• On Aug 4, 2020
    Jennifer from LA 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 changed my reservation from Caribbean Beach to Pop Century which stated I had a "hotel credit" for the price difference. How can these credits be used, and if they're not used, does this credit get refunded after check-out?

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jennifer!

    Oh, my. A visit to Walt Disney World is a truly magical experience, but arriving with a hotel credit? That's my dream come true!

    Basically, a hotel credit acts like a balance on the account you've set up for charging purposes. Grabbing that delectable, iconic Mickey Premium Bar? Charge it to your room using your MagicBand. Dining at a Table Service or Quick Service restaurant? Same. Picking up that perfect souvenir at Disney Springs? Again, use that MagicBand to pay for your purchase. 

    All of those MagicBand charges will go onto your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room account. Because you'll have a credit on that account, your associated credit card will not be charged until your credit has been depleted. If, for some reason, you do not charge enough to use up that credit, the remaining amount will go back onto the form of payment you used at check in. Think of it as a little savings account that you can tap for anything you may need while visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    For the most up-to-date information on all things related to your upcoming resort stay, take a look at the very helpful post Disney Resort Hotels: Know Before You Go. Some useful resort-specific updates are available on that same link, but you can also learn more about current offerings at the link for Disney's Pop Century Resort.

    As you plan your perfectly pixie-dusted visit to Walt Disney World, be sure to send additional questions our way, Jennifer. We love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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