Mom and Dad planning vacation
  • On Apr 28, 2022
    Rick from PA 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 purchased a few Disney gift cards for my upcoming trip to Disney World. My question is can I add them to MDE as a payment option using the system?

    Hi Rick! Welcome to planDisney!

    You're less than two weeks away from your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation! I hope you and your traveling party are over the top excited for the magic you are soon to experience! Disney Gift Cards are the best way to help budget for your trip before you arrive. You can allocate money that can only be used for Disney purchases by using these cards. They are simple to use and can be redeemed at almost every Walt Disney World dining and merchandise location. Since we are still awaiting a return of the Disney Dining Plan, I utilize Disney Gift Cards as a way to have my meals paid for before I arrive. It helps set a firm budget and relieves any stress of eating at table service or signature dining locations.  

    Currently, you are not able to save your Disney Gift Card as a payment option using your My Disney Experience account. You are however able to use these cards for payment by entering in the card information when prompted to do so. Whether you are purchasing a meal at your favorite quick service or buying another set of EARs, you are good to go. I know this may be an extra step, but it is well worth it knowing that these items have already been budgeted and paid for. 

    With your trip coming up quickly, I hope you have secured all the Advanced Dining Reservations that you were hoping to get. Depending on where you are staying on this trip, there are some wonderful restaurants in many of the Deluxe and Moderate Resorts. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge has three of the most fantastic locations in all of Walt Disney World. Boma - Flavors of Africa is an amazing buffet that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and has a variety of choices that everyone will love. I personally can not get enough of Sanaa. You'll need to venture over to Disney's Kidani Village Villas on your trip over there, but the travel is well worth it. The style of cuisine and bold flavors that each dish possesses is unmatched at most places on site. 

    Rick, I hope you find this information helpful during your upcoming stay. Have the most magical vacation ever!

    See ya real soon!
    Greg
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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