If you are in the parks or Disney Springs this week, no doubt you will be finding the place a little more crowded. As everyone flocks to Walt Disney World for an extra hit of magic this holiday season, it’s easy to find yourself pixie-dusted with frustration instead. Most challenges can only be navigated with a positive attitude and smile though there is one annoying holiday side effect that we might be able to help with.
When you find that armful of merchandise that you must take home for family and friends, don’t fight the long lines to checkout, instead, make use of the My Disney Experience App and use mobile checkout. This trick will save you precious time and energy that is better spent on other activities at this time of year. Let’s look a the details from Disney on how, where, and when you can use this fabulous feature:
How to Use Merchandise Mobile Checkout
- You’ll need a Disney account! Download and open the My Disney Experience app and sign in or create an account.
- Tap the + icon and select the merchandise mobile checkout option.
- Scan the barcodes on your merchandise.
- Tap “Check Out” and pay on your phone. (Eligible discounts will be automatically applied.)
- Show your QR confirmation code to a Disney Cast Member before you exit the shop.
- You’re all set! We will email you a receipt.
You may use merchandise mobile checkout at the following locations.
Magic Kingdom Park
Treasures of Xandar
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
Mickey’s of Hollywood
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Discovery Trading Company
World of Disney
Super Hero Headquarters
Please be aware that a valid theme park ticket or pass and a park reservation for the same day are required to enter the theme parks.
Accepted Forms of Payment
For your convenience, you may use the following forms of payment with merchandise mobile checkout:
- Credit Card
- Debit Card
- Disney Gift Card
- Disney Rewards Redemption Card
- Apple Pay
If you would like to use cash or another accepted payment type, please purchase your merchandise at the register.
When using merchandise mobile checkout via the My Disney Experience app, eligible discounts will be applied for the following:
A Disney account is required.
Walt Disney World Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members
Make sure your pass or membership is linked to your Disney account.
- Link a Disney Annual Pass to your Disney account.
- Link a Disney Vacation Club Membership to your Disney account.
Help for Disney® Visa® Cardmembers
Pay with your Disney Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards Redemption Card to qualify for the Cardmember discount. Make sure to use the most recent version of the My Disney Experience app to receive applicable discounts.
Items purchased through merchandise mobile checkout are subject to the standard Walt Disney World Resort return policy and procedures.
Learn more about the merchandise return policy for Walt Disney World Resort owned-and-operated locations.
Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18 years of age, get your parents’ permission first. Some app features require valid theme park admission and park reservation.
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
Join Zoë as she lets you in on all the tips, tricks, anecdotes, and embarrassments that arise from her family adventures.