• On May 20, 2019
    Dawn from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Am I able to pay for food and drinks at the Food and Wine Festival with my MagicBand if I am not staying at a Disney resort? If so, am I able to add Disney Gift Cards to my Magic Band to pay for food and drinks at the F&WF?

    Hello Dawn and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    MagicBands are wonderful little pieces of technology. While they can connect to many aspects of a Disney vacation (room entry, theme park tickets, special event tickets, dining plan entitlements, etc.) they cannot connect to a source of payment unless you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.  Even when staying on-sight, gift cards can't be directly linked to a MagicBand.

    I would recommend picking up a Disney Gift Card at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. In the past, Guests were able to get clever Festival oriented gift cards that included a wrist band or lanyard. These additions make enjoying all of the fabulous flavors at the Festival easy.

    I hope this helps with your planning. If you have more questions, come on back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel- we love to help!

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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