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Old 12-28-2010, 11:32 AM   #1
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Can you use a Disney Gift card to purchase park tickets???

I am going this weekend and haven't purchased my tickets yet (2 adults, 4 day regular or park hopper). I was in Sam's Club the other day and they were selling Disney gift cards, I don't remember the denomination but I think it was either $50 or $100, with the purchase (at full amount) you got a free $10 card as a bonus.

Since its so hard to find a discount on the ticket prices I thought maybe this would be the way to go, purchase the tickets with gift cards then have the $10 bonus cards for buying souvenirs.

Does anyone know if you can do this? Are these cards only good for purchases at the Disney Store?? Anyone have more info???

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Old 12-28-2010, 12:19 PM   #2
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You can use the giftcards to buy tickets but not the bonus cards which are only valid for Disney Store or disneystore.com
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:19 PM   #3
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Yes, you can use gift cards to purchase the tickets at the window. The only thing to keep in mind is that you can only use 3 forms of payment per transaction. So if you're buying a $250 ticket, you can't use 5 $50 gift cards.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:23 PM   #4
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I got one of the Disney Sam's Club gift cards for Christmas. It is for $100, which says it can be used at participating locations at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Store locations, Disneystore.com, Disneyphotopass.com, and Adventures by Disney. The $10 bonus card says it can only be used at disneystore.com and participating disney store retail locations. It also unfortunately says it is not accepted at World of Disney stores I too was hoping to go and buy a bunch of the gift cards and use the bonus cards for souvenirs at Disney World. Oh well.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:08 PM   #5
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Thanks

Great info from everyone. Hmmmm...what to do what to do.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:56 PM   #6
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Just to clarify, I can buy a $100 gift card a month and use it toward the purchase of a $300 ticket? And is this 100% positive info?

ETA: Ok, I looked on the WDW website and it does include ticketing and hotels! Yay
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:54 PM   #7
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Yes, you can use gift cards to purchase the tickets at the window. The only thing to keep in mind is that you can only use 3 forms of payment per transaction. So if you're buying a $250 ticket, you can't use 5 $50 gift cards.
We used 16 of the $100 gift cards in December when buying our annual passes at Magic Kingdom.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:02 PM   #8
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We used 16 of the $100 gift cards in December when buying our annual passes at Magic Kingdom.
I *think* they mean no more than 3 per ticket.
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:29 PM   #9
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Two parts to this answer.

1. The special $10 "bonus" cards are valid only at The Disney Store or online at www.disneystore.com and cannot be used at the Parks or Resortsd.

2. Based on a change a few months ago, you can now use an unlimited number of Disney Gift Cards on a transaction at any WDW Park Ticket Window or Guest Relations Office.

3. You can also apply Disney Gift Cards to your room account, as long as it is done prior to checkout, and any KTTW charges will be applied to them before the credit card on file.
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:10 PM   #10
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Since the $10 bonus card can be used at a Disney store, can you use the $100 GC plus the $10 bonus GC to buy tickets at the Disney store?
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:31 PM   #11
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No, the $10 card can only be use for merchandise. It says on the card that it can't be applied to tickets bought at Disney Stores.
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So theoretically, someone could buy a $50 GC every other week for however long it would take to pay for their tickets and hotel?
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:27 PM   #13
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No, the $10 card can only be use for merchandise. It says on the card that it can't be applied to tickets bought at Disney Stores.
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:39 PM   #14
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Thank you OP. I read this post in the beginning of the month but didn't take much out of it since we are not sams members. Then I read it again and figured it was worth it to join for this alone. After being told 2x that the only SAMs near us didnt have any we drove there anyway. Purchased 18 for $1780 and got $180 in disney store cards! It was worth the $40 to join! Now the princesses dresses I was going to buy are going to be FREE!
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:23 PM   #15
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Also wanted to mention the cost of the $100 GC at Sam's is $97.88 a savings of $2.12! So if you buy 10 cards you will get a bonus savings of $21.20 plus 10 Disney.com gift cards or 10 X $10 = $100 + 21.20 for and extra $121.20 in savings!
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