• On Feb 7, 2019
    Carrie from MA 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 you use Disney gift cards to purchase souvenirs? I have heard that you could and was trying to see if that was correct. I want to purchase them for my kids so they know exactly how much they can spend.

    Hi Carrie! Great news! You absolutely can use Disney Gift Cards at Disney merchandise locations.

    I love your idea of sharing Disney Gift Cards with your kiddos. I do the same thing. They love being able to spend "their own" money and I love how it helps with budgeting. One suggestion...if possible, try to purchase gift cards for them that have different designs. I made the mistake of purchasing the same design for my kiddos. We used a permanent marker to write their names on the cards, but it didn't stay on and it was a bit of a challenge knowing which card belonged to which kiddo. I also purchase a Disney Gift Card for myself and/or receive Disney Gift Cards throughout the year as gifts from family and friends. They make such a great gift!!!

    I also encourage you to download the Shop Disney Parks app to your mobile device. Choosing how to use their Disney Gift Cards was a very difficult decision for my children (and for me). At one point during a recent Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I saw a must have item but neglected to purchase it at that particular time. Later that week, I used the Shop Disney Parks app to locate the same item in another location. It saved us oodles of time and helped us maximize each and every moment that we had in the theme parks!

    I'm so excited for you! I know you are going to have an amazing vacation and I hope you enjoy planning it as well!

    Thank you for sharing your question with the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Please let me know if you have any other questions as you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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