• On Apr 23, 2021
    Judith from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you apply money to your reservation after you have a zero dollar balance that can be used throughout the stay?

    Heigh-Ho Judith,

    Budgeting for a Walt Disney World vacation is a constant for me. I inevitably know I am returning and thus am always stashing cash for my return to The Most Magical Place On Earth. And as Walt Disney World prepares for The World’s Most Magical Celebration beginning October 1, 2021, you know I’ll be there to celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary. 

    Guests with a Walt Disney World vacation package can make payments towards their vacation through their My Disney Experience. Once paid in full, you cannot continue to add any monetary additions to your vacation package. However, Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel are privy to charging privileges on their MagicBand. During online check-in, Guests are prompted to enter a credit/debit card for additional room charges and to be linked to your MagicBand. At this time, you will assign a 4-digit PIN to be entered for security purposes at the time of purchase, when using your MagicBand. Your MagicBand can be used around the Walt Disney World Resort in stores, restaurants and many kiosks for a convenient way to pay. The MagicBand is tapped at a touchpoint and you will be prompted to enter your 4-digit PIN. The purchase will appear on your room bill and Guests can choose to pay it off daily, by visiting the Front Desk, or at the end of their stay. If charges/purchases reach a specific dollar amount (a Front Desk Cast Member can tell you the Magic Number) then your credit/debit card on file will be charged. I prefer to pay down my room charges daily and use either gift cards or whatever form of payment I prefer when it comes to this. 

    I hope this helps in the planning of your Walt Disney World vacation and check out our Panel Extras for more vacation planning tips. Our Instagram (@planDisneypanel) is filled with more Disney Magic and stay up to date by following the Disney Parks Blog.

    Have a Practically Perfect Day,

    Amy M.
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

I am a Dreamer who has always believed dreams are meant to be the path to your future. Walt Disney, I believe, felt the same way, "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Disney has always been proof that endless imagination and the passion to make them come to fruition is possible. I will never be to old for Disney, it is home to all of us Dreamers. 

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