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  • On Dec 6, 2023
    Roxie from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! We are heading to Disneyland in January and were curious if there was way to find out what is "disney owned" in downtown disney? We have quite a few giftcards and are not sure what shops/food places will take them and which ones will not.

    Hey there Roxie and welcome to planDisney. One way we control our spending is by finding discount Disney Gift Cards. Since Disney Gift Cards are accepted at the Disney Theme Parks and Resort Hotels, Disney Cruise Line, and on shopDisney, we have plenty of places to use them. 

    Disney Gift Cards can only be used at Disney-owned locations and Downtown Disney District is a mix of third-party retailers and Disney-owned stores. I know it can be confusing where your gift card would be accepted. Starbucks is the one that gets me every time because it is accepted inside the theme parks but not outside the Downtown Disney District.

    Here is a list of venues where you can use a Disney Gift Card.

    • The Disney Dress Shop
    • Disney Home
    • Disney’s Pin Traders
    • Marceline’s Confectionary
    • Star Wars Trading Post
    • WonderGround Gallery
    • World of Disney

    planDisney Pro Tip: Having a lot of Disney Gift Cards means managing a lot of Disney Gift Cards. Since there is a $1000 limit on each card (subject to change) you may combine card balances to reach that amount. There is a simple online way to check your balances and transfer balances. This is very helpful if you lose a card but do not want to lose the value; you just transfer that value to another card but you must have a card that will allow you to transfer so the total does not exceed $1000.

    Roxie, I hope this information helps you combine the power of your Disney Gift Cards to spend on something(s) enchanted at Disneyland Resort. Please feel free to write me back directly with any follow-up questions.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories.

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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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