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  • On May 9, 2021
    Caitlin from CA Asked

    My family and I only use cash when on the resort. Is mobile ordering our meals the only option or can we pay cash since we don’t use credit/debit cards to avoid debt.

    Hello there and welcome to planDisney, Caitlin. 

    Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us today, welcome. My family also prefers to pay in cash when we visit the parks. We usually put cash aside, year-round, and then use what we saved to pay for meals or souvenirs. 

    Unfortunately, when mobile ordering you won’t be able to pay in cash. After completing your order, you will need to pay for it on the mobile app before you can send it off to be fulfilled. I do have a quick and easy solution for you that will allow you to still mobile order and avoid paying with a credit or debit card. What I recommend doing is taking the cash, you are intending on spending while visiting, and using it to purchase a Disney Gift Card. You can then use your gift card the same way you would a debit card throughout the parks, except you won’t be able to go over budget. You will simply be able to spend what you have placed on your Disney Gift Card.

    My family usually takes a few Disney Gift Cards with us when we visit. One for each Mouseketeer to use towards their souvenirs and another that will cover all our food expenses. Caitlin, I do hope this helps prepare you for your visit. (Tip: Store your gift card numbers in the notes section of your mobile device so that you can simply copy and paste when ordering, instead of having to pull out the gift card every time). 

    Have a Magical Day!
    -Shantel
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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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