Yes, you can use Disney Dollars on your cruise. I would suggest putting the money on your stateroom account rather than waiting till the end. If they have a credit card for your, once you get up to a certain limit, they charge your card (not sure what the limit is).
Also, you cannot use a Disney Gift Card on board (or in the Disney Village). I did not realize this and had a gift card with me also. Someone had made a suggestion on another board, that if you have a Disney Gift Card, you can trade it in for Disney Dollars at a Disney store before you cruise.
I agree with Linda, give the Disney Dollors ahead of time. I went down to pay and our credit card had been billed already. I think they charged on our credit card account at 300.00. We had 2 accounts going so we but the Disney Dollors on the other one to pay our Tips. I hope this helps
The amount when they charge your card is $400.00. That is also the limit you can charge if you're going cash, check, or Disney Dollars. What I did on our 12-8 Magic cruise was to stop at Guest Services every day or so and get a printout of all our charges. It only takes a second and helps to avoid the sticker shock many experienced on the final day. When the charges started getting up there, I would simply get money from our room safe and pay it down. You can even pay more than you curently owe, therefore leaving a credit on your account. Just remember that those charges can accrue very quickly, especially if you take partake of alcoholic beverages, excursions, spa treatments, etc.
I am not sure about when one's credit card is charged, as mine was charged on the day at sea on the 4-day in Jan., and the amount was less than $250. I had planned to charge everything anyway, to be able to do the "express check-out" on the day of disembarkation, but I thought it a little odd when I looked over my account summary that $247 was charged to my visa, then another $53 was charged later the same day.
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