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  • On Jan 19, 2024
    Victoria from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! My boyfriend and I are coming to Walt Disney World on Monday. I was wondering how magic band purchases work. We are staying for 5 nights. Are we charged one amount at checkout or does it come from the credit card as soon as we use our magic bands?

    Welcome to planDisney, Victoria, and thanks for this great question. Tapping my MagicBand to pay for food and merchandise is one of my favorite perks when staying at a Disney Resort Hotel. My husband and I camped off-property last year, and out of habit, we tried to use our bands at a restaurant in EPCOT. We finally realized why it wasn't working! But we all have to pay the piper, as they say, so let's look at when those charges will post.

    Typically, all the charges you make using your MagicBand during your stay will be posted at once the night before check-out. My husband usually checks our folio in the mobile app that morning while packing to see if everything looks accurate. You might see a hold for around $100 on your payment method early in your stay, but this typically falls off after you check out. 

    To check your folio anytime, tap the Resort Hotel tile in the app and scroll to see a row of blue options like "Unlock Door." You can scroll to the left until you see "View Charges," where you can check your bill. 

    My pal Jessica offers additional details for more extended stays, so check out her tips for future reference. And remember that procedures can change, so I suggest you double-check charging policies at the front desk when you arrive.

    If you have a MagicBand+, it will work the same way as the previous versions, but with a twist! You'll recharge your band at night, and don't be surprised when it lights up or vibrates along with entertainment or character statues.

    Victoria, I hope your Walt Disney World Resort visit is "priceless!" Please stop by planDisney anytime.

    Magic awaits,
    Elaine
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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