• On May 14, 2017
    Kerry from NY 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.

    Hello, We are traveling to the world this May, and in an effort to budget for food we purchased Disney gift cards. If we use a gift card to pay for table service foods can we also tip on the gift card? Do the gift cards function the same as a debit card?

    Hi Kerry,

    Your vacation is right around the corner. How exciting!

    You can use Disney Gift Cards throughout the whole Resort, for merchandise, food, Theme Park Tickets, and even to pay for your Resort hotel room. The cards are similar to a debit card. When you present it for payment, the total amount will be deducted from its balance. If you would like to leave a tip, you can simply sign the slip and enter the amount.

    One last tip: if you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can simply pay with your MagicBand and charge all your purchases to your room account. Then simply stop by the Lobby Concierge and use your Disney Gift Cards to pay off the balance. See you real soon!

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Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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