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  • On May 10, 2024
    Lisa from BC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there, we are planning a trip in November, we are DVC members staying at the Villas and we have been hearing that Disneyland is cashless now? Are we still able to pay with cash in stores and restaurants?

    Hi there Lisa, 

    A big welcome to planDisney from a fellow Canadian, it’s so great to help with your Disneyland Resort question today! I’m so excited you’ll be travelling to the Happiest Place on Earth this Fall, a stay at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel will be so special! Your stay coincides with the holiday season kickoff so you’ll see the resorts decked out with holiday decorations. Head over to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa to see the larger-than-life Christmas tree that is a focal point in the resort’s lobby, it’s sure to get you in a festive spirit!

    Lisa, I spoke with a Cast Member regarding your question about payment options at Disneyland Resort. While cashless options such as Debit cards, Credit cards and Disney Gift cards are preferred, cash is still accepted for merchandise and dining. As a Canadian, I am always looking for the best way to stretch my dollars and one great way to do this is by using Disney Gift Cards purchased in Canada. These Disney Gift Cards are available at major grocery and pharmacy retailers across Canada and are purchased in Canadian dollars. When Canadian Disney Gift Cards are used in person or for online transactions on the U.S. official Disney website (think theme park tickets for example), the funds are converted to American dollars at the time of use. The previous night’s exchange rate is applied and if there is a remaining balance on the Gift Card, it will show on your receipt in U.S. dollars. Many Canadians purchase Disney Gift Cards as it eliminates conversion fees typically associated with credit cards. It is also a great way to budget for a trip!

    If you have purchased a few Disney Gift Cards, you can merge them on This website lets you keep tabs on your card balances and you can name the cards for easy tracking. To note: you cannot combine cards of different currencies so Canadian Gifts Cards and American Gift Cards must be kept separate. 

    Lisa, I hope this information helps with your vacation planning. If you have any additional questions, please let me know - I’m happy to help!

    See ya real soon, 
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Meet the Panelist: Candace, Ontario

Bonjour! I'm Candace, mom to four daughters, wife and Early French Immersion teacher from Ottawa, ON, Canada. We're a family of explorers who are full of curiosity and seek to find the magic in the smallest moments of the day. The Disney Vacation Club allows us to explore many Disney Destinations with the flexibility to choose a Resort that fits our travel party whether traveling with family or friends. I can't wait to help you plan an adventure of your own! Learn More About Candace

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