Epcot and monorail at night
  • On Jul 8, 2021
    Danny from PA Asked

    Are Disney gift cards able to be used for paying the parking fee at the parks? Also I see Epcot is not opening until 11AM on the date we arrive, will that possibly change in the future?

    Heigh-ho Danny, it's off to Walt Disney World you go! 

    With your magical adventure quickly approaching, you must be whistling while you work all day long! I'd be happy to help with some last-minute details. 

    Disney Gift Cards are such a handy way to pay for many of your vacation expenses ahead of time, and we always bring several with us on our trips. They can be used at nearly all locations at Walt Disney World, including the parking booths. Just hand your card to the Cast Member and it'll be swiped just like a credit card. 

    I use my Disney Gift Cards for many purchases during my theme park day, and I'm going to share a tip that makes the experience a little more convenient. If you plan to use your Disney Gift Card for Mobile Food & Beverage Orders, I recommend putting the number in the Notes application on your smartphone, and when it's time to input your payment method at check-out, copy and paste the numbers to finalize your order. This saves you the time of finding the gift card and typing the numbers each time you want to order something. 

    Regarding the EPCOT opening time, keep an eye on the Park Hours calendar in the weeks leading up to your visit to see if things change. My little ones are early risers and always ready to get up and go right away, so my family and I will be watching and hoping right along with you. Since the later opening time doesn't work well for us, we added the Park Hopper® Option to our tickets and plan to visit another theme park in the morning and hop to EPCOT in the late afternoon. EPCOT is our favorite park, and we can't wait to conclude several evenings with dinner and a nighttime spectacular!

    I hope this is helpful, Danny. Best wishes for a wonderful fall getaway, and we can't wait to see ya real soon!

    Betsy
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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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