• On Jun 29, 2018
    Megan from TX 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.

    Can you add cash to your hotel account in order to use it for purchases with your magic band? That way you don’t have to carry a lot of cash on you and you can just use your band for purchases

    Hi Megan! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Your trip is SO close! You are going to love all of the special things happening at the Walt Disney World Resort this Incredible Summer, especially the all-new Toy Story Land in Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    While you can't add cash to your MagicBand prior to charging to your account, you can use cash to pay off the balance of your purchases at your Disney Resort hotel. You will still have to have a credit card linked to your account in order to charge purchases to your Disney Resort hotel account, but the charges aren't instantly made to your credit card. Instead, the charges are added to your account, then either charged to the credit card at check-out or when you reach the limit in place at your Disney Resort hotel. Ask a Cast Member at the Front Desk when you check in what that limit is, then make sure to make a cash payment at the Front Desk before you hit that limit. I would head to the Front Desk to pay off your balance in cash the night before check-out, as well.

    I hope this helps with your vacation preparations, Megan! Let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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