Hi Everyone, I am brand new to this site (wish I had known about it a while ago). My family and I are going to WDW at the end of August. Our last trip was in 2007 and then we had and still do have a Visa Rewards card. During the 2007 trip we had just gotten the card and the only benefit we received was the special family picture with the characters in Epcot - which was very nice. Since then we've been collecting points - maybe about 500 or so - and now we are planning to use them again. The problem is I am getting conflicting information from Visa. I am told we can only use the points for Disney items - OK, I get that. But for tickets we have to purchase them in Disney in order to use the points. For example, I found some sites where I can save about $20 - 40 a ticket per head (four of us) but I can't apply the Rewards. Even if I purchase the tickets through Disney's site, I still can't apply the Rewards. I was told that I have to purchase them when I get into the park. Really, I don't have too much problem with that, especially when it will save me $500 total. In the long run, I don't think I need this card because we don't get to go to Disney that often (I assume that is heresy on this site ). My questions are: Is there any advantage of buying tickets before getting down to Disney? Are there any other advantages to using this Disney card that I am completely missing? Thank you for your help.