Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Mar 24, 2013
    Michael 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 I put cash on a card to be used at Disney world? If so, what type and how much?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Michael!

    I'd suggest getting Disney Gift Cards (DGC) which can be used throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Here are some reasons I love DGCs:

    * They are no fees and they don't expire so if you don't use all the money you load onto it, you can use it on a later trip, at a Disney Store location or for purchases made online at
    * You can purchase them online in set amounts from $25 - $500.
    * You receive free standard shipping if you purchase them online.
    * You can also purchase them in retail locations like the Disney Store.
    * You can reload them at many locations at the Disney World Resort if you see that you need to add more money during your trip. You can reload them at Disney World for any amount between $5 and $1,000.

    Be sure to visit these Frequently Asked Questions about the DGC that will tell you what to do in the event your cards are lost or stolen.

    As far as the amount I'd recommend on putting on the DGC, would depend on what you plan to use it for during your trip. If you plan to use it to pay for all of your meals, then you should factor in the number of people you're paying for and what types of locations you plan to dine (Table Service, Quick Service, Snacks, etc.). I usually give my kids a DGC with a pre-set amount that they are allowed to spend for souvenEARs. They each have their own and that way they feel more in control of their spending.

    Please feel free to visit us with all of your questions. Its our pleasure to assist you! Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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