• On Mar 14, 2018
    Rhonda from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can I connect a credit card to.my magic band if I am not staying at a wdw resort hotel

    Hello Rhonda!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a great question!

    MagicBands are amazing and make our visits to the Walt Disney World Resort so convenient. They are also very stylish and come in different colors that you can customize, not to mention the special MagicBands that come with beloved Disney characters – I love wearing my Princess Tiana MagicBand!

    Using a MagicBand as a method of payment with a valid credit card linked to your Disney account is a benefit available to Disney Resort hotel Guests only. This is just one of the many perks that Guests can enjoy. Since you are not staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you will still be able to use your MagicBand as your theme park tickets (with valid theme park admission tickets linked to your Disney account), redeem your FastPass+ selections, and link Disney PhotoPass photos to your My Disney Experience account. I must say that I think it is more convenient to use a MagicBand than the regular plastic card, but I recommend always keeping your physical tickets with you in your wallet in case you encounter technical difficulties with your MagicBand.

    Rhonda, I really think you should check all the benefits of staying at a Disney Resort hotel. Besides getting complimentary MagicBands and being able to enjoy all the available functionalities, you will also take advantage of other benefits such as Extra Magic Hours, complimentary transportation, and more.

    I hope this helps you while planning! Please stop by real soon so that we may continue to assist you plan your Walt Disney World Resort adventures.

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian university professor and sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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