Character Dining with Donald Duck; Tusker House Restaurant; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Oct 7, 2023
    Derrisa from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I use my Disney gift card to book my character dining experience

    Hiya, Derrisa, and welcome to planDisney! You have a Walt Disney World Resort visit coming up soon, so let's get down to business to see how you can secure a magical, memorable character dining experience.

    There are currently only a couple of dining experiences that require payment at the time of booking: Cinderella's Royal Table at Magic Kingdom Park and Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort.

    You will be asked to pay in full at the time of booking these two experiences, and I checked with a hungry Cast Member who said you can pay for either of these experiences with a Disney Gift Card by calling Disney Dining at (407) 939-7887. He said you wouldn't have the option to pay with a gift card online; only credit cards are accepted as payment on the website.

    For other Character Meals at the Theme Parks and Disney Resort Hotels, you can make reservations by linking a valid credit card to the confirmation. The credit card will only be charged if a guest is a no-show.

    The good news is that after you dine at the restaurant, you can pay for your meal using a Disney Gift Card at most locations. My tip is to ask the hostess when you check in so you'll know your payment options.

    My family's favorite Disney dining experience is at Tusker House Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The food is exotic and delicious, but the characters in their safari finest are the main attraction! When Donald Duck is there, he quacks us up!

    Thanks again for this great question, Derrisa. I hope I've given you some options for using your Disney Gift Cards on your upcoming visit. Please stop by planDisney anytime!

    Magic awaits,
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Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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