• On Apr 26, 2017
    Kristin from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you please tell me if I purchase a gift card at a Canadian Disney Store, am I able to use it at the park?

    Hello Kristin! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel from a fellow Canuck.

    Whenever my family and I travel to Walt Disney World, I usually transfer a substantial portion of my US dollars onto Disney Gift Cards. Having been spoiled by our multi-colored currency, I find it difficult to differentiate between the denominations and become concerned I will lose track of what I have.

    Putting money onto a Disney Gift Card is efficient, easy and lightens the load in my pockets as I tour around Walt Disney World.

    When you purchase Disney Gift Cards at a Canadian Disney Store, they are redeemable at Walt Disney World Resort. When you make a purchase in Walt Disney World Resort, the Canadian amount will be automatically converted to a US dollar amount based on the current market value and a remaining balance will be listed on your receipt.

    If you would like that information before your first transaction, simply inquire with a Cast Member at any Disney Owned Store or Disney Owned dining location to run the card for a balance inquiry. I prefer to convert my own money into US dollars before placing it on a Disney Gift Card as it gives me (somewhat) more control over the rate of conversion. If I wait until I arrive, I am at the whim of the current market rate.

    Walt Disney World Resort has currently extended the excellent Canadian Multi-Day Ticket Special Offer until May 20th, 2017. It is an excellent deal for Canadians trying to plan a visit to the "house of mouse" that lessens the impact of the current weak state of the Canadian dollar.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

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Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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