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  • On Feb 19, 2019
    Michelle from MO Asked

    Disney gift cards.I searched this topic & see contradicting answeres.My kids have GC they received for souvenir spending.They want to be responsible and manage their limits. Can they be used in the shops instead of charging to stateroom accounts?

    Hi there, Michelle!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  It sounds like you are busy getting ready for a fun-filled Disney Cruise Line vacation and hopefully the countdown to your adventure at sea is ticking away quickly!

    Currently, Disney gift cards can be used in the onboard gift shops, but not for any other purchases onboard.  Therefore, your children will have the opportunity to spend their money at their own discretion.  Recently my husband and I have started gifting our boys with gift cards prior to a Disney Cruise Line vacation for that very reason!  I realized that I was constantly saying “no” to that 5th pirate telescope or the umpteenth stuffed animal and that was causing more of a headache than allowing my boys to make their own decision!  Yes, it did take some restraint when they purchased a talking Buzz Lightyear complete with lasers and a tub full of Toy Story army men, but my boys were thrilled with their purchases!  Unfortunately, not all those army men made it out of our stateroom at the end of our week, but he was still happy as can be with his purchase!  So, I love the idea of giving children (really of any age) the ability and responsibility of making their own purchases.

    If you do have gift card(s) that are not going to be spent in the onboard gift shops and you do want them applied to your stateroom account, please take them to Guest Services to have them apply the funds directly to your account.  But I am certain that your kiddos will find a way to spend every last penny on that gift card…there are many great things to choose from in those shops!

    Wishing you a magical adventure with Captain Mickey!

    Happy Sailing!
    Stephanie
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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