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  • On Mar 3, 2021
    Ashley from WY Asked

    When charging on a magicband, is the card on file automatically charged at the end of each day or 1 charge at the end of our stay?

    Hi Ashley, 

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for sending us your great question.  I love using my MagicBand for charging purposes, I wish that I could use my MagicBand for purchases even at home!  

    From my experience, when linking my credit card to my MagicBand, a hold is placed on my credit card upon my arrival.  The hold has varied at different Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, and is subject to change.  When I make purchases, my card is charged once I have reached a certain dollar amount, not per day, and again, that dollar amount changes depending on where you are staying.  Personally, I like to keep track of my purchases in my My Disney Experience Account because using my MagicBand for all of our purchases makes it really easy to keep purchasing those super cute Disney souvenEARS!  I also head down to the Front Desk every few days and ask for a printout of our charges, in order to pay for them and keep a running total of our spending.  

    Since you are planning on using your MagicBand during your visit to Walt Disney World Resort, did you know that if you choose to use the Online Check-In Service and the Direct-to-Room Service, you can skip the front desk upon arrival and head straight to your Resort Hotel Room?  You will receive real-time texts regarding the status of your room and a text when it is ready for you!  Simply use your MagicBand or phone to open the door, how magical is that?  To begin the Online Check-In process, after logging into your My Disney Experience Account, look under "My Plans" and follow the prompts for Online-Check-in, it only takes a few minutes to setup!

    I hope you have a magical time at Walt Disney World Resort, Ashley.  Please let us know if you have any other questions, we are always happy to help.  

    ~Stephanie
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Ontario

I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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