• On Sep 2, 2019
    Jacqueline from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are super excited for our FIRST trip to Disney in October!!! My sons are receiving tons of Disney gift cards for their birthday this month. Can we use the gift cards towards the Droid Depot or building Light Sabers? What can/can't we use them for?

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question about Disney Gift Cards, Jacqueline! I'm so genuinely happy to hear you will be going on your FIRST Disney World trip ever!  

    You can definitely use a Disney Gift Card to pay for those experiences. Disney Gift Cards are super flexible; once you arrive, you will see that you can use them almost everywhere to pay for almost everything at the Walt Disney World® Resort (including Disney Springs®, the Water Parks, and Resort hotels). I'm so glad to hear your son will be getting many of these for his birthday as he will be then able to use them to pay for anything he might need, merchandise, dining, recreation, tours, etc.. Keep in mind though that some carts and other outdoor merchandise vendors may not be able to accept your gift cards as a payment method, so the best thing to do is to always ask a Cast Member before making your purchase.

    If your son will be celebrating his birthday during your trip, or will have recently celebrated his birthday, have him wear the Happy Birthday button (which you can get at Guest Relations or your resort lobby) somewhere visible so that other guests and Cast Members can join in the celebrations. Besides, you never know when Tinker Bell may sprinkle some extra pixie dust on him!

    Jacqueline, I hope this information helps. Please come back with more questions as you continue to plan your first vacation, we are delighted to help! 

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Meet the Panelist: Desiree, Peru

Hi! I'm Desiree from Lima, Peru. My family will never ever tire of visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth, even if means traveling almost 3,000 miles to do so! My husband and I love to watch the fireworks with our kids, but the best magic happens when the grandparents come along and we all feel the same age in front of Cinderella Castle! I love giving tips about different types of resorts and traveling with multigenerational groups.
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