Mom And Son On Run
  • On May 7, 2014
    Jill from PA 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.

    Instead of managing cash for both of my daughters souvenir shopping, I thought I would buy them each a Disney gift card. I assume they are accepted in the gift shops but do they take them anywhere else in the park? ex. food carts/small souvenir stands

    Hi there, Jill! 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Buying Disney Gift Cards is what I used to do for my children as well, and it always worked out great! Disney Gift Cards are excepted at all locations within the theme parks-- including food & beverage stands and the smaller merchandise carts.

    I do have another suggestion for you to consider, one I tried out on our recent vacation during spring break. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel you and everyone in your party will be receiving Magic Bands. As part of the Magic Band experience you can authorize your princesses to make purchases with their Bands. It will always be around their wrists, making it much easier to keep track of. My two oldest children (11,9) loved making purchases this way, and I loved not having to dig for their gift cards. 

    To utilize this option, just request their Magic Bands be authorized for purchases when you check-in to your resort. You will select a four digit pin code that everyone will use when purchases are made with their bands. It really is very easy, and a lot of fun too!

    I hope this information is helpful, Jill! Please do not hesitate to stop by the Disney Parks Moms Panel should you have any additional questions! 

    Have a magical day! 

    Faith D. 
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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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