Chase Ultimate Rewards® points can no longer be used to book Disney rewards: This includes hotels, theme park tickets and cruises.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t use your Chase Ultimate Rewards® points to still get you to Disney World or another Disney adventure. Here’s what you need to know about the change:
Current Disney bookings still stand. Chase confirms that any reservation you already made for a Disney activity or destination will still be honored. This includes cruises, hotels and theme park tickets.
» Learn more: 10 ways to save on your first — or next — Disney vacation
Use Chase Ultimate Rewards® to book flights to Disney or nearby hotels. There are quite a variety of hotels near Disney World, for example, with beautiful pools and free shuttles to the theme park. And you can always book plane tickets for the whole family.
Look for discount theme park tickets online and in Orlando. Hotels beyond Disney have packages for tickets. You can also look on the Disney site for specials, and don’t forget discount travel sites.
Consider other kid-friendly theme parks and activities. Disney cruises are just one of many cruise lines with kid-friendly activities. Check out other cruises and kid-friendly parks and experiences that Chase Ultimate Rewards® still offers.
Use remaining value of Ultimate Rewards for an adult trip. If you are able to use your travel rewards for hotels and plane tickets, consider using the remaining value of your travel rewards for an adult trip. After all, a week of kid-friendly fun is tiring. You’ll need your own weekend.
How to maximize your rewardsYou want a travel credit card that prioritizes what’s important to you. Here are our picks for the best travel credit cards of 2018, including those best for:
- Airline miles and a large bonus: Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card (Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®).
- Flat-rate travel rewards: Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card (Earn unlimited 2 miles per dollar on every purchase).
- Premium travel rewards: Chase Sapphire Reserve® (Get 3 points per dollar on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide and 1 point per dollar on all other purchases).
- No annual fee: Bank of America® Travel Rewards credit card (Earn unlimited 1.5 points per dollar spent on all purchases, with no annual fee).
- Luxury perks: The Platinum Card® from American Express (Get 5 points per dollar on flights booked directly with airlines or through American Express Travel, plus get access to the Global Lounge Collection). Terms Apply.
Photo by Courtney Jespersen.
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