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  • On Jul 12, 2023
    Melanie from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! Can I purchase arcade gift cards online to give as gifts prior to a Disney vacation?

    Hi there, Melanie!

    Welcome back to planDisney. We're so glad you've returned with another Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question! I'm excited to hear you're planning another trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth. Melanie, as a Michigander myself, I, too, try to escape to the Walt Disney World Resort as often as possible. I'm always more than happy to help out a fellow resident of the "Mitten State!"

    My family loves spending time at the Disney Resort hotels just as much as we enjoy being in the theme parks. With an abundance of recreational offerings, dining options, and unique theming and entertainment, Guests visiting a Disney Resort hotel can immerse themselves in Disney magic without even setting foot in a theme park! Melanie, we love hanging out in the Resort hotel arcades - especially on days that are rainy or extremely hot. Unfortunately, arcade Game Cards cannot be pre-purchased ahead of your visit. These cards can only be purchased at kiosks inside the arcades by cash or credit/debit card. If you hope to gift Game Cards to other members of your travel party, I recommend stopping by the arcade at your Resort hotel at the time of check-in.

    Melanie, my family has made a tradition of gifting our son with a Disney Gift Card for souvenirs ahead of our visits to Disney destinations. While they can't be used toward arcade Game Cards, Disney Gift Cards can be used at almost all dining and merchandise locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, so they make a great pre-vacation gift! It's always fun to see what he picks out to bring home, and it's been a great way for us to introduce our child to the concept of budgeting.

    If members of your travel party enjoy the Resort hotel arcades, I suggest checking out the Frontierland Shootin' Arcade at Magic Kingdom Park. This classic attraction allows Guests to practice their rootin' tootin' shootin' skills in a safe environment, as the "rifles" project only infrared beams to hit their targets! My family also loves Fossil Fun Games at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. These carnival-style games are located in DinoLand, U.S.A. and offer Guests the opportunity to win adorable themed plushies! Melanie, your group might also be interested in the Play Disney Parks mobile app. This app helps Guests to experience the theme parks like never before, featuring special interactions, Disney trivia, and other ways to keep Guests entertained while waiting in attraction queues.

    I hope you've found this information helpful as you continue to plan a fun-filled adventure at the Walt Disney World Resort, Melanie. If you have additional planning questions, please feel free to revisit us at planDisney again anytime! Alternatively, feel free to reach out to me directly with any follow-up questions you might have. I always love the opportunity to help my fellow Michiganders make magical Disney vacation memories!

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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