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  • On Feb 2, 2022
    Derek from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    One question regarding buying food in the theme parks. Are debit cards accepted at all places where food is served, or are some small carts cash/band only?

    Hey there Derek, welcome to planDisney! Food and dining at Walt Disney World Resort are some of my favorite parts of my family's vacation, especially all the snacks! We love trying out new table service restaurants each time we visit, as well as revisiting some of our favorites, like Garden Grill RestaurantVia Napoli (both located at Disney's EPCOT Park!), and Sat'uli Canteen located at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park.

    Derek, there are a variety of options to pay for snacks and dining at Walt Disney World! Some of these options give you the ease of NOT having to pay by card! Have you downloaded the My Disney Experience app yet to your smartphone? You can link your debit card to your reservation as the primary form of payment for whatever you purchase on Disney property, whether it's a bottle of water from Prince Eric's Village Market at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park or a full meal at a table service restaurant. You can purchase a MagicBand from shopDisney prior to arrival, or at many shops that sell them and attach it to your reservation, and you simply scan the MagicBand at payment. You also can download the MagicMobile card from the My Disney Experience app to your smartphone wallet, if you decide wearing a MagicBand is not for you! You can pay by card or cash, whatever works best for you!

    I hope all of these recommendations help with your planning, Derek! As my pal, Mickey Mouse says, "see ya real soon" at Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Frances, North Carolina

Hey ya'll! My name is Frances, I am a mom and military spouse from Texas who currently calls the Tarheel state home. My family and I enjoy visiting the Walt Disney World Resort as often as we can because we love the joy and magic every trip brings us. We consider Walt Disney World to be our "home away from home!" If you are dreaming of adventure in the great wide somewhere, then you have got a friend in me! I enjoy sharing my passion for Disney with everyone I meet! Learn More About Frances

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