delivery via email. The Disneyland Resort is a wonderful place to allow kids to show some autonomy in a safe environment and I hope that your daughter has a wonderful visit and a show-stopping performance!

    Have a Magical Day!
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Meet the Panelist: Al, California

Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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