• On Jul 19, 2021
    Christina from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is it possible to add gift cards as a payment method on the app? I was trying to figure out if gift cards are a payment option if I have to use mobile ordering. Thank you.

    Hi Christina, from a fellow Illinoisian! I’m so glad you came to us here at planDisney to get your question answered! I’m actually going to be in Walt Disney World at the same time as you…isn’t that crazy? 

    First of all, mobile ordering inside the Walt Disney World theme parks is a game-changer! I am so in love with this system! One of the best things is the ability to preorder your meal hours in advance! One of my friends even ordered her Fresh Fruit Waffle from Sleepy Hollow in Magic Kingdom while she was DRIVING to the theme park! There is often a long wait for food around lunch time, and your arrival window could be hours in the future. Ordering in advance solves this issue. 

    When mobile ordering first started, you could only pay with a credit card. I am a budgeter, and I purchase Disney Gift Cards at a local store for a slight discount, and then combine them on the Disney Gift Card website. So, I was NOT happy that I couldn’t use my gift cards to pay for the mobile orders. BUT, that has been fixed on the MyDisneyExperience app! Now, you are able to select to pay with a Disney Gift Card when mobile ordering. 

    To do this, you will open the app and select the + at the bottom of the screen. Then, “order food”, and select your arrival window at the eating location of your choice. You will then choose your food and once you get to the payment screen, you will see the option to add a Disney Gift Card (it’s the first payment method). It won’t save your gift card for your next order, so you’ll have to enter it each time. 

    I hope this helps with your budgeting for your vacation! Please let us know if you have other questions that we can answer before you arrive to WDW in September! 

    Happy Traveling,
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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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