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  • On Jan 12, 2020
    Rachel from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi we are planning our Disneyland trip and have some Disney gift cards. Can they be used at restaurants through downtown Disney, Disneyland, and California Adventures?

    Hello there, Rachel! 

    I'm very glad you stopped by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It's a pleasure to help you prepare for your upcoming visit to The Happiest Place on Earth.

    Using Disney Gift Cards is a great way to budget for a Disney Parks vacation. My family and I use Disney Gift Cards for nearly all of our purchases at the Disneyland Resort. For purchases of everything from souvenirs to dining to activities, they are very convenient. Yes, you will find that most locations throughout the Disneyland Resort accept Disney Gift Cards. This includes all of the Disney-owned and operated locations.

    Downtown Disney District:
    Disney locations, such as The Disney Dress Shop, Marceline's Confectionery, and World of Disney gladly accept Disney Gift Cards. Dining locations at the Downtown Disney District do not accept Disney Gift Cards. Though I do highly recommend them! We love sharing a family-sized pizza at Naples Ristorante e Bar. And the gourmet ice creams at Salt & Straw are the best I've ever enjoyed.

    Disneyland Resort Hotels:
    Disney Gift Cards may be used for dining and shopping at the hotels of the Disneyland Resort. They are even a valid form of payment for both hotel-only stays and for Vacation Packages. My top recommendations are the Country-Fried Beef Brisket and Waffle at GCH Craftsman Grill and dinner with your favorite Disney characters at Goofy's Kitchen.

    Disneyland Resort Theme Parks:
    Disney Gift Cards are accepted at most dining locations throughout Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. My favorites are Carnation Cafe and Lamplight Lounge. The Main Entrance ticket booths and the Disneyland Resort website also accept Disney Gift Cards for theme park ticket purchases and more. There are few locations that do not accept Disney Gift Cards, including Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, balloon vendors, and self-serve kiosks such as the locker rentals and FuelRod machines. Purchases made within the Disneyland app, including tickets, Disney MaxPass add-on, and Mobile Food and Beverage Orders, also do not currently allow Disney Gift Cards.

    Have a magical time, Rachel!

    ~Tony
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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! With over 30 years of experience visiting the Disneyland Resort, I’m excited to help you discover the magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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