The Batuuan Spira: Disney Gift Cards That Sold For $100

With a little luck, these cards were a net profit to buy

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By RC Staff

Key Points

  • Disney produced Universal-themed gift cards for Galaxy’s Edge, the Batuuan Spira. They have a distinct appearance but are usable like any Disney gift card

  • The Batuuan Spira required a minimum load of $100 but had no other fees. Empty cards could resell for $100+

  • Only 100 or so were available at any one gift shop. After they became popular, Disney replaced them with a far more common Silver Spira, which is not as popular

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This is the difference between the sale price and resell price. It does not take into account any costs associated with reselling. Things like shipping, storage fees, if applicable.

Gold Batuuan Spira Disney Gift Card

The Gold Batuuan Spira is a collectible metal Disney gift card that was available exclusively at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge gift shops. The card itself was free, but needed to be loaded with $100 or more in credit.

If you stopped by a gift shop at Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge attraction, you might not have even noticed these gift cards. The Batuuan Spira usually did not appear on shelves, and you typically had to ask the cashier to grab one from under the counter. While they required a $100 minimum charge, the gift cards had no other fees, were usable at all Disney locations, and were rechargeable.

Over time, the Batuuan Spira gained intense popularity and frequently sold out. As a result, Disney discontinued the original gold Spira and replaced it with a silver Spira, which was more common. Now, gold Spira gift cards sell for remarkable prices.

What is the Batuuan Spira gift card?

Immersion is key at a Disney resort. Galaxy’s Edge, its premier Star Wars location, is no exception. Here, guests dive headfirst into the world of Star Wars. They drink blue milk at cantinas, get in blaster fights with First Order stormtroopers, and build lightsabers at Savi’s Workshop.

Obviously, an ordinary plastic gift card would not fit in with this aesthetic. So, to fix this, Disney Imagineers crafted the Batuuan Spira. Based on the in-world currency of the same name, the Spira was a quirky metal hexagon, and is a 1-to-1 recreation of the version seen in films.

The Batuuan Spira was available exclusively at gift shops at Galaxy’s Edge. They were not available on shelves, or even advertised. To get one, you had to ask the cashier if they had any available. For awhile, they remained off the radar, and relatively easy to obtain. However, once word had spread, Batuuan Spira gift cards would disappear from gift shops within minutes of restocking.

It’s believed that no more than 100 Batuuan Spira gift cards were available at a gift shop at any one time. They would go on to gain a reputation for rarity, and fans would make it a point to check in at gift shops multiple times during their stay.

How much does the Batuuan Spira cost?

Well, it depends on what you consider “cost”. The Batuuan Spira had a minimum charge of $100, so you would have to shell out at least that much to walk out with one. There were no other fees, and you could spend the $100 load at Galaxy’s Edge.

Additionally, you could use the Batuuan Spira gift cards like any Disney gift card. That means it can buy merchandise at Galaxy’s Edge or be used to book a room at Epcot. Naturally, this made it attractive to Disney’s frequent fliers, who enjoyed the attention of using such a distinct and unusual payment method.

Can you still buy the Batuuan Spira gift card?

Technically, yes. The original Batuaan Spira gift cards were gold, and these were the ones that proved popular. When fans caught on, and they began selling out of gift shops. Disney discontinued the gold Spira, and replaced it with a silver Spira.

The silver Batuuan Spira is much less desirable than the gold Batuuan Spira. They are produced in far greater numbers, and include an additional $7 fee, along with a $100 minimum charge. Gold Batuuan Spira gift cards can no longer be obtained at retail.

Why do Gold Batuuan Spira gift cards resell?

At first, Batuuan Spira gift cards were a rare sight in and out of Disney parks. Then, however, the knowledge that they existed spread through word of mouth, and most people who visited a Galaxy’s Edge gift shop did not even know they were available.

Fans eventually caught on though, after noticing various insider bloggers and influencers who spoke about the cards. The floodgates had opened; the gift cards vanished from shops.

Even before Disney discontinued the gold Batuuan Spira, they were reselling. Fans unwilling to fight crowds and lines at Galaxy’s Edge were happy to fork over cash to a reseller for their own Batuuan Spira. The Batuuan Spira actually became profitable enough that Etsy sellers began crafting handmade replicas of the item, and selling them online.

After the silver Batuuan Spira rolled out, prices for discontinued gold Batuuan Spira gift cards rose. They were a uniquely functional collectible item that was both cool to possess and whip out to pay for your dinner at a Disney resort.

Currently, gold Batuuan Spira gift cards resell for around $75. Some have sold for $100 or more, but with many of them in the hands of resellers, the price has dipped a bit. Keep in mind, they sell these cards with a zero balance.

Gold Batuuan Spira Gold For Sale eBay

This means people could spend $100 at Disney parks using their Batuuan Spira, then flip the empty card on eBay for nearly or even more than they paid. Considering how much a single Disney trip can cost, any method to save money is welcome.

Some have tried to resell the silver Batuuan Spira; however, these are far less popular than the gold Spira. Recent sales have recorded less than $10. Technically, this represents a profit, at least considering the $7 price to purchase a card. However, most people are uninterested in the silver Batuuan Spira, widely available at gift shops.

While the gold Batuuan Spira gift cards are no longer available in gift stores, resellers have plenty more opportunities to profit. Check out our other articles to get an idea of some of the best items to resell, and stay tuned for future updates.

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