• On Jul 22, 2018
    Tomas from MA 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.

    Does anyone know; if we give our 14 year old a Disney gift card to use at Disney World, is there a way to link it to just her magic band, so that she doesn't have to carry it around and the parents don't inadvertently use it?

    Hi Tomas,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you for your question. Your Walt Disney World Vacation is right around the corner, and I am so excited for you and your family!

    From one parent to another, I am so glad you are thinking about the best way to give your teenager spending money. On our Disney vacation earlier this year, my tween accidentally left her backpack – with a Disney gift card and some cash inside – in a restroom in one of the theme parks. After many tears (some hers, some mine), we got well-acquainted with Lost & Found, but our tale did not have a happy ending as the backpack never turned up. I totally get trying to make the spending money process as easy as possible on all of you.

    Tomas, at this time, Disney Gift Cards cannot be linked to MagicBands. If you are staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you do have the option of linking your daughter’s MagicBand to a credit card and then, when she makes her purchase, visiting the hotel’s front desk and applying the gift card to the credit card tab. I would also advise you to double check about this policy when you check in, as the Cast Members at your resort may have some other suggestions.

    Another option is to give her something wearable where she can safely keep the gift card. There are some really cute Disney-themed hip packs, or she could go with a lanyard pouch. 

    Happy countdown to Disney, Tomas! If you think of any last-minute planning questions, please come back and see us.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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