• On Mar 6, 2021
    Howard from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do the quick service/counter service restaurants in the parks accept Disney gift cards for payment?

    You’re as welcome as can be at planDisney, Howard!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with a question for us. 

    Three chEARs for you! You’re going to Walt Disney World Resort and your trip is so very nEAR! That news is sweeter than a Cream Cheese Pretzel at The Lunching Pad at Magic Kingdom Park, if you ask me. —And in case you were wondering, you are certainly able to use your Disney Gift Card as your method of payment at this location!

    Howard, almost any restaurant or shop owned by Disney can accept your Disney Gift Cards . According to DisneyGiftCard.com, you may use the gift cards for “admission tickets, annual passes, hotel rooms, spa experiences, merchandise, dining, and recreation. This includes Disney owned-and-operated locations and select locations not owned by Disney.” There are a very few vendors or carts that do not take the Disney gift cards as a method of payment. What I like to do beforehand is just ask to make sure Disney Gift Cards are accepted as a form of payment, and for the most part, you will get a lot more restaurants telling you yes rather than no. 

    Another reason it's safe to say most Quick-Service dining locations take Disney Gift Cards as a form of payment is because these restaurants now have Mobile Ordering available, which allows you to add the Disney Gift Card as a form of payment. It saves so much time and I absolutely love it. After creating your order on your My Disney Experience Mobile app, once you’re ready to check out, you can choose the option to pay by Disney Gift Card by clicking the “Add a Card” link under the Payment Methods section.  

    In my most recent trip, I used the Disney Gift Card as my main method of payment for all my Mobile Orders and dining around the Theme Parks and am happy to report back that it was accepted everywhere I tried, including around the Outdoor Kitchens at the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

    I hope you’ve created an account at DisneyGiftCard.com because the website helps keep your Disney Gift Cards organized. You can combine them in any denomination to a single card with a value of $1000 and the website makes it simple to transfer balances from one card to another! 

    Here's to getting ready for all the scrumptious Mickey-shaped snacks! Have the most enchanting time, Howard!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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