Disney 100 DCA; trolly; night
  • On May 16, 2024
    Larry 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.

    Can I use my Disney gift card to entrance to Disneyland?

    Hi Larry! Thanks for dropping by planDisney.

    While your Disney Gift Card won't grant you access to the parks at Disneyland Resort, it can be used to buy an admission ticket to the parks. And along with your theme park reservation, that's all you need to enjoy a day or two or three at the Happiest Place on Earth!

    I suggest purchasing your admission ticket online before your arrival. Prices and terms are subject to change. You'll be asked to choose your preferred day and park, during the transaction. Those choices become your theme park reservation. Once you have your ticket and reservation, you're ready to go! Theme park reservations can fill up on popular days, so I don't suggest purchasing a ticket in person at the main ticket booths on your preferred park day in case there are no reservations left. Always check the availability calendar too! You'll be able to input your Disney Gift Card during the online transaction, so have it handy.

    Your Disney Gift Card can also be used in the parks to pay for most merchandise, food and beverages, and even your Genie+ Service or Individual Lightning Lane purchases. We had a couple of Disney Gift Cards with us on our last trip, which we used to pay for almost everything. It was super convenient. So, if you don't use it toward paying for your ticket or you have money left on the card after you do, don't leave it at home!

    One quick hint: You can't save the Disney Gift Card as a method of payment in the Disneyland mobile app, but you can save the card's number in your Notes app to easily copy and paste it into the app during transactions.

    And of course, your Disney Gift Card is always good for the perfect purchase on shopDisney. Sometimes that's exactly what I need when I'm missing my favorite place.

    Have a magical day.

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Meet the Panelist: Elizabeth, Missouri

Hello from St. Louis! I'm Elizabeth, a professor, wife, and mother to two little boys. We love to travel as a family, and Disneyland Resort is the place where we laugh more and make the happiest memories. We've done everything from solo to big multi-generational trips, and I've got the tips and tricks for traveling with little ones to help ensure your experience is truly magical. Learn More About Elizabeth

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