Disney has just launched a new version of their “My Disney Experience” app with brand new features that add more convenience to your stay.
I’ve been hoping for years that there would be an easier way to keep track of our dining credits when we are on the Disney Dining Plan. Now when guests stay at a Disney Resort hotel They can see their remaining dining plan meals and snacks right through their “My Disney Experience” app. On top of that guests can keep track of things that they have charged to their Disney Resort hotel account.
For all my Disney coupons, who save money by using Disney gift cards, bring your Disney gift cards with you, charge purchases on your MagicBand & then use your cards to pay your Resort hotel account at guest services. You get the perks of using Disney gift cards & you don’t have to risk losing them in the parks.
The newest app update also includes features like online check-in and mobile ordering for even more restaurants.
The list of restaurants now accepting mobile orders is as follows:
Magic Kingdom® Park:
Columbia Harbour House
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe
Pinocchio Village Haus
Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant*
Disney’s Hollywood Studios®:
*Location operates seasonally. The only form of payment currently accepted through Mobile Order is credit card
If you are interested in mobile ordering, find detailed instructions here:
Do you think these new enhancements will add greater conveniences to your next Disney vacation?
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Did you know that you can use Disney gift cards for virtually everything on Disney property? You can even use your Disney gift cards to pay for your vacation. Purchasing Disney gift cards can also offer you money saving opportunities (read about saving money with Disney gift cards here).
You can also help pay for your vacation by telling your friends & family members that you would like to have Disney gift cards for every Birthday, Christmas or any other celebration gift. When you do that, you can amass quite the collection of Disney gift cards that can be difficult to keep track of. To make things simpler, why not register your Disney gift cards online at www.DisneyGiftCard.com? By doing this you can accomplish several things:
Track Balances: You can easily track your gift cards and their balances all in one place. Combine Gift Cards: You can transfer / output all of your Disney gift cards into one single card. Your travel agent will LOVE this if you are paying for your trip with your gift cards; take my word for it 😉 Also, if you plan to take your cards with you on your Disney vacation, you will only have to keep track of a single card instead of multiple cards. You can store that card in your room, charge on your MagicBand in the parks if you are a Disney Resort guest, and then take your gift card to the front desk to pay off your room balance before you check out. This way you don’t even have to carry your gift card to the parks with you.
Below I have created a step by step process on how to collect and combind your Disney gift cards on www.DisneyGiftCard.com
If you already have an account on DisneyGiftCard.com, then you may login here and skip steps 3 – 5 and begin adding gift cards with step 6
Step 3: If you do not have an account click “Get Started”
Step 4: Fill in your information and click “Create Account”. STAY ON THE VERIFICATION PAGE where you are re-directed and check your email for your “verification code”.
Step 5: Once you get your verification code in your email, enter it & submit it and you are all set up to enter your Disney gift cards.
Step 6:Enter Gift Cards: Go to the top of the page click “manage cards” and “my cards”.
Step 7: Scroll down to the Add A Card section. Here you can name each card; you can number them or give them something a personal name like “Birthday gift from mom”; you are not required to name your cards. Enter your card account number and then the security code and click the blue “add Card” button. You will receive an email for each card that you have successfully added.
I have added 3 cards in order to demonstrate how this works. Be sure to save one single card as your primary card; do not lose this card. I wrote on the front of my primary card with a black sharpie so that I could keep track of it.
Tip: be sure to save all of your gift cards in an envelope until your trip is over; in the case of any refunds, your money will be refunded to the card/s.
Step 8: Now it is time to transfer the balance from your card onto a single, primary card. You can do this in several ways.
You can transfer the balance by clicking the “TRANSFER BALANCE” icon under each card when you are on the “manage cards” page.
In the next pop-up screen you can choose which card you want to transfer the balance from and which card you want to transfer the balance to.
You can also transfer the balance from your cards, by clicking “manage cards” and “transfer balance” and following the instructions. You will need to click on / select a card to transfer the balance from on the left & then a card on the right to where the balance is going. (your Primary Card). After you have selected the card to transfer from, by clicking on that card’s balance, simply click the green “transfer balance” button.
You will receive an email for each successful balance transfer from one card to another.
After you have transferred your balances to a single card, you will see a balance on only your primary card and the remainder of the cards will have a zero balance as you can see in my shot below.
Now you can also click the x next to the empty cards & delete them from your account if you choose to. In case of any refunds for your trip, I still recommend saving all of your cards, in an envelope, until your trip is over and using a marker to mark the card with the money on it as your primary card. Money refunded will go back to the gift card that it was charged from. A maximum of one gift card can be credited per day.
This makes is much easier to keep track of all of your Disney gift card money on one single card and simplifies the process if you are using your card to pay for your trip; your travel agent ((me)) will thank you for this!!
THERE ARE LIMITATIONS TO THIS SITE:
– You will only be able to transfer a maximum of $1,000 to a single gift card. More than $1,000 will have to go on to separate gift cards.
– You can only have 5 cards in your account at one time. You may have to remove the empty cards in order to add more cards. This also limits you to having a maximum of $5,000 in your account at one time.
My name is Melissa and I am a Disney fanatic; I’m also a travel agent. You will find me almost every weekend in the one of the Disney parks with my family and I would love to help you plan your next Disney vacation at NO added cost to you. That’s right, it costs exactly the same to book through me or directly through Disney & I always add special perks for my guests. What are you waiting for? It all starts with a free, no obligation quote. www.PixieDustAdventures.com
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