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  • On Jan 13, 2015
    Brandy from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I know that with the Key to the World cards you can designate which cards can purchase items. If my kids have their own Disney gift cards, can just those be placed on their KTTW card? Thanks in advance!!

    Welcome Aboard, Brandy!

    On a Disney Cruise, you can choose who has a Key to the World (KTTW) card that has charging privileges. Unfortunately, while you can "load" the Disney gift cards onto your shipboard account, you cannot designate how much each person would get to spend, ensuring that they are only spending their own money.

    On our recent family cruise on the Magic, my children were thirteen and ten years old.  They were told that they could charge one smoothie or special drink per day and they had a souvenir limit.  They knew that we could check our stateroom balance each day to see what they had purchased (it is broken down by each person) and that if it was abused, we would remove their charging ability. They both did great, I think it made them more conscientious about what they were purchasing. 

    Your other option is to NOT give the children charging privileges and they would need to find you in order to buy anything. We did it this way when our girls were younger, and the only things they really wanted to buy were souvenirs. You can pay in most of the onboard gift shops with a Disney gift card as well.

    I hope this helps with your planning and that your cruise is nothing but smooth sailing! 

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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