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  • On Apr 25, 2022
    Marty from IL 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 I associate my Magic band with my Disney Visa card for purchases if I'm not staying in a Disney Resort?

    Hi Marty!

    Welcome to planDisney! I'm glad to hear that you are a Disney Visa Cardholder because you will be able to both earn Disney Reward Dollars and redeem Disney Reward Dollars during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. I love using all of the Disney Reward Dollars that I have earned throughout the year for merchandise, dining, or even our theme park tickets during our vacation!

    MagicBands are awesome additions to a Walt Disney World Resort vacation because they will allow you to access your theme park tickets, Lightning Lane reservations and Disney PhotoPass account with just the touch of your wrist. While Guests who are staying at Disney Resort hotels can use their MagicBands to make purchases to charge to their room accounts, unfortunately, there is no way to directly link a credit card or gift card to your MagicBand. So if you will not be staying at one of the Disney Resort hotels, you won't be able to use your MagicBand to make purchases.

    Since you want to make the most of your Disney Visa Card benefits, I recommend that you use your Disney Visa Card for your purchases during your trip. Disney Visa Cardholders receive a 10% discount on select merchandise purchases over $50 and 10% off at select dining locations, but in order to receive that discount, you must be paying with your Disney Visa Card. So if you use your Disney Visa Card throughout your trip, it will allow you to take full advantage of your discount!

    Let us know if you have additional questions as your trip approaches. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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