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  • On Jun 5, 2023
    Annie-may from QC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What are the payment options, Canadian citizens with US $ and would like to save on the exchange rate, would you accept certified check, bank draft…Annie

    Hiya Annie-May!

    Welcome to planDisney! Being budget-minded is something I can relate to as expenses can add up quickly in Walt Disney World. Those souvenir popcorn buckets, spirit jerseys, and Minnie ears just call to me and I want to make sure I can answer. 

    I can understand that the CAD to USD exchange rate can also make things complicated. Now, I don't know what exactly you are paying for but any purchases made online at can be made with the following forms of payment: 

    - Visa
    - Mastercard
    - Discover Card
    - American Express
    - Diners Club Charge Card
    - JCB (Japan Credit Bureau)
    - Disney Gift Card
    - Disney Rewards Redemption Card
    - Click to Pay
    - PayPal

    While in the Parks, the above payment methods do work but I suggest for the best conversion rates consider a travel credit card that has no fees for overseas transactions. Another option that always works is cash. As my dad always says, "Cash is king" and in America, it is our only true royalty. Converting your CAD at the best rate before you come with your bank may be a great option as well.

    A final solution I would suggest is to purchase a Disney Gift Card while in Canada and then use it in the Parks. The card once used in Walt Disney World will convert the amount on the card to USD from CAD and it will only occur one time. So after that initial transaction with the Disney Gift Card, the entire amount on the card is converted and remains converted till it's finished. For example, 100 CAD can be added to a Disney Gift Card in Canada and when you arrive in the Parks you can use it for purchases. Let's say right now you use that gift card to buy a Num Num Cookie, it will convert that 100 CAD to approximately 74 USD. That 74 USD minus the cost of the Num Num Cookie will remain on the card for you to use without any more currency exchange rate charges. 

    I hope this helps and please let us know if you have any more questions!

    Happy Planning!

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