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  • On Jan 13, 2023
    Sharon from SK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Excited Canadians coming to Disney again, but first time at a Resort! 1. Do gift cards work at Disney Springs restaurants? 2. Are e-gift cards as reliable as plastic? 2. Can ordinary Magic Bands (not +) be used to tap and charge expenses to room?

    Hi Sharon,

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for asking us a question, my fellow Canadian! I’m super excited that you’re planning a visit to Walt Disney World Resort this year, too!

    The answer to your first question depends on the Disney Springs restaurant where you’d like to dine. While several Disney Springs locations do accept Disney Gift Cards as payments, because they’re often run by third party vendors (that is, they aren’t owned by Disney), this isn’t guaranteed. I’d recommend having an alternate form of payment available to you if you choose to dine at Disney Springs, just in case. 

    I’m happy to say, however, that I’ve had absolutely no difficulties using electronic Disney Gift Cards at Walt Disney World Resort. In fact, I actually prefer them to the physical versions now because it means I don’t have to go hunting through my purse or wallet to find my card! 

    Finally, regular MagicBands can still be used to do all of the things that they’ve always done, including entering a Theme Park, accessing a Lightning Lane entrance and even charging your purchases back to your Disney Resorts Collection hotel room folio. Just be sure to remember your PIN but, if you’ve forgotten it, you can always re-set it at your hotel’s Lobby Concierge desk. 

    I hope my answer helps you plan the perfect vacation. Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. I’m always happy to help my fellow Canadians visit the Most Magical Place on Earth!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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