• On May 16, 2021
    Zach from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I purchase a hotel reservation as a gift for someone else?

    Hi Zach!

    You’ve got a friend in me, if you need any more! What a wonderful and generous thing to want to do for someone. There are a few ways I would go about this, so let’s chat about them.

    First, if this wasn’t a complete surprise, and you knew the exact dates your friend wished to travel, you can make reservations in your friend’s name and pay for it with your credit card. You could then present them with their reservation number and they could link that number to their My Disney Experience Account. If you are already linked as friends in My Disney Experience you can even select them from your Family & Friends list when you make the reservation and it will be automagically linked to them!

    If you are unsure of what dates they will be traveling, or where your friend wants to stay, an alternate idea would be to purchase Disney Gift Cards that they could use to pay for their stay. You can purchase Disney Gift Cards online, or from many local retailers. Pro Tip: If you have a Target Red Card, you can purchase Disney Gift Cards and get the Target 5% off! Sometimes Sam’s Club also has them offered at a discount. Disney Gift Cards can be combined online up to a value of $1,000. You could gift these to your friend to use toward the Disney Resort Collection Hotel stay.

    I hope one of these ideas will work for your plans, Zach. Please let us know if you have any additional questions we can help with!

    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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