Mom; daughter; girl wearing large yellow floppy hat; at pool; waterslide
  • On Jul 5, 2024
    Stephanie from CA 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, I’m wondering if I can use Disney gift cards to pay for a hotel stay at Disneyland resort and at Pixar Place hotel. Which hotels at Disney accept Disney gift cards as valid payment?

    Hi there, Stephanie! 

    Welcome back to planDisney. Thank you for asking us another Disneyland Resort question as you continue to plan your visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! 

    Disney Gift Cards can be used to purchase almost everything Disney-related, like Disneyland Resort food, beverages, and merchandise at the theme parks. Yes, you can indeed use a gift card to pay for stays at the three Disneyland Resort Hotels. Whether you choose to stay at Pixar Place Hotel, the Disneyland Hotel, or Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, you may use a Disney Gift Card as a form of payment. When you advance to the payment screen of the online booking process, you’ll see a box to check if you wish to pay your deposit or full balance with a Disney Gift Card. You can also use your gift card to pay in person upon check-in at your hotel. 

    Please keep in mind that several of the restaurants and shops in the Downtown Disney District are owned by third party companies, so they don’t all accept the Disney Gift Card. However, you can pay with one at the locations that are owned by Disney, such as Disney Home, Marceline's Confectionery, and World of Disney, to name a few. I recommend creating an account at and registering any gift cards you plan to carry with you. This is a smart way to protect your money in case a card is misplaced because you’ll be able to move the funds to another card if need be. 

    I hope this is helpful, Stephanie, and that you have a perfectly pixie-dusted vacation! Please write back with any other questions you may have as your trip approaches. 

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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