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  • On Aug 28, 2023
    Janae from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you pay for extra Disneyland hotel costs (parking, cabana, room service) with a Disney gift card?

    Hey, howdy, hey, Janae,

    I like the way you are thinking. This is exactly what we do when we stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel. To help us budget and save a fair amount on our Disneyland Resort vacations, we collect Disney Gift Cards and use them for just about everything: hotel, theme park admission, dining, shopping, and even hotel incidentals.

    Of course, the most convenient way to take care of your hotel incidentals is to take advantage of the Direct-to-Room Service. When you use Online Check-In from the Disneyland mobile app or on the Disneyland Resort website, you can link a credit card or debit card. But those of us who like to use Disney Gift Cards to pay for items on our hotel room folio can do so by stopping by the hotel front desk. It’s usually best to do this at least once a day to stay ahead of the charges before they are applied to your credit card on file. I found it convenient to stop by the front desk at the end of the day when we came back to the hotel after visiting the theme parks.

    Tony’s Tip: If you plan on using the Disneyland mobile app to place mobile food and beverage orders or to use Merchandise Mobile Checkout, here’s a tip for using your Disney Gift Cards more easily. If you safely store the card numbers in a note on your mobile phone, you will have a quick and easy reference to use to copy the numbers and then paste them into the Disneyland app during the checkout step as you order food or purchase souvenirs. The app will let you know the current balance of the card entered before you finalize the purchase. Or you can keep track of the cards using the My Cards page of the Disney Gift Cards website.

    I hope you have a magical time at the Disneyland Resort, Janae. Not that I have any fear of missing out or anything as I stare at my calendar that says my next Disneyland Resort vacation is still months away, but if you have any more questions for me, I’d love to help out again.

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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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