Okay. So, one positive change in all the changes Disney has bestowed upon us is that you can now use Gift Cards and Disney Visa Rewards cards to pay for Mobile Order. It is about time!
However, I was struggling to figure out how you add a Gift Card to your account. From what I can tell, you can only do it when you attempt to place a Mobile Order itself from within the MDE app. When you review your order, you are given the option to add a gift card.
My plan was, then, to go in and add all our gift cards. But here’s the kicker…you can only use one gift card at a time. Which means if you have an order for $75, but you have two $50 gift cards, only $50 from the first gift card may be used, and the remaining $25 will have to be paid using your credit card.
So, while I haven’t done it yet, I think the solution to this is going to be to combine all your gift cards (that you plan to use for mobile order) into a single gift card FIRST using the Disney Gift card website. So, if you’re like us, where we have about 10 different Disney Gift Cards, I’ll combine them all into a single Gift card with a balance of the total (say, $700, or whatever). Then, when you add that card to Mobile order, you will be able to pay for everything from the gift card balance.
I do know that there is a maximum amount you can have on a single gift card (I think it is $1000?), so you still might need to wait until you spend through some of one before you add any remaining gift card balances.
At this point, I have no direct experience in any of this…just trying to figure it all out before our trip. So if you have any corrections or additions to the thoughts I have above, feel free to comment!