Dad and Daughter in front of Cinderella Castle
  • On Dec 1, 2022
    Heidi from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I want to give my brother a Disney gift card to spend in the parks for his birthday. Will he be able to use his annual pass for discounts when paying with the Disney gift card?

    Hi Heidi! 

    I'm Ashley and I like warm hugs! Actually, I don't, but my good pal Olaf does! How kind of you to think of gifting your brother a Disney Gift Card for his birthday. Even though I'm not a hugger, your act of true love has begun to thaw my frozen heart already!

    Great news, Heidi. Whether it's a "big summer blowout" or just a normal day at Walt Disney World, your brother's Annual Passholder Discounts will still apply when paying with a Disney Gift Card. This will give him extra savings on his purchases, stretching your gift further to make his day even more magical! When paying the traditional way, with a Cast Member at a register, your brother will show his Annual Pass, then they'll apply the discount before they even know his payment method. If he chooses to utilize Merchandise Mobile Checkout, his discount will already be applied as long as he is signed into his My Disney Experience account.

    When it comes to purchasing the Disney Gift Card, you could go with a physical card or an eGift Card. Either method is redeemable throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Some Guests feel like they're lost in the woods without a physical card in hand, while others find it easier to store everything right on their phones. You just have to do the "next right thing" and choose what you think will work best for your brother.

    I'm sure your brother is a seasoned pro at this point, but a fun little way to stay in the know about all Annual Passholder happenings is through the "Passholder Buzz" section of the My Disney Experience Mobile App. Here, he can see things like benefits and discounts, exclusive merchandise, magnet retrieval and more. I've searched everywhere from Arendelle to Ahtohallan to learn how to make the most of my Annual Pass and now, all the best information is in one place!

    Heidi, I'm sending big birthday wishes to your brother! 

    Thank you for reminding me that some people are worth melting for.

    Ashley R.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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