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  • On Feb 25, 2022
    Jennifer from IN 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 Disney Gift cards to pay for purchases that I charge to my room at a WDW resort?

    Hey there, Jennifer. I'm so glad you've stopped by planDisney to chit-chat about your Walt Disney World vacation later this year. It will be here before you know it. 

    Jennifer, I think you'll be happy to know that you can absolutely pay for charges to the room with a Disney Gift Card. In fact, I just did this on the last trip I went to Walt Disney World. I always ask for Disney Gift Cards for holidays and birthdays and use them to pay off things I've charged to the room. It makes for such a nice gift. 

    To do this, Jennifer, you'll need to stop by the front desk of the Walt Disney World Resort Hotel that you happen to be staying at when you arrive. Speak to them about what the current policy for billing charges is. They don't charge each credit card every time you make a purchase but rather do a big billing every 48 hours-ish. To keep from having to go back and forth to the lobby every few days so your credit card on file doesn't get charged, you can basically prepay some charges with your Disney Gift Card. They basically add the funds to your account like a credit and then deduct what you spend from that first. However, I want to mention that if you don't spend the full amount that you put on your account, you aren't given that money back. So if you've applied a $500 Disney Gift Card to your account and only end up using $450, you would be out the additional $50.  When I've done this in the past, I like to just make a pit stop at the lobby every evening or every other evening and just pay off the charges with my Disney Gift Card that way. It's a little bit of an extra step but then there isn't a risk of being out any extra money. 

    I hope you have a great time visiting Walt Disney World in October, Jennifer. It's one of the funniest times of the year to visit, in my opinion. I love all of the fun fall decore that decks out the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. If you have any other questions as you plan your trip, feel free to reach back out to me. I'm here to help! 

    Boo to you!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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