• On Jun 12, 2013
    Jordan 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.

    Been putting aside some money for myself for family trip. Would you suggest keeping the cash or putting it on Disney gift card? Can it be used for: counter service, gift shops, snack carts, resort food court/shop, etc.? Don't want card to be turned down

    Hi, Jordan!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks for your great question! Yes, you can use Disney Gift Cards all over the Walt Disney World Resort, including the shops, snack carts and restaurants in the theme parks, many of the Downtown Disney area stores and restaurants, and at all of the resort hotel shops and dining locations. You can also use gift cards to purchase your theme park tickets. Buying a gift card in advance is a wonderful way to build up your Walt Disney World trip fund and can be more convenient than carrying a large amount of cash with you while traveling. 

    I hope this helps, Jordan, and that you have a perfectly pixie-dusted visit to “The Most Magical Place on Earth” in August!  Please write back with any other questions you may have as you continue to plan.

    Wishing you magic,

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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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