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  • On Mar 28, 2024
    Adam from MB Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there, my question is: if i buy disney gift cards from local retailers in canada, and then use them to buy my resort and park days from the disney website , does it use the giftcard at face value? or does it convert to CAD?

    Hi Adam,

    Using Disney Gift Cards for a vacation is a great way to budget and also avoid transaction fees when traveling from other countries. I have friends who hail from Canada and have done exactly what you are proposing to do.

    If a Disney Gift Card is purchased in Canadian Dollars, when it is used at Disney World either in person or on the website, the transaction will take place at the current exchange rate and be converted to United States dollars. There will not be any sort of financial benefit to utilizing gift cards versus your credit card for online purchases except for the avoidance of an international transaction fee if your credit card charges them. 

    When you are booking your tickets online, make sure to check out the special offers for Canadian residents. Since you are traveling during the Christmas season at Disney World, I highly recommend attending Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. It is such a fun event that ends with snow on Main Street which is so beautiful. I am sure snow is not a novelty to you since you will be visiting from Canada but down in Florida seeing snow feels like a miracle! There are special characters to see, seasonal snacks, the best Christmas parade ever, and decorations that will bring our the spirit in Ebenezer Scrooge.

    Happy Planning
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