• On Nov 28, 2020
    Sai from Essex Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    when I load a Disney gift card can I link it to my magic band or do I tell them to charge it to my room and pay it off at my resort whenever ..and can I also pay tax/tip from a gift card or do I have to pay that as cash and where can I find my gc Balance?

    Hey there Sai!

    Welcome to planDisney, let’s get started! I just got back from Walt Disney World Resort, myself. It was so nice to be back home. I normally travel with cash, but with the new modifications, I opted for a Disney gift card. 

    Unfortunately, you are unable to make the Disney gift card, your primary choice of payment. While I was there I used my Disney gift card for all of my Mobile orders. (TIP: Hang on to your receipt from your Mobile orders. At the very bottom of the receipt is where you will find the remaining balance of your gift card.) You will also see your remaining balance on the My Disney Experience mobile app each time you checkout while Mobile ordering. 

    When it comes to leaving a tip, Hakuna Matata! As long as your receipt provides a “tipping line” you will be able to pay and tip with your Disney gift card. I do recommend keeping cash on hand in the event that the location you are at, does not include a place on the receipt to tip.

    As always, you are more than welcome to make charges to your room using your MagicBand. The charges made will go directly to the credit card on file at your Disney Resort hotel. Since you are wanting to use your gift card to pay for your expenses, I recommend stopping by the Front Desk nightly, to pay down the balance with your gift card. A Cast Member at the Front Desk will be more than happy to complete these transactions for you!

    Sai, I hope this helps answer your Disney gift card questions. If you find that you have any other questions, please let us know. We are all EARs!

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Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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