• On Aug 3, 2017
    Starlyn from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you pay the balance on your onboard account with Disney gift cards? Do we need to do this before we arrive?

    Ahoy, Starlyn!

    Thank you for sending in this excellent question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'm a huge fan of using Disney Gift Cards when my family sets sail for our Disney Cruise Line adventures. I purchase individual gift cards at my local grocery store once we have a cruise booked, and it really does help me budget along the way. The Disney Gift Card website allows you to mange your gift cards online and combine up to $1000.00 per card. I love being able to take just one card onboard to take care of our extra purchases. I always link my credit card when I complete the Online Check-in as my back up if my Disney Gift Cards don't cover the entire balance. 

    Starlyn, once you are onboard the ship, just stop by Guest Services at any time prior to embarkation morning to have your Disney Gift Cards applied to your stateroom account (The last night is typically very busy so sooner than later is better!). You'll want to keep the card (I always place it in our stateroom safe just to be safe!) because any money not spent can be placed back on the original gift card. If you are sailing on the Disney Dream or the Disney Fantasy, you can check your account balance on your stateroom TV and by stopping by Guest Services for a paper copy. Paper copies are available at Guest Services on the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder. 

    We hope you'll cruise back over to "sea" us if we can assist you further with your plans. We always love to steer our Guests in the right direction! 

    Have a magical day!


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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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