• On Oct 30, 2017
    Robyn from MD 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 I add money from a gift card to my magic band? We staying at the Swan and it's not officially a Disney hotel. We have a ton of gift cards I'd like to consolidate. any info would be great!

    Hello Robyn!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We are happy to answer your first question!

    I just love all the functionalities that MagicBands offer, but unfortunately you cannot transfer funds from Disney Gift Cards to MagicBands. In addition, only Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel can use their MagicBand as a method of payment throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. The Guest’s valid credit card informed at check-in will be charged for all purchases made with the MagicBand upon check-out. This is one of the many benefits offered to Guests staying at Disney Resort hotels.

    I have recently visited and used my MagicBand to pay for everything. It was so nice not having to worry about carrying my wallet everywhere. I also had three Disney Gift Cards so the night before check-out I stopped by Front Desk to pay for my expenses using these cards.

    Since you are not staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can still use your valid Disney Gift Cards as a method of paying throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. If you have many different cards, I suggest registering all of them online and transferring the balances to one or two cards. This way you don’t have to bring many cards with you for your visit.

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I hope this helps you while planning, and that you come back to visit us real soon!

    Best magical wishes,
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My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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