Character Dining at Riveria
  • On Nov 5, 2022
    Tami from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    For my dinner reservation can I use a Disney Giftcard and not my Magic Band?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Tami! We’re so glad you stopped by again with another question.

    Vacation really is all about the food, don’t you think? I can honestly say that I have never had a meal I didn't love at Walt Disney World, and I am seriously one of the pickiest eaters on the planet! So, I just know you will have some delicious meals during your vacation! Don’t forget, we have a lot of foodies here at planDisney, so feel free to pop back in if you’d like to hear some of our favorites!

    Now, I am happy to share that you can absolutely use your Disney Gift Card when dining at one of Walt Disney World’s fabulous restaurants. You can just let your server know that you will be paying with a Disney Gift Card, and they will process the payment for you. Easy peasy!

    I love using Disney Gift Cards during my vacation. Let’s be honest, it’s easy to overspend on vacation, so I find that loading up some Gift Cards and only using those when I’m there helps to keep me on budget. So, I think using them during your stay is a great idea.

    While I have you, Tami, I wanted to remind you to set a calendar reminder to log into your My Disney Experience account 60 days before your check-in to make your Advanced Dining Reservations. So don't forget to set that reminder, grab a cup of coffee for energy, and be sure to log in at 6:00 a.m. EST on that 60-day mark to snag your table at one of these fabulous spots, like my personal favorite Topolino's Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera.

    I do hope I have been able to help you today! If you have any more questions, pop back over to planDisney, where we would love to help make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation as wonderful as possible!

    See you real soon,
    Diana
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Meet the Panelist: Diana, New York

Hiya! I'm Diana from New York, and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Whether you're planning your first trip or just visiting "For the First Time in Forever," with all that Walt Disney World has to offer, it's easy to feel like you're headed "Into the Unknown." Just remember, "You've Got a Friend in Me!" So, let me be a "Part of Your World" to lend a helping hand as you plan your most magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Diana

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