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American Express in the Parks

nngrendel

Well-Known Member
Easy question.

Do they take AMEX inside the parks? I found a AMEX gift card that I received last Christmas and its like Christmas all over again. Just in time for my trip in 5 days. Just want to make sure they accept that card before I take it.
 

rob0519

Well-Known Member
This is from a search on the WDW website. If they take Amex at AK, they will take it all parks.

Credit Cards

  • Credit cards that are accepted at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park:
    • Disney's Premier Visa® Card
    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • Diners Club International
    • JCB
  • In addition to credit cards, traveler's checks and cash are also accepted.
 
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Monty

A legend.
Premium Member
In the Parks
No
I carry my Amex card as a back-up for those occasions when I hit the max on my room-charge on the KTTW card. Never had any problem using it.
 
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DisneyAubs

Active Member
Just keep track of your balance as you use it. Credit card gift cards were always tricky when I used to work in restaurants. If the bill was, say, $75 but the gift card was for for $50 but they had already used it it to purchase something I would have to know the exact balance left to make it run through. It wouldn't automatically deduct. Maybe they have fixed this problem by now, but just to be safe I always write my new balance on the gift card with a sharpie.
 
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nngrendel

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Original Poster
Just keep track of your balance as you use it. Credit card gift cards were always tricky when I used to work in restaurants. If the bill was, say, $75 but the gift card was for for $50 but they had already used it it to purchase something I would have to know the exact balance left to make it run through. It wouldn't automatically deduct. Maybe they have fixed this problem by now, but just to be safe I always write my new balance on the gift card with a sharpie.

Thanks for the tip. I have a few gift cards I will be using this trip.
 
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DisneyAubs

Active Member
Thanks for the tip. I have a few gift cards I will be using this trip.
If it is a Disney gift card it isn't a problem. They do deduct automatically and if you run out the cashier will say, "oh there was only $22.50 on the card. You owe another $19.73" or whatever. You will even be able to see the balance for Disney gift cards at the bottom of your receipt. It is just credit card gift cards that can be funky.
 
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Weather_Lady

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Good to know! I get JetBlue points with my AmEx card, so the more I spend at Disney World, the more points I'll earn toward transportation for the next trip! Or something like that... ;)
 
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