Mobile Ordering
  • On May 5, 2022
    Donna from ON Asked

    I have a question regarding the My Experience app. I am old school and budget spending money by using cash and save my credit cards for large purchases such as the resort or dinner. Is it possible to load a gift card instead of credit/debit?

    Hey there, Donna! Welcome back to planDisney! I'm so happy that you've stopped by with such a great vacation planning question. I love chatting Disney with my pals, pal!

    Before you know it, you'll be arriving at The Most Magical Place on Earth, excitedly ready to begin your next magical adventure! I'm so happy for you! With the 50th Anniversary Celebration and the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival in full swing, you couldn't be visiting at a better time. With so much to do, see and taste, and incredible 50th Anniversary merchandise (I want it all!), you'll definitely want to know how to use those Disney Gift Cards. Let's get to it!

    While you can only store credit or debit cards in your My Disney Experience app, Hakuna Matata! It means "no worries!" You will still be able to use a Disney Gift Card for Mobile Food and Beverage Orders, Shop in Store (This is SO quick and easy!) and other app purchases! During your app purchase, once you get to the Order Summary and payment page, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click "Use a Different Payment Method." Under Payment Methods, you can click "Add a Card" to pay with a Disney Gift Card. You will have to enter the Card Number or scan the barcode with every purchase, so, keep your Gift Card handy throughout the day. 

    I must share my very favorite budget-friendly snack hack with you, Donna! On your first theme park day, purchase an adorable refillable popcorn bucket from one of the popcorn carts. You can get discounted refills at all four of the theme parks for your entire length of stay, so, your entire travel party can munch on this perfect salty Disney snack for the whole vacation. Plus, you get to take home a really cute souvenir! Just don't forget to take your bucket with you to the parks each day! YUM!

    Donna, I hope this was helpful, and I hope you have the most magical and memorable upcoming summer vacation! Please stop by any time with any vacation planning questions you may have. You've got a friend in me!

    I hope to see ya real soon,

    Mandy
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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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