• On Feb 1, 2020
    Bruce from AZ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Can I use Disney gift cards to pay for my Disney vacation at Walt Disney World

    Hello Bruce!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

    How exciting for you to be planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort!

    I use Disney Gift Cards as my main method of payment during my family's Walt Disney World Resort vacations. In fact, most of our family members and friends gift us Disney Gift Cards for birthdays and  special occasions. They know we love experiences more than anything else, and the Disney Gift Cards help pay for our favorite kind of experiences!

    You can use your Disney Gift Cards to pay for many things during your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. Although there are some carts and merchandise vendors that may not be able to accept the gift cards, I use the bulk of my Disney Gift Cards to pay for our Walt Disney World Resort hotel, as well as our Theme Park tickets and dining. You can always ask a Cast Member before you make your purchase if they accept Disney Gift Cards. According to DisneyGiftCard.com, you may use the gift cards towards “admission tickets, annual passes, hotel rooms, spa experiences, merchandise, dining, and recreation. This includes Disney owned-and-operated locations and select locations not owned by Disney.”

    The best way to keep your gift cards organized is to go to DisneyGiftCard.com and create an account. You can combine your Disney Gift Cards in any denomination to a single card with a value of up to $1000. I like to go to combine mine into separate categories, such as Dining, Resort hotel, and Shopping. The website makes it so easy to transfer balances and delete cards with a 0 balance. The great thing about organizing your gift cards on the website is if you were to ever lose one, you can transfer the remaining balance on the one you have lost to a current one. I've done this before, and it has been a saving grace! 

    Bruce, I hope you and your party have the most magical vacation at The Most Magical Place on Earth!


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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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