Kids with Woody at Disney' Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
  • On May 15, 2023
    Suzanne 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.

    I would like to use my Disney gift card to pay the balance on my upcoming reservation at Ft Wilderness. I do not see a way to add it to payment methods. It only allows a credit card.

    Welcome to planDisney, Suzanne, and thank you for this great question. You'll arrive at Walt Disney World Resort in a flash, so let's see your options for paying your balance at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. We want you to have a rootin'-tootin' good time! 

    I assume you'd like to pay off your room-only balance since vacation packages must be paid in full 30 days before arrival. With a room-only balance, you typically can't make payments online or in the Mobile App, so you will pay that balance at check-in or by calling Disney Resort Hotel Reservations. I spoke to a wild-west Cast Member who said you should be able to pay your balance with a Disney Gift Card at check-in or over the phone. 

    The Cast Member also said you couldn't link a Disney Gift Card to your My Disney Experience account for incidentals and charges during your stay. You will only see the option to add a credit card or debit card.

    Disney Gift Cards are also a great way to help you stay on a budget while at Walt Disney World Resort. Each family member could have a pre-loaded amount on a gift card to spend each day for meals and merchandise. When my son was younger, I'd add a little extra for his souvenir shopping so there was no haggling over what he could or couldn't buy. He was much more selective that way!

    Suzanne, I'm sending pixie dust and marshmallows, so your stay at Disney's Fort Wilderness is a yee-haw of a good time. Please stop by planDisney anytime! I'll save you a spot at Chip 'N' Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long!

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

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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