Every visit to a Disney park is special, but the first one is especially so—your first ride on Pirates of the Caribbean, hug with a favorite Disney Character, or glimpse of the fireworks illuminating Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty Castle! These are moments that last a lifetime. And then, as a parent, to see your child’s eyes light up with the wonder of it all helps you relive the magic once more. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite Cardmember stories about first-time Disney experiences which show all the fun ways you can take advantage of your Cardmember perks, including meeting the Characters.123 You’ll also discover great ideas on how to use your Disney Rewards Dollars that are sure to inspire a visit—whether it’s your first or 50th.4

    • Enjoy Extra-Special Moments with Cardmember Character Experiences

“It was my daughter Madison’s first trip to Walt Disney World® and we wanted to make it special every day. During our last day in Epcot, we stopped at the Disney® Visa® Character location just for Disney Visa Cardmembers, and we got to see Mickey Mouse and Goofy together.2 Madison was so happy and gave Mickey the biggest hug.”
-Erin V.

    • Experience Disney Love Through the Ages

“My husband and I wanted to do something special for our son, Fernando. He became our little miracle baby after eight years of trying to have a family. I grew up loving Disney and wanted to pass that down to the next generation. We only got the Disney Visa Credit Card to earn Disney Rewards Dollars, but the customer service and the extras, like the Character Experience, we get for having the card were so amazing that we kept it!4 Walt Disney World® and the Disney Visa Card all the way!”
-Jennifer R.

    • Hot Diggity Dog! Making Memories with Mickey

“We took our son to Disney World for the first time to celebrate his 3rd birthday. On the first day, he fell asleep in line to see Mickey, so we had to go back the second day. My son was feeling shy and Mickey started to ask him about the Clubhouse. Soon Mickey and my son were doing the Hot Dog Dance! It was absolutely magical! So happy we used our Disney Rewards Dollars on the Memory Maker to capture the photo.”4
–Jamie W.

    • Save Up to Sail Away!

“My daughter and I are obsessed with Disney. The only reason that we go to our local mall is to go to the Disney store. She loves dressing up as Disney princesses like Snow White, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Elsa and Moana. I was excited to be approved for the Disney Visa Credit Card, and I was able to save enough Disney Rewards Dollars to take my daughters on our first Disney Wonder Cruise!”4
– Diana G.

    • Take a Royal Honeymoon with the Whole Family

“For our honeymoon last year we took our daughter to Walt Disney World® for her first visit. She loved everything about it, especially meeting the princesses. While there we signed up for the Disney Visa Card and earned enough Disney Rewards Dollars to head back to Magic Kingdom® for a day at Christmas time.4 Nothing like seeing that smile on our daughter’s face again!”
-Brian W.

    • Mickey’s Halloween Party

“Last summer I reconnected with an old friend, things moved very quickly and we got engaged! I was living in Hawaii at the time, and he was in Florida, so we began planning our new life, long-distance. In October, I visited him and used my Disney Rewards Dollars to go to Mickey’s Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom.4 It was our first Disney memory together and a magical beginning to our fairy tale!”
– Amy H.

Did these fun stories entice you to plan your first Disney visit? Use your Disney Visa Credit Card to add to the Disney experience! Book a vacation with your Disney Visa Card and get special financing on select vacation packages.5 And, check out all of the Cardmember perks available at Disney parks and resorts, like special Character experiences and shopping and dining savings.267

First Timer Tip: Stop by Guest Relations for a free 1st Visit Celebration Button!

If you’ve already been to a Disney park, we bet you’ve got an awesome story about your first visit and we’d love to hear it! Please share your Disney Visa Cardmember story with us.