How to Use Barclaycard Miles at Disney

Barclaycard has re-released the Arrival Plus with a 60,000 mile sign up bonus worth $600 toward Disney travel. It’s a quick and easy way to save on your Disney vacation. But, to get full value out of the miles, they must be redeemed for travel purchases. This post outlines how to use Barclaycard miles at Disney to ensure every purchase is an eligible travel purchase.

How to Use Barclaycard Miles at Disney

Disney Park Tickets

Purchasing Disney Park tickets directly through Disney will not code as a travel purchase. However, many ticket brokers will code as a travel purchase. And, you’ll usually save a little as well.

Our favorite is Undercover Tourist for both Disney World and Disneyland. We’ve used them multiple times and always have a great experience. Purchase your tickets through Undercover Tourist and you’ll be able to redeem your Barclaycard miles as a statement credit.

Hotels & Flights

Disney hotels, including places like Aulani, are an eligible travel purchase with the Barclaycard. Flights are eligible travel purchases as well. This is true whether you book through Disney, a travel agent, or a third party site like Expedia.

Disney Vacation Packages

Purchasing a Disney vacation package is another good way to use your Barclaycard miles to get Disney tickets. When you combine your tickets with your hotel stay, it also codes as a travel purchase.

Food & Souvenirs

If you’re staying at a Disney hotel, charge your food and souvenir purchases back to your room. Because you’ll be ultimately be paying for them as part of your hotel stay, they’ll code as a travel purchase.

Barclaycard Arrival Plus

How It Works

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus is a popular rewards card among those who love Disney vacations. The biggest draw is its simplicity. Miles you earn are worth one cent each when you redeem them for an eligible travel purchase.

Sign Up Bonus

It currently has a 60,000 mile sign up bonus worth $600. You get 30,000 miles after spending $3,000 in the first 90 days and an additional 30,000 miles after spending another $3,000 in the first 180 days. The $89 annual fee is not waived in the first year, so the net value of your sign up bonus is $511.

What You Earn on Daily Spending

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus earns two miles on every dollar you spend. This 2% earning rate is increased because Barclaycard gives 5% of the miles you redeem back to you.

  • 60,000 mile sign up bonus worth $600 toward a Disney vacation
  • 2 points per dollar on all purchases (equal to 2%)
  • Get 5% of miles spent back
  • $89 annual fee

Save on Your Disney Vacation

Check out our Top 10 Ways to Save or Discounted Disney Gift Card pages to learn more about how you can save on a Disney vacation using credit card rewards.