• On Mar 25, 2018
    Michelle from MO 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 some Disney Gift Cards I want to add into my account. how do I do this?

    Hi Michelle!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I absolutely love Disney Gift Cards; not only can they can be used anywhere at Walt Disney World Resort to buy just about anything, they can also be applied towards a vacation package or a MagicBand balance!

    While there isn't a place to add Disney Gift Cards to your My Disney Experience Account online, you can use your gift cards to pay off some (or all!) of your pre-vacation balance that is due upon your arrival. I've done this before where I handed over all of my gift cards to the helpful Cast Member at check-in, but you may also call the Resort Hotel Reservation phone line at (407) 939-1936 and pre-pay that way.

    If you're wanting to use your Disney Gift Cards for souvenirs, snacks, or special experiences from the Enchanting Extras Collection like a tours or a spa day, you're more than welcome to use your physical cards. Or, if you're a guest of a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel you may charge those things back to your MagicBand where you can pick up the balance with your Disney Gift Cards later. During your resort vacation check-in you'll provide a credit card that will link to your MagicBand, but these charges won't hit your credit card until you've either charged a certain amount or you check-out, whichever is first. You can pay down your charged balance with your Disney Gift Cards by stopping by the front desk every few days, which will reset how much you've spent towards that charging limit before that balance officially hits your credit card.

    I hope this helped, Michelle, and We'll See You Real Soon!

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Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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