Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Oct 1, 2009
    Christine from NY Asked

    My mom is visiting disney in Nov. I'd like to give her a gift of disney dollars for her trip so she can spend them how she would like. Can you use disney dollars at restaurants on disney properties?

    Disney dollars can be used at most (but not all) of the restaurants at Walt Disney World. Some of the restaurants that are located at WDW, but not owned by Disney, may choose not to accept Disney dollars. I have never seen a specific list of places that do not take Disney dollars, but you can get a good sense of the situation by looking at the brochure for the Disney Dining Plan.

    To download the brochure, click HERE, then click on the Disney Dining Plan card, then click on "Download Disney Dining Plan PDF." If a restaurant does not participate in the Dining Plan, then it's a fair guess that they will also not accept Disney dollars. An example of this is the T-Rex Cafe at Downtown Disney, they accept neither Dining Plan credits nor Disney dollars.

    But again, the VAST majority of restaurants and shops at WDW do accept Disney dollars as payment.

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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