Mom and child in resort room
  • On May 1, 2019
    Jenny from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I keep seeing people talk about using disney gift cards. Taking my kiddo to the park for the first time ( i have't been there in over 20 years). I planned on using my debit card, should i get gift cards instead?

    Hi Jenny!

    I'm so excited to see you will be at Walt Disney World Resort in a few short weeks!

    This is a great question! Personally, I use Disney Gift Cards for a few reasons. I purchase them throughout the year, which helps me budget for my vacation. I also like them because they are fun!

    While I'm a huge proponent of using my debit card, I also like the security of having another form of payment. My husband was out of town on work several months ago and his card was compromised via an online purchase in another state. Unfortunately, his debit card was the only thing he had with him at the time. Our bank did an amazing job helping us but it was less than convenient for him. Since then, we travel with two forms of payment and use our debit card as a backup. When we go to Walt Disney World Resort, I also typically carry a little bit of cash with me to the theme parks. I honestly can't remember when I actually used cash but I like to be prepared.

    Speaking of being prepared. I hope you have created your My Disney Experience account, linked your Family and Friends, linked your tickets and made FastPass+ selections. You will love all of the amazing tools and services now available at Walt Disney World Resort that will help you maximize your time in the theme parks!

    Thanks so much for sharing your question with the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I know you and your kiddo are going to have the best time and make so many amazing memories together! Please let me know if you need any other information as you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!


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"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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