• On Sep 28, 2021
    October from OR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I was planning on buying Disney gift cards to budget for the trip! Can I use Disney gift cards to pay for meals at the parks ?

    Hey there, October! Welcome to planDisney! 

    Disney restaurants (and food in general) are one of my favorite things to talk about. I absolutely love to try new snacks, drinks, and restaurants on each of my visits. 

    I am also a big fan of budgeting my trips using Disney gift cards. I typically have a couple of cards that I have combined small amounts onto on the Disney Gift Card website, since the maximum on any card is $1000. Then, I use these cards to pay for all of my treats throughout my vacation. I have never had an issue using a gift card in a restaurant at the Disneyland Resort. 

    The one place I have sometimes had a little difficulty is a snack cart. It seems like those registers are often offline, and a gift card doesn’t always go through. So, I do carry some cash in my park bag for these instances. No trip to Disneyland is complete for me without a churro and a corn dog from the Corn Dog Castle!

    I hope this helps with planning for your next trip to The Happiest Place on Earth! 

    Happy Eating,
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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