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  • On Oct 22, 2023
    Elena 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.

    At disney aulani resort can I place a Disney gift card on my room account to cover room charges, like food and drink? So I dont have to carry the gift card around?

    Aloha, Elena!

    What can I say except you're welcome here at planDisney!  How exciting that your upcoming vacation to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa is just on the horizon.  There's no place I'd rather be than riding the Hawaiian roller coaster ride at Aulani. Our family just visited for the third time this past August, and it's such a special vacation. Few things are as wonderful as when the magic of Disney meets the spirit of Aloha for a memorable family trip.  

    Elena, I confirmed with Aulani that they do indeed accept Disney Gift Cards on property to use for dining, the snack shops, and in the gift shop, and you can use it toward any room charges at the end of your stay should there be any charges upon check-out.  However, the policy for check-in is that you do need to provide a credit card to cover incidentals and room charges. If at the end of your stay, there is a balance, you can then use the Gift Card to pay for any remaining balances or speak to the Front Desk about the charges to be paid for by the Gift Card versus any that would be charged to your credit card. But the Gift Card itself can't be the only form of payment on your room for room charges.

    I recommend that the night before you check out, stop by the Front Desk to review any charges made to your room and provide your Gift Card at this time so that it can be applied before you check out in the morning. This may prevent your credit card from being auto-charged.  I would also advise on your check-in, speak to the Front Desk about your plan, and confirm any current policies regarding Gift Card use, to ensure that you can indeed apply it to any room charges and incidentals at the end of your stay.

    No visit to Aulani is complete without Hawaiian shave ice, Elena. I recommend adding the Mickey Ears because, after all, everything tastes better when it's Mickey-shaped.  

    I hope this helps you Elena. If you have any further questions, surf back here to see us. At planDisney, we are your vacation planning 'ohana. 'Ohana means family and that means nobody gets left behind.

    A Hui Hou (it means "until we meet again" in Hawaiian,)

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Meet the Panelist: Keri, Massachusetts

Hi there, I'm Keri from Massachusetts, a wife and mom to preteen twins and a teen. Since my first magical visit to Walt Disney World at age three, I've loved all things Disney. My husband found his passion for pixie dust on our honeymoon and his first visit to a Disney park. Soon after, we joined Disney Vacation Club, which has afforded us unforgettable family vacations for the last 20 years. Disney Vacation Club has helped us create our most magical vacation memories. I can't wait to help you plan yours. Learn More About Keri

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