10 Tips to Maximize Your Vacation to the Disneyland® Resort with the Disney® Visa® Credit Card
July 20, 2021
The Disneyland® Resort invites Guests to enjoy iconic, enchanted experiences throughout the parks once again. For Cardmembers who need a quick refresher on all the ways the Disney Visa Card can help you get more Disney during your vacation, we’ve made a list of 10 ways to make the most of every moment. Before your visit, be sure to check out the experience updates page for the latest information and follow this guide to maximize your getaway.
1. Earn Disney Rewards Dollars when you book your vacation
With the new reservation system for the Disneyland® Resort, you’ll need to schedule dates to visit Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park in advance. Be sure you have a reservation and admission for the same park on the same date, and keep in mind that park reservations are limited and subject to availability. And as you plan ahead—making reservations for your hotel, purchasing theme park tickets and more—be sure to use your Disney Visa Card. You’ll earn Disney Rewards Dollars with each purchase.1
2. Gear up with 10% off vacation essentials from shopDisney.com
Gather everything you’ll need for your getaway with Disney-themed face masks, ear hats and headbands, and more parks essentials from Disney store or shopDisney.com. And remember, Cardmembers can save 10% on select purchases.2
3. Treat yourself with Disney Rewards Dollars
Order or refill your Disney Rewards Redemption Card prior to traveling so you can redeem away during your vacay. You can redeem your Disney Rewards Dollars toward tasty food, room upgrades, merchandise and one-of-a-kind experiences, such as building a custom lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop.1 And keep in mind that you can combine Disney Rewards Dollars with Cardmember savings at the parks. Use your Disney Visa Card to receive 10% off select merchandise purchases of $50 or more.34
4. Download the Disneyland® app to stay organized
The Disneyland® app is an incredible resource, acting as your comprehensive planning tool. You can use it to make dining reservations at select restaurants, check in to select restaurants and Disney resort hotels online, purchase Disney PhotoPass+ One Day to download unlimited photos from your day and much more.*
5. Get a complimentary Disney Magic Shot
Complete your vacation photo album by visiting the private Cardmember location in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure® Park. Simply show your Disney Visa Card for entry, strike a pose and open the Disneyland® app to get your complimentary photo download, digitally enhanced with Disney Characters appearing next to you.35
6. Star Wars fans, there’s a Magic Shot for you, too
Fans of the galaxy far, far away can stop by the private Cardmember location outside Star Wars Launch Bay in Tomorrowland at Disneyland® Park for a complimentary photo, digitally enhanced to feature Star Wars Characters next to you.35
7. Make convenient, contactless payments at the Disneyland® Resort
The tap-to-pay feature of the Disney Visa Card means you can make instant payments without contact during your vacation. As a safety measure, it is recommended that all Guests use cashless payments at Disney parks and Resorts, and Cardmembers have this option ready to go. Learn more about contactless cards, including how to use them or request one, on our FAQ page.
8. Save 10% on select merchandise purchases of $50 or more
Shop for souvenirs for the Disney fans in your life—yourself included—throughout the Disneyland® Resort. Pick up thoughtful gifts, including special goodies you can only find at the parks. Cardmembers receive 10% off select merchandise purchases of $50 or more with the Disney Visa Card.34
9. Save 10% on unforgettable meals at select restaurants
Savor American standards at River Belle Terrace in Disneyland® Park, the fine fare of Wine Country Trattoria in Disney California Adventure® Park and more delicious dining—with 10% off most days at select dining locations when you use your Disney Visa Card.36 Get the full list of locations where you can save with the Disney Rewards Dining Perks Guide.
10. Take some time to explore the Downtown Disney® District
The sights, sounds and shopping don’t stop at the parks. Take a tour of the Downtown Disney® District and extend the enchantment! Fuel up during your exploration with a treat from Wetzel’s® Pretzels and save 20% on select purchases with your Disney Visa Card.37 You can also redeem Disney Rewards Dollars at various shops around the Downtown Disney® District, such as Disney Home and Disney’s Pin Traders.1
Happy travels to the Happiest Place on Earth! Enjoy visiting timeless sights and discovering new favorites, and above all else, have a wonderful vacation. To get even more ideas on making the most of your getaway, check out the Vacation Perks page.