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  • On Jun 9, 2021
    Denise from CA Asked

    Can I add a credit to my Disney world resort account using a Disney gift card? I would like to pre pay before is puts a hold on my credit card.

    Welcome to planDisney, Denise! 

    Denise, Disney Gift Cards are a wonderful way to help you get the most out of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. I just love the convenience of charging everything to my MagicBand before I visit the front desk and have it paid off in one go. 

    Denise, you will not be able to add a Disney Gift Card to your account before you arrive, which means that if you enable charging privileges on your MagicBand you will be subject to the hold. If you visit the front desk each evening to pay off your balance, this hold should be relatively small. 

    I spoke to a few Cast Members who said that Disney Gift Cards can only be applied retroactively and not as a credit on your account. However, I also spoke to a few friends who said that they were able to add their entire gift card once they arrived. 

    My best advice to you would be to visit the front desk of your Disney Resorts Collection hotel as soon as you arrive and attempt to add your Gift Card; however, I have always found that the holds are reversed relatively quickly so I generally wait until my check-out day to add my Disney Gift Cards. 

    I hope that this gave you a bit of guidance, Denise. 

    See you real soon!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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