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  • On May 15, 2024
    Lynn from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My grandchildren are going on a Disney cruise this summer. I wanted to give them spending money. I thought Disney gift cards would be easier to deal with than cash. Can they pay for everything on the ship with Disney gift cards?

    Ahoy there, Lynn!  What a thoughtful gift that you want to give your grandchildren for their summer vacation! 

    If they are not at least 18 years old, an Adult can add the Disney Gift Cards to their stateroom account by visiting Guest Services once they board their Disney Cruise Line ship.  I have another option for you as well!  You can purchase Onboard Credit in advance for them if you have their sail date in addition to their first and last names to enter in the Onboard Gifts section on the Disney Cruise Line website.  You can purchase the Onboard Credit with a major credit card, Disney Gift Card, or Disney Rewards Redemption Card.

    The Onboard Credit can be used for Port Adventures, merchandise, and other additional expenses incurred on the ship, Disney Castaway Cay, or Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point.  Your grandchildren will receive a card in their stateroom indicating they have Onboard Credit from you.  I find purchasing Onboard Credit, even for myself, saves time from standing in line at Guest Services.

    Lynn, I hope this answers your question and gets you started with your gift-giving plans.  There are other gift options in Onboard Gifts that you may want to consider as well.  I hope your grandchildren come back with lots of pictures to show you and memories to share. If you have any other questions, sail back to planDisney.  We are happy to help you and your grandchildren!

    Ohana Means Family!
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Meet the Panelist: JoVonn, Georgia

Hi there! I am JoVonn from the Peach State of Georgia, and I love sailing the high seas aboard Disney Cruise Line.  Over the last ten years, I have enjoyed being a voyager along with my son and sister, making memories and having adventures.  I look forward to helping you plan your next vacation.   Learn More About JoVonn

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