Q. Does the BFC ever expire?
A. When the program was first announced, the BFC had to be used on your birthday, however that announcement was amended on 12/31/08 and the BFC no longer has an expiration date. NOTE: In the official fine print of the brochure given to BFC recipients, Disney makes it clear that they reserve the right to change the program in any way at any time without notice, so at some point in the future, the BFC may indeed expire if Disney wants it to.
Q. What can I use the BFC for?
A. According to the official brochure, the BFC can be used for things like: Merchandise at Disney-owned locations, stroller, wheelchair and ECV rentals, certain recreational activities, the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, prepackaged food items like chips or candy at merchandise sales locations, Photopass services, golf cart rentals at Fort Wilderness, etc. When in doubt, ask first before trying to use your card for payment!
Q. What can’t I use the BFC for?
A. According to the brochure, the BFC cannot be used for food or beverage service (accept as noted above), Disney gift cards, Disney Dollars, alcohol, cigarettes, resort folio charges, spa services or products, or personal services like face painting, caricatures, hair braiding or wrapping. In addition, the BFC may not be used at the following locations: the China, Japan, and Morocco pavilions at World Showcase, Arribas Brothers, Basin, Basin White, Cirque du Soleil, Curl by Sammy Duval, Ghirardelli, House of Blues, Hoypoloi, LEGO Imagination Center, Magic Masters, Magnetron, Niki Bryan Spas, Orlando Harley Davidson Store, Planet Hollywood, Rainforest Cafe, Richard Petty Driving Experience, Rubio Balloon Arts, SD Watersports, Sosa Cigar, Starabilias, Sunglass Icon, Surrey Bike Rental, Virgin Megastore, Wyland Galleries and any other locations or kiosks that are not owned and operated by Disney. Once again, when in doubt, ask first!
Q. Do I have to use the balance of my BFC in one location?
A. No, you can use it in multiple eligible locations.
Q. If I don’t use the entire amount, can I get cash for the remaining balance?
A. No. You cannot redeem the card for cash under any circumstances. In addition, I also found in the fine print that you cannot exchange the card for cash with anyone anywhere, so don’t even think about putting your card on eBay or other such sale/auction sites, OK? The BFC is intended for the recipient’s use only.