Family Planning Vacation to Disney Parks Accidentally Buys $10,000 in Gift Cards for Disney+

The unfortunate mix-up has given the family more than 70 years worth of access to the streaming service.

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A family recently fell victim to an unfortunate mix-up after buying $10,000 worth of Disney+ gift cards, which they thought would be allocated toward a vacation at Disney Parks.

Andie Coston, who runs the TikTok account @aofthecoast, hopped on the platform to share the story with social media. As Coston laid out in the below video, her parents bought $10,000 in Disney+ gift cards, thinking they were gift cards that would help them cover their tickets and restaurant reservations at Disney Parks.

"We finally planned it for this Christmas," Coston said about the trip. "All 16 of my family members were going. To save some money, my parents bought 10k of Disney gift cards to purchase our tickets and restaurant reservations."

Coston continued by revaling she discovered the mishap after her parents were "having problems loading the gift cards correctly and purchasing the tickets." Coston subsequently realized the gift cards were for Disney+.


Do I have a story for you! PLEASE HELP! Note that the purchaser is not familiar with Disney Plus and did not know the difference! Honest mistake. It is not about the funding of the trip. It is about finding someone who can help us transfer the money into the correct gift card so we can make it to Disney! @Disney Parks @Disney+ @Disney #ohno #fail #disney #disneyworld #disneyplus #disneyfail #help

♬ Oh No - Kreepa

Fortunately, Disney has resolved the family's issue, as the company was able to "turn the $10,000 of Disney streaming gift cards into $10,000 of Disney Parks gift cards."

"I am so glad we were able to get it resolved, especially for my parent's sake. It was also good to hear that my parents are not the only ones who have experienced this," Coston told People magazine.

She added, "I received many messages and comments from people telling me that they or someone they know have had similar experiences. I hope that this story makes more people aware of the card difference so no one else experiences this."

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