• On Mar 14, 2017
    Sharon from TN 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 Disney gift cards be used to pay for character dining experiences?

    Welcome back, Sharon! 

    Disney Gift Cards may be used to pay for your character dining experience. In fact, they can be used to pay for any dining experience, with the exception of a few restaurants in Disney Springs™ and the Rainforest Cafe in Disney's Animal Kingdom. You can use your gift cards as if they were credit cards. And, if you're like me, you've been collecting them here and there from select retailers. 

    Another tip I have, if you're staying at a Walt Disney World® resort hotel, is to use your MagicBand to pay for all your purchases. It is so much more convenient than to keep up with your gift cards and how much is on each. Then, prior to check-out, stop by the front desk and pay down your account with your gift cards. It's that simple! The only thing you will need to do is to make sure your MagicBand is set up for charging privileges by linking a credit card to your account. 

    I hope this is helpful, Sharon! Please let us know if you have any additional vacation planning questions. We are here to help. 

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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