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  • On Mar 20, 2024
    Susan from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When using Disney gift cards purchased in Canada at WDW how does the conversion work? If the card is initially issued in Canadian Funds after its first use are the funds then locked in in USD for the remaining balance? Or do daily exchange rates apply?

    Welcome to planDisney, Susan!

    As a Disney adventurer from the UK, I understand the importance of considering exchange rates before embarking on Disney trips. Some banks offer spot-rate conversions if you want to secure your exchange rate before your visit. Conducting an internet search should help you find a fee-free account that doesn't charge for international transactions. This has been incredibly useful for us during our travels.

    When using your Disney Gift Card in the United States, the transaction amount will be converted from US Dollars to Canadian Dollars. This currency conversion is based on the exchange rates applicable on the transaction date, and no additional fees are charged for this service. After the conversion, the deducted amount will be taken from your Disney Gift Card balance, and the rest of your balance will remain in Canadian Dollars.

    I highly recommend looking into the Canadian-specific Terms & Conditions on the Disney Gift Card website for more information about how Canadian Disney Gift Cards work.

    Your Canadian Disney Gift Card can be used across Walt Disney World on anything from snacks to private photo opportunities! Susan, I wish you a very jolly time spending those Disney dollars!

    Have a magical Disney day, 
    Louise


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Meet the Panelist: Louise, United Kingdom

Welcome to planDisney! I'm happiest in perpetual planning mode for our next Walt Disney World trip - it's my chance to catch a bit of Disney magic in-between visits.

Walt Disney World provides the ultimate sense of escapism! I understand how much guests want to get out of their trip, especially when travelling internationally. Please let me help you prepare a 'practically perfect in every way' journey so you can be truly whisked away by Disney magic!

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