• On Apr 11, 2019
    Robert from ON 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 travelling from Canada. We would like to buy our kids Disney gift cards available in Canada. These state on them they are usable at all Disney parks. Can these be applied to bands once at Disney? Also what is the exchange used as they are in CAD?

    Hi Robert, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question!

    I’m happy to say that you can use any Disney Gift Cards purchased in Canada to pay for merchandise and, yes, even your meals at Walt Disney World Resort! They can be used anywhere that Disney Gift Cards issued in U.S. Dollars are accepted. 

    As a quick clarification, regardless of where they’re purchased, Disney Gift Cards can’t be “loaded” onto MagicBands, as they can only be used to charges purchases back to your room if you’re staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. If that’s the case for you and your family, you can set a purchase spending limit on the MagicBands and then apply the funds on the gift cards to reduce your overall “guest folio” (i.e. resort charges) before you check out. Please ask the Lobby Concierge at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel for more information. 

    Finally, for the exchange rate, the funds on them will get converted into USD based on the prevailing exchange rate on the first day that you use them. After that first use, the amount you have in USD is “locked in” so be sure to check the bottom of that first receipt to know how much you have left! 

    I hope my answer helps you plan your upcoming Disney Parks vacation! Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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