• On Oct 16, 2018
    Ashley from UT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are sailing on the Magic in November can I use Disney gift cards in the gift shops on the ship or do I have to put them in my onboard credit to use with my key to the world card? I want my 4 yo to be able to use hers to purchase souvenirs.

    Hi there, Ashley!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am so excited to hEAR you are heading out with Captain Mickey on the Disney Magic next month!  My family’s first Disney Cruise Line vacation was aboard the Disney Magic and ever since we stepped foot onboard, we were hooked!  We certainly love ALL four Disney Cruise Line ships, but the Disney Magic holds many special memories for us and we try to sail its unique itineraries as much as we can.

    Disney gift cards CAN be used for purchases made in the onboard gift shops and I think it’s a great idea to allow your little princess to use her own to make her own special purchases!  My husband and I have started taking our boys to get a Disney gift card with their own allowance money prior to a cruise and then giving them free reign to choose what they would like as a souvenir(s) from their vacation!  I will admit, it has been hard to see them purchase another pirate spyglass to add to the collection of many at home, but when it’s their choice, I have to go with it.  They love having the freedom and feel super grown up when they present their gift card to purchase their newest prized possession and of course the wonderful Cast Members help make it a magical experience for them!

    It looks as though you have sailed with Captain Mickey before, but has your little one had an opportunity to visit the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique yet?  If not, this may be the perfect time for her to enjoy a magical makeover turning her into her favorite Disney princess.  Or perhaps even a Pirates League makeover before the fun Pirate Night onboard festivities!  Reservations can be made through My Cruise Activities or check once onboard for availability.

    Wishing you the most MAGICal of adventures with many memories made!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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