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  • On Jan 21, 2021
    Jaclyn from GA Asked

    I was wondering if its possible to open an account for a friend as a gift, where others could deposit money for them to use at disney resorts and parks for a full experience for their family.

    Hey there, Jaclyn. Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. I think it is unbelievably thoughtful that you are hoping to spread the magic and help someone else enjoy a Walt Disney World vacation. 

    Currently, I don't know of any programs through Disney specifically that let you set up an account to put money aside for a Walt Disney World vacation. I do know varies programs like this exist through other companies and an internet search might be able to help you decide which is best for what you are looking for.

    An idea that I had that you might be interested in is Disney gift cards. It's a great option because Disney gift cards can be purchased almost anywhere in the United States. I know several of the big-name stores around me carry them. It would be an easy option for people to just pick up one while they are out and about. You can also purchase Disney gift cards online. Sending Disney gift cards is really easy as well. You can choose from sending an actual gift card through the mail or you can purchase an e-gift card and send it directly through email. One of those 3 choices will surely work out for anyone who is wanting to participate.  

    Disney gift cards are redeemable at:
    • Walt Disney World
    • Disneyland Resort
    • Disney Store
    • shopDisney
    • Disney Cruise Line
    • Adventures by Disney
    • Aulani
    • Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort
    • Disney's Vero Beach Resort
    When at Walt Disney World, your friend can use the gift cards collected for them for almost anything. Room stays, park tickets, experiences, tours, spa treatments, recreation, restaurants, snacks, and souvenirs. Your friends can pretty much pay for a whole Walt Disney World vacation solely using Disney Gift Cards. There may be a few carts or outdoor locations where Disney gift cards are not accepted but those are so far and few between I actually have never encountered one.  If this is the route you choose to go, you could have all of the Disney gift cards initially sent to you. Then, you can combine all of the gift cards that are donated, that way it isn't overwhelming for the recipient to manage.  

    I hope this helps spark an idea on how you can best help your friend have a dream vacation, Jaclyn. If you have any other questions, please do come back and ask. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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