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Honeymoon Registry or Disney Gift Cards?

Discussion in 'WDW Trip Planning' started by DisneyPrincess5, Dec 16, 2012.

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Use Disney's Honeymoon Registry or Skip to Requesting Disney Gift Cards?

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  1. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all!

    So we are Disneymooning next fall at the Coronado with a park hopper and DDP package!!!!!
    We are going to be asking our guests to contribute to our honeymoon for bridal shower gifts. We have done a lot of research on Disney's Honeymoon Registry and see some pros (including people get their registry fix) and cons (a few, including paying a service charge.)

    We want your opinions!

    Should we set up the registry and have people contribute to that?

    Or

    Just ask for Disney Gift Cards? (Which I believe thats how you receive your gifts from the registry anyway)

    What do you think? Thanks!
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  2. real mad hatter

    real mad hatter Well-Known Member

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    Wow,Thats really something you have to decide for yourself.Personally I would opt for Disney gift cards.;)
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  3. tractorm3

    tractorm3 Active Member

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    Congrats you too! My fiance and I just put a deposit on out honeymoon trip for this sept! We are going to be staying at the Poly Honeymoon suite and we cant wait! Will probably be the last time we go with out kids of our own so we are making this the dream come true trip!

    Can you use the Disney gift cards to pay for the actual trip?
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  4. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member

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    Awwww congratulations to you as well! That is an awesome question that I'm not exactly clear on. I want to say yes but at least we'd use them for food the DDP wouldn't cover and I don't believe they expire s we would save them.
  5. tractorm3

    tractorm3 Active Member

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    I hope we can use it for the actual trip, but there is always something in the parks to use them on haha!
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  6. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member

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    Haha I know right? Thanks for bringing that up I am going to look into that!!!
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    ddbowdoin Well-Known Member

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    my two cents.... money to pay off the trip. I racked up a 5K bill during my 12 days HM stay at the Beach Club / Poly. Gift cards are nice but you end finding excuses just to spend them. I'd rather have a portion of my room paid for right off the bat then worry about using gift cards in gift shops.
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  8. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member

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    Yes that's a great point. We will have to find out find out more about that. Thanks!
  9. tractorm3

    tractorm3 Active Member

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    going by a few google searches, you can use gift cards to pay for the actual Disney room and vacation package you booked. I asked Marie (my travel agent for Disney) at Kingdom Konsultants so I should have a definate answer for this when I get into work today.
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  10. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member

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    Oh wow if that is true we will definitely ask for the gift cards because like I said earlier, I've been told that the registry sends you your gifts in style form of gift cards anyway. That's so much for this I appreciate it!
  11. tractorm3

    tractorm3 Active Member

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    Just got a confirmation that gift cards can be used for your reservation!

    Good news for both of us I guess!

    When are you folks traveling? we are going sept 16th-25th.
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  12. dreamfinder

    dreamfinder Well-Known Member

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    You definitely can use Disney gift cards to pay for the trip, as well as any KTTW balance. You can present them at time of arrival to pay off any balance on your reservation, or stop down to the front desk any time prior to checkout to apply them towards your KTTW balance. Just remember that if you do easy/fast/whatever checkout, they will charge your KTTW balance to the CC on file the night before you leave, so stop down beforehand to make sure.
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    wiigirl Well-Known Member

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    Same here... ;)
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    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member

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    Yay that Is so helpful thank you!!
  15. CrazyDisneyLady

    CrazyDisneyLady Well-Known Member

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    We used the Disney honeymoon registry in 2008, if it is still the same after you register they send you a gift card. Your guest choose the item they wish to give you and then that amount is added to your gift card. You can use the gift card for what ever you wish including paying for your room and package. One of the options on your registry is money towards your room.
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    figmentfan423 Well-Known Member

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    Now I'm going to sound like my mom but there are ways of asking without asking. Good that's over Gifts Cards def gift cards can be uses for just about anything room, food etc. OH by the way CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! happily ever after
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  17. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!! Yes I know we're trying to be creative since we kind of feel like a*holes for saying "yep, we want your money".
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  18. DisneyPrincess5

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    So I FINALLY called to clarify receiving gifts and whatnot. A lot of people on this site have told me that in their past use, they receive their registry gifts in the form of a Disney gift card. I was just told that you receive your money gifts in the form of a check or they do a bank to bank transaction. There is also a 7% service charge per gift. Hmmmm lots to think about.
  19. ShookieJones

    ShookieJones Because I said so.... Premium Member

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    Based on this - my answer and yours ;) Gift cards.
    Pay for as much of that trip as possible. Although...I don't know now a days is it really that offensive to just say.."give me your cash!!" It is friends and family after all.

    You can make it convenient and wedding like.......
    I can see it now: at the reception on the gift table...Briefcase all white with wedding like frilly type things glued to it...everyone tosses their (your) dough into it. once it's filled to the brim....close briefcase and you're off to WDW. Yeah that works.
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  20. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member

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    Ugh I know! This is what were struggling with. I guess we have to judge the crowd.

    Hahahah oh you are truly a genius!!!!! I'm loving this idea for their/newly our dough. Can we slap some Mickey and Pooh stickers on it?
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