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  • On Feb 17, 2024
    Jill Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m trying to buy an egift card but it says express delivery not available

    Hiya, Jill, and welcome to planDisney! It sounds like you're hoping to give the gift of magic for a Walt Disney World Resort visit. Disney Gift Cards are a fabulous way to purchase merchandise, food, and experiences. Let's look at the different ways you can buy gift cards online.

    On the Disney Gift Card home page, you have two options when purchasing a gift card. You can select "Disney Gift Card by Email" for digital delivery or "Disney Gift Card by Mail" for delivery through the postal service.

    If you choose the Email option, you must provide the recipient's valid email address and the gift card will be sent electronically. The website indicates the email could take up to 24 hours to be sent, but I've had the email arrive in a matter of minutes. Delivery time may depend on how your bank verifies purchases.

    I just did a test run to purchase a digital gift card, and under the "Shipping and Delivery" tab, I see that message about express delivery being unavailable. I interpret that as letting you know a physical card is unavailable for delivery if you choose the email option. But rest assured, the digital card will typically arrive via email within a day. Be sure to check your spam folder in case it lands there. 

    When I choose the "Disney Gift Card by Mail" option on the home page and select the "Shipping and Delivery" tab, I see a message saying express delivery through postal mail is available for an extra charge. If you prefer a physical card and need it quickly, this would be your best option.

    I hope I've helped clear up any confusion about purchasing Disney Gift Cards online, Jill. I recently used a digital gift card to buy a backpack from the online Disney Store. And if it's my twelfth one, we can keep that between us! Please stop by planDisney anytime!

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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