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  • On Oct 24, 2023
    Rachel from HI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a room-only reservation and plan on paying the balance with gift cards. Can I do mobile check-in, or do I need to check in in person to pay the balance using my gift cards? Scared to do mobile check-in and have the balance charged to card on file

    Hi there, Rachel!

    Welcome to planDisney and we're so glad that you decided to stop by with your question! Oh wow, your trip is just around the corner! I'm really excited for you to experience the Disneyland Resort as it transitions from the Halloween to the Holiday Season! And I'm so glad to hear that you'll be staying at an official Disneyland Resort Hotel too! I love the Direct-to-Room Service that they offer and there's nothing better than getting that magical text message telling me that my room is ready on the first day of my vacation and that I can use my phone to unlock my hotel room door!

    That's great that you'll be able to cover the remainder of your room only reservation with a Disney Gift Card. I spoke to a Cast Member over at the Disneyland Hotel to get a confirmation for your answer and you will definitely be able to use their Direct-to-Room service. As you stated, the remainder of your balance will be due at Check-In, so if you just stop by the Front Desk, you can request that the balance be placed on your Gift Card. Please note that a $250 hold for incidentals will be placed on your credit card on file when you check in, so be prepared for that.

    You can't go wrong with any of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels, but my favorite is the original Disneyland Hotel! I'm a big fan of the history of the Parks and I love how that property pays homage to the legacy of Disneyland Park and its origins. I'm also really excited about the transformation of Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel into the Pixar Place Hotel early next year! If you're staying there, be sure to check out the newly opened Nemo-themed Pool Deck!

    Rachel, I hope I was able to answer your question and that you have an absolutely magical time at the Disneyland Resort! If you need anything else from us, please write back again! You're always welcome at planDisney. Until next time!

    Wishing You a Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow!

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Meet the Panelist: Al, California

Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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