Can I Use Starbucks Gift Cards and the App to Purchase Drinks at Disney?
If you are a coffee drinker then you’ll understand that nothing beats wandering around Disney World’s four theme parks first thing in the morning with your favorite Starbucks brew in hand! For many of us, Starbucks is part of our daily routine whether heading to the office, running errands or enjoying a relaxing weekend. A visit to Disney is no different. With most Starbucks visitors comfortable with the app, participating in the Starbucks Rewards Program or with gift cards in tow, we thought we’d fill you in on how to make the most of your Starbucks visit while at Disney World.
Starbucks Locations at Walt Disney World
Disney has six convenient Starbucks locations at Walt Disney World Resort. These are as follows:
- Creature Comforts – Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Marketplace (West Side) and a kiosk near World of Disney at the Marketplace – Disney Springs
- Fountain View – Epcot
- Main Street Bakery – Magic Kingdom
- Trolley Car Cafe –Hollywood Studios
Using Starbucks Gift Cards
Visitors to Walt Disney World can bring your Starbucks gift cards along as all of the Disney locations listed above will accept them as payment. An insider tips is that not only can you use them for your favorite snacks and beverages but I’ve also used a gift card to get one of the Disney-themed Starbucks mugs that can be found at most of the locations in Walt Disney World.
Using the Starbucks App
The Starbucks app on your smartphone can also be used to pay for items at Disney World provided that you still have a balance on your account.
Redeeming Rewards Points
Starbucks reward points can only be redeemed at the two Disney Springs locations. At the locations within the theme parks, you are able to accrue rewards points on your purchases but visitors may not redeem existing points.
Getting Your Birthday Drink or Using Coupons
The Starbucks in the theme parks will not honor these. However, the Starbucks on the West Side in Disney Springs will as it is an official Starbucks company store.
Using Disney Dining Plan Credits at Starbucks
If you are on the Disney Dining Plan then it’s helpful to know that Starbucks pastries, treats and drinks are acceptable uses of a Disney Dining Plan Snack Credit. For those on the Quick Service plan, you can also purchase any of the breakfast sandwiches on offer at the theme park locations for a Quick Service Credit Dining Credit. For those on the dining plan, my quick tip for paying for your Starbucks drink with a snack credit is to always opt for a Venti. It is one snack credit regardless of whether you’re getting a Tall or a Venti. So make the most of your dining plan and supersize that Frappuccino!
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