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07-16-2008, 02:06 PM
Posted this on the Budget Board, but it got quickly buried. Thought some folks here might know.
I know the Disney gift cards can be used at WDW estaurants, hotels etc., but I'm not sure about some of the other places. Does anyone know if they can be used at the clubs in Pleasure Island (to pay the bar bills), or at the vending carts? Maybe the question really is does anyone know where they can't be used?
I did check the Disney site for info on the gift card, and what it says is "The Disney Gift Card can be used to purchase admission tickets to Pleasure Island and DisneyQuest®." Our admission to those places is already covered through our park tickets. I was hoping to find out if you can use them once you are in there to pay for any drinks/food you might order.
07-17-2008, 07:23 AM
And it got buried here without a response. Anyone?
07-17-2008, 10:47 AM
disneygiftcard.com will tell you quite a bit. :)
Specifically (I've italicized interesting parts):
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.
* Restrictions apply. Review Terms and Conditions and check with individual locations for program participation details.
07-17-2008, 11:39 AM
There are very few specific places at WDW that can't accept Disney Gift Cards.
As the list that Bumbershoot posted says, the DGC can not be used at any place that is not owned and operated by Disney, including parks, resorts, and Downtown Disney.
Aside from that, the only place you can't use the card is with roving vendors and mobile carts who don't have electronic card readers (stationary carts that have readers will accept the DGC).
It CAN be used inside the clubs at DTD.
It CAN be used in all of the in-park gift shops, stores, restaurants, eateries, and counters.
It CAN be used at resort gift shops, stores, restaurants, eateries, and counters.
It CAN be used to pay your resort bill at the front desk.
It CAN be used as a deposit to enable room charging on your Key to the World (KTTW) card.
07-17-2008, 12:10 PM
This is great information. Thanks
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