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  • On Jan 19, 2022
    Philip from Lancashire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there, I'm travelling to Orlando in April to visit Disney. Can I use my American Express cards at Disney and pay in Sterling ?

    Hello Philip, 

    May I begin by wishing you a very warm welcome to planDisney!  As the current UK Panelist, it's always a delight when I have the pixie-dusted opportunity to offer some assistance to a fellow Guest who also hails from the United Kingdom. 

    Philip, I'm happy to share that whether you're shopping, dining, or simply stopping for a coffee and a churro whilst visiting Walt Disney World Resort, you'll be able to make your purchases with a valid American Express credit card, or indeed Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, Diners Club Charge Card, JCB (Japan Credit Bureau), or Disney Gift Cards, Disney Rewards Dollars, or the Disney Visa Card.

    It might be useful for you to know that in my own experience of purchasing goods when travelling abroad, I've discovered the best exchange rate is always found when paying in local currency, in this case, US Dollars.  When allowing the vendor to use a dynamic currency conversion at the point of sale, permits them to charge an additional transaction fee.

    My best advice would be for you to speak in person with a representative from American Express to gain their expert travel advice on current policy for foreign currency conversions, and best practices for using credit cards outside of the United Kingdom.

    Additionally, when staying in a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, Guests are more than welcome to visit the Lobby Concierge desk where helpful Cast Members are able to assist with foreign currency exchanges.

    I hope that I've been able to provide a little insight for you today Philip.  If you should have any further questions concerning your upcoming April holiday to the magic and wonder of Walt Disney World Resort, then please don't hesitate to pop back to me here at planDisney.

    Have a great Disney day ~ Jane

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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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