Teens on attractions
  • On Mar 11, 2022
    Karen from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My son is going to DisneyWorld Orlando in April with as part of his senior high school trip. He will be responsible for buying his own meals at the parks. Do you have any suggestions for a better option that carrying around cash or my credit card? Thanks!

    Hey there, hi there, Karen! 

    It's one of the things my kids looked forward to most during their years in high school - the senior trip to Walt Disney World. They loved visiting the theme parks with their friends, riding some of their favorite rides, and definitely sharing some of their most loved dining experiences

    You have a few options, Karen. First, you can put his food budget on a Disney gift card. The cards are sold in set increments up to $500, and it's something he can wear on a lanyard so it's accessible.

    Another option is Apple Pay. I will say, you do want him to have a backup, because not every venue takes Apple Pay. On my visit last month, I did notice a lot of places do now accept this contactless form of payment. The same is true of Google Pay. All he'll need is his cell phone.

    I know most kids do counter service locations, but some of my kids' most memorable moments from their senior trip were the character meals they shared with their friends. He can make those reservations now if it's something he's interested in doing. 

    Karen, I hope your son has moments on this trip that become some of his favorite high school memories. 


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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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