• On Sep 26, 2019
    Hyland from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a Disney e gift card. How do I use this to pay for my dining in the parks? Is there a way to add the e card to my Magic Band and pay that way? Wondering if I need a physical card at restaurants.

    Hi Hyland!

    Your Walt Disney World vacation is coming up fast!  I love using Disney Gift Cards to pay for our vacations because they are accepted just about everywhere.  The eGift Cards are no different.  Even though you won't have a physical card, you should have a barcode that can be scanned.  I have had an eGift Card that didn't have a barcode and in that case, the Cast Member just typed the card number in and I was good to go.  

    While there isn't a way to add a gift card to your MagicBand, you can still charge to your MagicBand and then pay off your Disney Resort hotel room charge account at the front desk using your eGift.  This is what I usually do so I can still use my MagicBand for the convenience of charging during the day and then just make a payment at the end of the day using my gift cards.  

    If you happen to have a physical Disney Gift Card with you, you can combine your eGift Card with the physical Disney Gift Card and use the physical card for your purchases.  You can easily transfer balances right online through the Disney Gift Card website.  If you're still feeling a little nervous about using the eGift, you can purchase a physical gift card when you arrive.  I believe it's a $15 minimum to activate them and then you can transfer your eGift to your new Disney Gift Card.  

    Please stop back by if you have any additional vacation planning questions.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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