• On Oct 27, 2018
    Michele from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are going to Disney World and are going to be buying gift cards to use there. Do all the restaurants, quick service, sit down, etc in the parks take the gift cards? We are not staying at a resort, can we still link the cards to our Magic Bands? Michele

    Hi Michele! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I am so happy that you are visiting the Walt Disney World Resort soon! Gift cards are a great way to budget for your trip and then you don't have to carry around that much cash. On my trip earlier this month, I put money on a Disney gift card that was attached to a wrist band (I found it in Epcot at one of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival merchandise booths). It was really convenient to have it easily accessible like that!

    Almost all dining and merchandise locations on Walt Disney World Resort property accept Disney gift cards as a form of payment. The only locations that I have found that don't accept Disney gift cards are a few of the non-Disney owned stores at Disney Springs. I have used Disney gift cards at all Table-Service and Quick-Service locations in the theme parks.

    Only Guests staying at Disney Resort hotels are able to link a form of payment to their MagicBands, so you won't be able to use MagicBands for paying, but you can still use them for entering the theme parks, verifying dining reservations, and FastPass+ selections, as long as they are all linked to the same My Disney Experience account.

    I hope this helps with your planning, Michele! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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