• On Aug 2, 2016
    Adrienne from MI 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.

    Hi, we will be visiting in October 2016. Can we use Disney gift cards to pay for parking? Also, can anyone eat at the resort restaurants/food courts? We are not staying at a Disney resort. Thanks!

    Hi Adrienne,

    Disney Gift Cards can be used at most Disney owned and operated locations where credit cards are currently accepted. 

    I am therefore pleased to be able to tell you that you can indeed pay for parking at the Disney Theme Parks with a Disney Gift Card. The parking attendant will simply swipe your Disney Gift Card in exactly the same way that they would swipe a credit card to collect payment.

    You are more than welcome to eat at any of the Disney Resort hotels food courts or restaurants even if you will be staying off-site. Please do be aware however that Advance Dining Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance so I would highly recommend checking for availability at any desired Table-Service restaurants ahead of time. Dining reservations can be made online via the Walt Disney World website or by calling (407) 939-1947.

    Wishing you a magical trip filled with memories which will last a lifetime!

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