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  • On Apr 26, 2017
    Kristin from ON Asked

    Can you please tell me if I purchase a gift card at a Canadian Disney Store, am I able to use it at the park?

    Hello Kristin! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel from a fellow Canuck.

    Whenever my family and I travel to Walt Disney World, I usually transfer a substantial portion of my US dollars onto Disney Gift Cards. Having been spoiled by our multi-colored currency, I find it difficult to differentiate between the denominations and become concerned I will lose track of what I have.

    Putting money onto a Disney Gift Card is efficient, easy and lightens the load in my pockets as I tour around Walt Disney World.

    When you purchase Disney Gift Cards at a Canadian Disney Store, they are redeemable at Walt Disney World Resort. When you make a purchase in Walt Disney World Resort, the Canadian amount will be automatically converted to a US dollar amount based on the current market value and a remaining balance will be listed on your receipt.

    If you would like that information before your first transaction, simply inquire with a Cast Member at any Disney Owned Store or Disney Owned dining location to run the card for a balance inquiry. I prefer to convert my own money into US dollars before placing it on a Disney Gift Card as it gives me (somewhat) more control over the rate of conversion. If I wait until I arrive, I am at the whim of the current market rate.

    Walt Disney World Resort has currently extended the excellent Canadian Multi-Day Ticket Special Offer until May 20th, 2017. It is an excellent deal for Canadians trying to plan a visit to the "house of mouse" that lessens the impact of the current weak state of the Canadian dollar.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    ~Todd
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Meet the Panelist: Todd, Ontario

Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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