Hi all - I know myself, and I know I'll be able to better relax on our Disney trip if most expenses are paid for ahead of time. We last went in 2009, had the dining plan, etc, and it was wonderful knowing I didn't have to spend out of pocket. (For reference, this time we're staying at WDW for 3 days prior to a DCL cruise.) Certain things will be paid for upfront: airline tickets, park tickets, resort room, memory maker, special event tickets, cruise, excursions.... But - we don't have the dining plan this time. And, of course, misc souvenirs etc will come up. I read here that one good way to 'pay upfront' for these type of things is to buy Disney gift cards and use for food and misc. Question: can the GC's be used anywhere on site? Can they be used on the Disney cruise ships? Anything else anyone can think of that I can pay for up front? TIA everyone!