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  • On Jan 10, 2023
    Jennifer from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does online check-in allow me to pay with gift cards? Or do I need to check-in at the front desk to use gift cards towards my balance?

    Welcome to planDisney, Jennifer!

    Thank you for visiting us with an excellent question. Your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort is just around the corner, and I cannot wait for you to experience all the magic that awaits you!

    When you use online check-in, My Disney Experience requires you to link a credit card to your account. On the date of check-in, the remaining balance on your reservation is automatically charged to your credit card. Online check-in will not allow you to link Disney Gift Cards as a method of payment, so if you have a room-only reservation and wish to pay for your balance using your gift cards, I recommend skipping online check-in and stopping by Front Desk at your Disney Resorts Collection hotel upon arrival. Cast Members will be more than happy to assist you, and you will not have to worry about charges to your credit card.

    You are also welcome to use your Disney Gift Cards to pay for purchases charged to your room during your stay. Be sure to stop by Front Desk the evening before your check-out date and tell Cast Members you would like to pay for expenses charged to your room account using Disney Gift Cards. I recommend monitoring how much you charge to your room during your stay because the credit card on file is automatically charged after you reach a certain daily amount. If you have any questions, simply stop by Front Desk and request to see your room folio.

    It was a pleasure answering your question, Jennifer. I hope this information is helpful and that you come back to visit us once again real soon!

    Best magical wishes,
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My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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