Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 22, 2010
    Ellen from NL 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.

    Friends coming to Disney same time as us, need to be able to call/text but our Cdn pay-as-you-go phones will not be any good in the US. Can we buy cell phones and minute cards at Disney and how much are they? Thanks!!


    Unfortunately, after the VirginMegastore at Downtown Disney closed, your options for purchasing a cell phone on Disney property became nil...

    You need to do a little research before your trip. I recommending visiting Virgin's site at and checking out their plans by clicking the link on the bottom left-hand side of the initial welcome page. Their basic Jax phone is $9.99 and you can purchase the Beyond Talk plan starting at $25. I don't know if they ship to Canada, but if they don't, you can always have it shipped to your resort to wait on your arrival! With some web-surfing, you might be able to come up with some better deals, too.

    Another option if you are traveling to the US any time soon or will be renting a car while in Orlando, is to consider buying a Tracphone from Wal-Mart. There are several Wal-Marts in Kissimmee including one just off of 535. You can activate it with an Orlando zipcode and your calls will be considered local.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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