How to Use Barclaycard Points at Disney

If you have the Barclaycard Arrival Plus, it’s important to know which purchases will code as travel. This determines whether you can redeem your points for those purchases at a reasonable rate or not. Here’s what you need to know about how to use Barclaycard points at Disney.

Barclaycard Arrival Plus – The Basics

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

It has a solid sign up bonus, typically 40,000 points (worth $400). It earns two points on every dollar you spend. This 2% earning rate is increased because Barclaycard gives 5% of the miles you redeem back to you.

How to Use Barclaycard Points at Disney

Here are the primary types of purchases you’ll make on a Disney vacation and how to use your Barclaycard points.

Disney Park Tickets

Purchasing Disney Park tickets directly through Disney will not code as a travel purchase with Barclaycard. However, many ticket brokers are known to code as travel purchases. And, you’ll usually save a little as well. Here are a few examples:

Disney World – When you want to use Barclaycard points on Disney World tickets, we recommend Undercover Tourist. We’ve used them several times and always had a great experience.

Disneyland – Good Disneyland ticket brokers known to code as a travel purchase on the Barclaycard include aRes Travel and Get Away Today.

Hotels & Flights

Disney hotels 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 points to get Disney tickets. When you combine your tickets with your hotel stay, it also codes as a travel purchase.

Food & Souvenirs

It’s also possible for your food and souvenirs to code as travel purchases. If you’re staying at a Disney hotel, charge your 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.

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.