Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Dec 22, 2015
    Katherine 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.

    I have accumulated several disney gift cards over the past year, and I was wondering if there is a way to cash them in at check-in and add the gift card money to our magic bands for purchases? Is there a limit on how many cards you can add to a magic band

    Hello Katherine!
    I am a big fan of the Disney Gift Cards and like you, I collect them throughout the year. Recently, added a "manage my cards" feature that allows you to put all of your gift cards on one card. This has made using the gift cards for vacation a snap!

    While you can't actually add the cards to your MagicBands, you can use them to pay your room charge balance. For example, we do online check-in the typical way- providing a credit card for charging purposes. However, our debit or charge card never get charged because we stop by the desk every couple days and pay our current balance with our Disney Gift Card. Just remember to stop by before you hit your prescribed limits.  You can check with your Resort hotel to find out their current threshold for charging before they apply the balance to your card. 

    I hope this helps with your planning.  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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