Cinderella Castle 50th Night
  • On Jul 12, 2022
    Donna from NJ 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 a Disney gift card to renew our annual passes?

    Hiya, Donna!

    Welcome to planDisney.  Can you believe it's already time to think about renewing your Walt Disney World Annual Pass?  A year might seem like a long time, but with all those magical days spent in Walt Disney World theme parks, discounted meals and merchandise to purchase, and Passholder-exclusive events to attend, it always seems to fly by!  I'm so glad to hear you're planning to renew your Annual Pass –– I have a feeling another incredible year of fun is headed your way!

    Great news! I'm happy to report that you can absolutely use a Disney Gift Card to pay for your upcoming Annual Pass Renewal.  However, you don't currently have the option to use a Gift Card when renewing your Pass online.  To do this, you can give the V.I.PASSHOLDER Phone Line a call at (407) 560-7277, where a Cast Member will be happy to help you with your renewal.  And remember, your Annual Pass can be renewed up to 60 days before and 30 days before your current expiration date –– since sales of new Annual Passes are currently paused, you'll want to be sure to mark those dates on your calendar so you don't miss your renewal window. 

    In addition to big purchases like theme park admission, I love having a Disney Gift Card on hand to use throughout my vacation.  Since the Disney Dining Plan is currently unavailable, our family has recently been buying a Disney Gift Card each month and then combining the balance on (balances can be combined on a single card up to $1000).  That way, when it's time for our next Walt Disney World Resort adventure, we'll have the card ready and waiting to use for all our meals, which almost makes it feel like we've created our very own dining plan.  Knowing that we have that portion of our visit covered gives us that same "all-inclusive" feel that we get from the Disney Dining Plan and without that big expense hanging in the air, it helps to make our vacation much more relaxing. If this sounds like it might be a good fit for you and your family, I definitely recommend giving this strategy a try before your upcoming visit!

    Thanks for visiting planDisney, Donna.  If you think of more planning questions as your next Walt Disney World Resort visit approaches, I hope you'll stop by again –– we're always here to help!

    Happy Planning,
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