• On Feb 12, 2019
    Crystal from NC 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.

    Can you check in at the resort and provide them giftcards to the personal and they link it to our wristbands instead of using the credit card?

    Hey there, Crystal! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with this great question. Let's get you ready for your Walt Disney World vacation!

    Disney Gift Cards are a super-convenient way to pay for all the fun things like souvenirs and snacks you'll enjoy at Walt Disney World. I know lots of Guests like to use them to help with budgeting, and you can use them just about everywhere at Walt Disney World!

    At the moment, there isn't a way to link Disney Gift Cards to cover your room charges, but you can use them to pay the charges as you go. Here's how it works: When you check in to your Resort hotel, you'll be asked if you want to use a credit card for charging things you buy during your stay. That credit card will be linked to your room reservation. Then if you (or any other member of your party you authorize) use your MagicBand to pay for an item in the Theme Parks, Resort hotels or at Disney Springs, the charge is added to your room account. Later, you can stop by the front desk of your Resort hotel and give the Cast Member your gift cards to pay the current balance. You'll want to do this every so often during your stay if you're trying to avoid charges to your credit card.

    Crystal, you can use your My Disney Experience app to track your charges during your vacation. Just find your Resort hotel reservation under "My Plans," then click on "View Charges" for a detailed list. That info will help you know when to head to the front desk with your gift cards.

    I hope this helps with your vacation planning, Crystal. Please come visit us again if you have any more questions. We're always here to help!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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