• On Mar 31, 2018
    Crystal from PA 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 the Disney Gift cards be used to purchase meals?

    Hi Crystal!

    Welcome BACK to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We absolutely love it when our longtime friends come back to visit and 'talk Disney.' Are you getting excited about your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation?

    Yes, you can absolutely use Disney Gift Cards to purchase a variety of food options, including but not limited to, both Table and Quick service meals, snacks from confectionary counters, adult beverages from the food kitchens around Epcot's World Showcase, and more. These cards can buy emergency S'mores supplies from the grocery section of your Disney Resort Hotel gift shop so your family can enjoy a DIY snack around a campfire. You can even use a Disney Gift Card to pay the gratuity portion of a sit-down meal that was charged to a Disney Dining Plan.

    My favorite use of a Disney Gift Card is by paying off my MagicBand charges. Guests of a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel are able to charge anything from food to souvenirs to a credit card linked back their MagicBands. These charges don't officially hit your credit card until you've reached one lump charge limit, or until you check-out, which ever is first. You're welcome to stop by the front desk of your resort hotel every few days to pay down or pay off this balance with your Disney Gift Cards, which I much rather prefer because it's less to keep up with while having fun in the parks.

    I hope this helped in your planning, Crystal, and We'll See You Real Soon!

thumbnail image for Kristen

Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.