• On May 25, 2019
    Linda from NH 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 we use Disney gift cards at all the dining places? Can I use them at Chef Disney? Also can they be loaded onto the Magic Bands?

    Howdy, Linda! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit with us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    Disney gift cards can be used throughout Walt Disney World. All dining locations at the resorts, theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs accept Disney gift cards. So using a gift card after enjoying a meal with Mickey and his pals at Chef Mickey is included. So bring along as many gift cards as you choose. When we travel, I often only bring Disney gift cards. This helps me to stay on budget and know exactly how much we will be spending while there. 

    Currently, Disney gift cards can not be loaded onto your MagicBand. If you are staying at one of the Walt Disney World resorts, you can use your MagicBand to make purchases during your vacation. Only a debit or credit card can be linked to your My Disney Experience account, which is linked to your MagicBand. To use a Disney gift card for your MagicBand purchases, you will need to stop by the front desk of your Disney resort and present your Disney gift card to the Cast Member to clear your balance. To keep any purchases from being applied to the debit or credit card on file, you must stop by the front desk of your Disney resort at the end of each day to clear your balance. 

    If you don't want to stop by the front desk of your resort to settle your balance, you can just use the Disney gift card at the time of your purchase, instead of the MagicBand.

    Linda, I hope this helps! If you have more Disney planning questions, please stop by and visit with us again soon. 

    Happy planning,
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