Complete Guide: Disney Gift Cards

I receive a lot of questions about Disney Gift Cards and how you can use them. I’m here to help provide some answers!

As a frequent visitor to Walt Disney World, I absolutely love having Disney Gift Cards on hand. It reduces the need for me to carry cash at the parks and resorts. They also make great gifts for anyone visiting WDW!

Disney Gift Cards come in hundreds of designs, have no fee, no expiration date, and can be used almost anywhere!

Where Can I Use Disney Gift Cards?

If you are in the continental United States, you can use Disney Gift Cards at any location that accepts credit cards.

  • Walt Disney World Resort
  • Disneyland Resort
  • Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Disney Vero Beach
  • Disney Hilton Head Island and Resort
  • Adventures by Disney
  • ShopDisney.com
  • Disney Store Locations in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico
  • Disney PhotoPass
  • Disney Outlet locations
  • Magic of Disney and Disney’s Earport at the Orlando International Airport

Where Are Disney Gift Cards NOT Accepted?

Disney On Ice and Disney Theatrical (Broadway) do not accept Disney Gift Cards. They are not redeemable at non-Disney hotels such as the Disney Swan & Dolphin Resorts.

Disney Gift Cards are not accepted at any of the international parks such as Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, or Hong Kong Disneyland.

Where Can I Buy Disney Gift Cards?

These days there are so many different places that you can purchase Disney Gift Cards (hard plastic cards and e-gift cards) in pre-determined amounts such as $25, $50, $100, $500, etc.

There are also opportunities to buy them in bulk and even save some money! If you are planning for a Disney vacation, start saving early, buy Disney Gift Cards in bulk or at Target (with your Redcard) to receive 5% back. Take advantage anywhere you can find a cost savings!

  • Sam’s Club
  • BJ’s
  • Target (Use your Redcard and get 5% off your purchase)
  • Pharmacies/Grocery Stores (Gift Card displays – Beware: there is usually an activation fee when purchasing at these locations)
  • ShopDisney.com
  • Disney Store Locations in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico
  • DisneyGiftCard.com

Disney Gift Cards can be reloaded at anytime at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Resort in California, and Disney Store locations in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Tip: In many locations, you can also use your Disney Rewards Redemption Card to purchase Disney Gift Cards. If you use the Disney Chase Visa and obtain rewards, use the reward dollars to purchase Gift Cards. That’s another way to save some money!

Tip: Ask before purchasing, not all location accept the Disney Rewards Redemption Card.

What Can I Buy with Disney Gift Cards?

You can apply your Disney Gift Cards to almost anything, even paying off your hotel/resort stay!

  • Disney Park or Special Event Tickets
  • Merchandise
  • Pay off Hotel/Resort
  • Onsite resort charges
  • Disney Cruise Line reservations

What Happens If My Card is Lost or Stolen?

If your card is lost or stolen, call 1-877-650-4327 to report it. You will need to provide the first 12 digits of the Disney Gift Card account number to the agent.

Tip: Take a photo of the back of your card so you have the number handy.

Your Disney Gift Card will be ‘frozen’ and funds remaining on the card (at the time of the call) can be transferred onto a new card. An original proof of purchase receipt for the Disney Gift Card is required to transfer the funds onto a new Disney Gift Card.

Can Anyone Use the Gift Card?

Yes, anyone can use the gift card. It’s recommended to keep the card in a safe place. Anyone who has the card in their possession will be able to make purchases with the card. If the card is lost or stolen, anyone can use the card. The funds are not protected as they are on a credit card – that money will be lost if used by someone else.

Can I Transfer a Balance from
One Card to Another?

Yes, to consolidate cards you can transfer full balances from one card to another, up to $1000. You cannot transfer partial balances. Keep in mind the max amount you can have on any Disney Gift Card is $1000. Visit the Transfer Balance page on DisneyGiftCard.com.

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