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MissyDVC
10-24-2006, 10:23 AM
This will our first trip as DVC members. It our 15th Anniversary trip and will be staying at "home" in SSR. We are also booked for February '07 with the kiddies at VWL. I am considering getting the Dining Plan for both trips but wondered if we could use our Disney Rewards Card and Disney Gift Card we've been given to pay for the Dining Plan when we check-in? Also I have made a reservation at Alfredo's for our anniversary dinner and the Candlelight Processional already. If I add on the Dining Plan, can that be used on that meal? And do I have to call and say we are now on the Dining Plan? Thank you so much for any help :love: Have a wonderfully magical day :wizard:

DISNEYDUET
10-24-2006, 11:04 AM
There was another post on here not too long ago you may want to look for. You cannot use the gift cards at resort checkin for anything. Tour, meal plans, or rooms. Another DISer had a very upsetting experience expecting to use the card and then was not able to.

MissyDVC
10-24-2006, 11:22 AM
Thank you DISNEYDUET for suggesting I look for a past post on this subject. I am new to this forum and welcome any info. and help I can get! :thumbsup2 If anyone who reads this has recently done this and can give me confirmation that I can use my Disney Rewards Card at SSR check-in to pay for the Disney Dining Plan, I would greatly appreciate it! :cloud9:

Mama2Matthew
10-24-2006, 11:58 AM
Yes, you can use the Disney Rewards Card to play for the dining plan. We have done it twice without a problem. I also read that the Disney Gift Card cannot be used for the dining plan.

Jaime

MILLZ
10-24-2006, 11:59 AM
also you must buy the dining plan 72 hrs before check in they are supposed to have computers updated so u might be able to use by then

Wilsonfamily4
10-24-2006, 12:07 PM
also you must buy the dining plan 72 hrs before check in they are supposed to have computers updated so u might be able to use by then

Do you mean I need to call and pay for that 72 hours before I get there? I am renting points and we have the DDP on my reservations. I just thought I paid for it when I got there. Thanks for some answers. :)

dwelty
10-24-2006, 12:18 PM
also you must buy the dining plan 72 hrs before check in they are supposed to have computers updated so u might be able to use by then

I don't think this is right. I was told by MS that I would just pay for it when I checked in.

MILLZ
10-24-2006, 12:18 PM
I would check on that when i went 2 weeks ago they made me pay for it 72 hrs before hand now i wasnt thru dvc i was thru regular disney vacations it might be diff but i would check on it

missymagic
10-24-2006, 12:59 PM
I used the dining plan in April and again for my upcoming trip in Dec. They told me I pay for it upon check-in. That was according to a DVC CM.

MILLZ
10-24-2006, 01:02 PM
awesome ty for the clarification it apparently is diff for dvc members

DISNEYDUET
10-24-2006, 02:28 PM
Yes, you can use the Disney Rewards Card to play for the dining plan. We have done it twice without a problem. I also read that the Disney Gift Card cannot be used for the dining plan.

Jaime
You are right.Rewards card connected to Disney Visa-yes, The new gift cards-no. And yes, you pay for the plan when you check in. I have used the plan 3 times now this year and paid for it every time we checked in.

Found the post I was looking for- I don't know how to attach it here but it was on 10/15/06 by bsusanmb "Beware of the Disney Gift Card".

fishermouse
10-24-2006, 02:39 PM
I don't think this is right. I was told by MS that I would just pay for it when I checked in.

You pay for your dinning plan when you check in, but you have to order it 72 hours before check in. They will not sell it to you when you arrive.

TheRustyScupper
10-24-2006, 03:12 PM
1) You CAN use the Rewards Card for DDP or Resort Bills.
2) You CANNOT use the Gift Card for DDP or Resort bills.

lovetheworld
10-26-2006, 06:07 PM
This is good to know I have $200 in Gift Cards that I got from the recent DVC open house promotion. I guess I will use these for incidentals at the park. I assume that you can use Disney Dollars to pay for the dining plan.....I have several hundred??????

isyt
10-27-2006, 02:36 PM
You can use DIsney Dollars to pay for the dining plan. I had exchanged dd for the gift cards and could not use them at check in. If I had kept the dd I would have been ok! Have a great trip! Only 30 days until I leave :cool1: !!

Cheer4Disney
10-27-2006, 02:39 PM
:confused3 A little off topic, I arrive tomorrow, can I call and pay for my dining plan for OKW today. Do you think the resort will take payment? I just would feel alot better if everything was squared away before I got there. Silly I know

christianweecare
10-27-2006, 06:34 PM
You can use DIsney Dollars to pay for the dining plan. I had exchanged dd for the gift cards and could not use them at check in. If I had kept the dd I would have been ok! Have a great trip! Only 30 days until I leave :cool1: !!

Do you know if you can do the reverse and exchange Disney Gift Cards for Disney Dollars? Has anyone ever tried that route?

VLee
10-29-2006, 07:56 PM
I would be interested to also know if the Disney Gift Cards can be exchanged for Disney Dollars.
Does anyone know?

christianweecare
10-30-2006, 06:35 PM
I guess nobody knows. :confused3

Good Ol Gal
11-20-2006, 08:05 AM
I just called and spoke with Old Key West front desk.

They said they ARE able to accept the gift cards for payment of the dining plan now! :woohoo:

Soccer Princess
12-05-2006, 11:08 AM
Great news! Anyone had any problems doing this recently?

SimbaNoodle
12-05-2006, 01:39 PM
I am also curious.

Buzzsgramma
12-06-2006, 09:46 AM
For a Christmas gift or birthday i always tell my kids Dis Dollars please......last time my DD bought me a gift card.....ugh......she said the CM told her you could use it for anything ....YA RIGHT...NOT.......I saw a gal try to purchase something awhile back at BWV store and use that card no way......I have a Disney Visa and always have the DDR card when we go.....so many different rules is soooooo confusing....

jennypenny
12-06-2006, 10:53 AM
I just purchased gift cards through our scrip program at my kids' school. When I called to check, they said that it could be used to pay the hotel bill. And if you get the DDP through DVC, the DDP is added to the hotel bill.

To avoid confusion, I'll just charge everything back to my room and pay once using the gift cards when I check out.

Jenny

jennypenny
12-06-2006, 10:58 AM
Here's what the Disney Gift card website site says about using the card at WDW:

Walt Disney Theme Parks*
The Disney Gift Card can be used to purchase admission tickets at the Theme Parks and annual passes. It may also be used at Disney owned and operated merchandise, dining and recreation locations where credit cards are currently accepted. Some carts, and other outdoor Merchandise vendors may not be able to accept the gift card.
Downtown Disney®, including Pleasure Island*
The Disney Gift Card can be used to purchase admission tickets to Pleasure Island and DisneyQuest®. Tickets to Cirque du Soleil® La Nouba™ may be purchased using the Disney Gift Card at the Cirque du Soleil® Box Office located at Downtown Disney® West Side. The Disney Gift Card also offers a convenient option to shop and dine at participating locations throughout the Downtown Disney® Area.

Walt Disney World Water Parks*
The Disney Gift Card also has a special wearable version available for purchase exclusively in shops at Disney's Blizzard Beach and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks. This waterproof card comes with a handy wristband to wear, and is convenient to carry while enjoying the Water Parks attractions, merchandise and food and beverage purchases as well as locker and towel rentals. The cards are valid in a variety of locations throughout the Water Parks as well as at over 1,000 select participating locations throughout the Walt Disney World® Resort.

Walt Disney World® Resorts*
The Disney Gift Card offers a convenient option to shop, dine, stay and enjoy recreation experiences at over 1,000 select participating locations throughout the Walt Disney World® Resort. Present the Disney Gift Card at any of the Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels Front Desks as payment towards hotel room nights or accumulated purchases on your Key to the World. The Disney Gift Card can also be used at most Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel merchandise or restaurant locations. Not valid for Room Service.

The Disney Gift Card is not redeemable at non-Disney owned hotels such as Walt Disney World® Swan & Dolphin resorts and hotels on Hotel Blvd. with the exception of the owned and operated Disney Merchandise locations that reside within these hotels.

The Disney Gift Card is not accepted at: McDonalds®, Jellyrolls, Rainforest Café®, and the Richard Petty Driving Experience. The Disney Gift Card cannot be used towards the purchase of the following: Disney Dollars, Disney Gift Certificates, or Disney Gift Cards.

Walt Disney Travel Company
The Disney Gift Card is accepted as payment towards a Walt Disney Travel Company vacation package. For information on Walt Disney Travel packages please call (407)-W-DISNEY.

Jenny

SimbaNoodle
12-06-2006, 11:07 AM
Thanks for the info Jenny

Good Ol Gal
12-06-2006, 11:52 AM
I just purchased gift cards through our scrip program at my kids' school. When I called to check, they said that it could be used to pay the hotel bill. And if you get the DDP through DVC, the DDP is added to the hotel bill.

To avoid confusion, I'll just charge everything back to my room and pay once using the gift cards when I check out.

Jenny
If you want to pay for your hotel charges with your Gift Cards, you will need to do it the night BEFORE you check-out.

All hotel charges get charged at midnight on the day you checkout, so if you don't pay before midnight your credit card will automatically be billed.