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  • On Apr 8, 2022
    Margie from WA 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 am planning on using gift cards while in the parks for our dining/shopping/etc. But I don't see a way to store a gift card in the app. Do we really need to type in the gift card number each time we want to place a meal order, buy Genie+, etc?

    Welcome BACK, Margie!

    It's so good to see your name pop back up in our question queue hEAR at planDisney! I'm so excited for your return visit to The Happiest Place on Earth!

    The Disneyland Mobile App went through a bit of an upgrade recently to where it now accepts Disney Gift Cards! You're right, it sadly can't store gift card information the way apps from national shopping or a certain drive-through coffee chain can. However, one pro hack that some super fans have figured out is that you can enter all of the gift card numbers (+ their access codes) into a note in your phone. Then when you're ready to purchase Genie+, a Mobile Food & Beverage Order, or even check out of a shop using Merchandise Mobile Checkout, you'll simply copy and paste the code from your phone into the correct checkout box! It's not the most seamless system, but it works. Pro Tip: Include in your notes how much each gift card originally held and how much you charged on it throughout the day.

    Bonus Tip: Merchandise Mobile Checkout is pretty new, and it's a game changer. Look for signs in each shop and take advantage when you can.

    I hope that this helped to better plan your upcoming Disneyland days, Margie! Be sure to follow the official planDisney Instagram account for even more tips and tricks! We even just launched the brand new planDisney Podcast! And if you have any more Disneyland Resort vacation planning questions, We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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