Teens Taking Selfie with Donald Duck; in front of the castle during the day; front of bridge
  • On May 10, 2024
    Mireya from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello my daughter is going on a school trip next week for senior night. I was wondering if the park takes cash? Or do I need to get her a Disney card? Thank you

    Hi there, Mireya! 

    Thanks for bringing this great question to planDisney. A trip to the Happiest Place on Earth with classmates sounds like a dream come true! Your daughter has so much magic ahead of her during Disneyland Resort Grad Nite!

    Yes, the theme park restaurants, retail shops, and some outdoor snack carts do accept cash. However, she may encounter a few stands or kiosks that can only accept digital forms of payment, like the mobile souvenir carts or balloon handlers. Sending her with a Disney Gift Card in addition to cash may not be a bad idea. In fact, that is exactly what I did recently when my teenage son visited the Disneyland Resort with a friend and his family. He doesn’t have a credit card in his name and I didn’t want him to worry about managing a large amount of cash while he explored the park, so a gift card was the perfect solution. 

    Disney Gift Cards can be used to purchase almost everything Disney-related, like food, beverages, and merchandise at the theme parks. If you create an account online at disneygiftcard.com and register the gift card you plan to give your child, you’ll have the ability to transfer additional funds onto the card if need be. It’s also a smart way to protect your money in case the card is misplaced because it gives you the ability to move the funds to another card. 

    I hope this information is helpful, Mireya, and that your daughter has a perfectly pixie-dusted evening in the parks celebrating her graduation! Please feel free to write back with any other last-minute questions you may have as she prepares to embark on her adventure. 

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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