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  • On May 18, 2023
    Kristy from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I reload a Disney gift card using cash?

    Well hi there Kristy, I'd like to wish you a warm Canadian welcome to planDisney!

    It's always great to see fellow Canadians making their way down to Florida every year to escape the chills in search of the thrills at Walt Disney World Resort! One of the best ways that our visiting friends and family like to plan ahead and budget for their trip is by making use of Disney Gift Cards. (Some of them rave about how handy they are, easy to use and a great way to at least temporarily ignore the exchange rate until after they get back to Canada!)

    You'll be happy to hear that you can absolutely reload your Disney Gift Card using cash and I've personally done this myself more than once this year, especially since they come in various designs and forms like my favourite Batuuan Spira medallion that I acquired at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge which works just like a gift card! Just be aware that in my experience, not every Cast Member cashier may be able to reload gift cards and your best bet would be to go to merchandise locations where you notice gift cards on display. I spoke with a friendly Cast Member who assured me that at the current time, as long as they are able to scan your Disney Gift Card, they'll be able to load additional funds onto it but might require some assistance from their leader. (They also let me know that Disney Floral and Gifts may be able to deliver Disney Gift Cards to Walt Disney World Resort locations of your choice and may even be able to do so on the same day if you contact them before 2:00 p.m. EST, but this is subject to availability and may change at any time without prior notice.)

    You might also be interested to hear that there are special wearable Disney Gift Cards designed for EPCOT Festivals - I received my first one this year for the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts and we discussed how easy it was to have this handy on the planDisney Podcast! I found that I very quickly exhausted the funds after having a number of delicious food items within a short amount of time, so it was great that I was able to reload it easily and get back to snacking!

    I hope this helps you out Kristy, don't hesitate to come back again to ask me anything else ahead of your next vacation to Disney Destinations around the world! 

    Your adventure is out there!

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Meet the Panelist: Prince, Ontario

Hello, Bonjour and Ahoy there! Growing up in Canada, my first visit to Walt Disney World Resort and seeing so many new lands to explore all at once spurred me toward my goal to venture to all of the Disney Parks worldwide. As a proud Disney Uncle - or "Duncle" - whether it's a taste of experiences around the world or even interplanetary travel - I can't wait to give my tips and help you plan your family's next great adventure!    Learn More About Prince

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