• On May 11, 2018
    Amanda from NC 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 for purchasing meals while in the Disney parks? I have a few Disney gift cards and want to make sure I can use those to eat, whether at a quick stop meal or sit down dinner in the park.

    Hi Amanda! Oh my goodness! In 5 short days, you will be at Walt Disney World Resort! How exciting!!

    You can pay for meals (quick service and table service) when you are in the theme parks. 

    I have another suggestion for you if you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel. If you don't want to carry around all of your gift cards, you can apply them to your room charge. Drop by the front desk a few days into your vacation and the Cast Member will credit your account using your gift cards.  

    Using the gift cards in the parks is absolutely fine. I just prefer the other method because it's less to keep track of throughout the day. (What's my balance? Is there enough to include the tip? Where did I put the gift card? Etc.) I love the convenience of charging everything to my MagicBand. Disney gift cards are a standard gift in our home so we typically take several with us. Applying them to our room charge at the lobby front desk has been practically perfect in every way!

    Thanks so much for sharing your question with the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let me know if you have any other questions as you put the finishing touches on 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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