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  • On Mar 21, 2010
    Michelle from MI 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.

    Can I use a Disney gift card to pay for the dining plan?

    Hi Michelle,

    In short, the answer is "yes" and "no". It depends when you are wanting to apply the gift card. Essentially, the Disney Gift Card can be used at any time during the reservation process to apply a payment to a reservation. For example, let's say  you originally made your reservation (and paid for) Room and Park tickets (no dining plan). Then you reconsidered and decided you want to add the Dining would now have a balance remaining. You can use the Disney Gift Card for payment purposes, by calling and having them apply the Gift Card to the balance over the phone. Any of the Dining Plans are just an additional piece of your booking, so you can use the Gift Card from home to pay for it.

    However, because your reservation needs to be paid in full 45 days prior to arrival, you can't use the Disney Gift Card at check in to pay for the Dining Plan.

    Gift Cards can be used to pay on a future reservation or for food, gifts, etc on your vacation.

    It's a bit confusing, and I hope I was able to clarify for you. If not, please don't hesitate to send me a follow-up question.

    Have a great vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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