• On Jun 10, 2017
    Sarah from IN 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.

    I am bringing my 2 granddaughters to WDW in Dec, 2017. Rather than purchasing gift cards, can I have money added to their Magic Bands so that they can be responsible for their own spending. Thank you.

    Hi, Sarah!

    Grandmas are truly the best! I bet your granddaughters are so excited to be visiting Walt Disney World with you.

    If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, your girls can charge back to the room using their MagicBands. However, the bands themselves do not store any financial, credit card, or gift card information. You can tell them their spending limits so they stay within budget. Remember that a credit card needs to be on file at your Disney hotel to have charging privileges. Account balances can be paid at your hotel's front desk with cash, credit, or Disney Gift Cards.

    If you prefer, you can give them Disney Gift Cards but they will have to carry them around. After each transaction, the Gift Card balance is listed so it is a convenient way to stay within spending limits and also know exactly how much "fun money" is left.

    Now, Grandma, it is great that you have spending money planned for your princesses. But, don't forget to splurge on something special for yourself! There are some great Vera Bradley totes or adorable picture frames, so make sure to shop for that perfect Disney souvenir!

    Wishing you magical memories from your trip with your family.

    Cathy
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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