• On May 22, 2019
    Melissa from TX 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.

    My daughter is headed to your Disney Orlando location for a school field trip tomorrow and I didn’t realize you can tie in your credit card to the her arm band. How can I do that for her?

    Hi Melissa, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question. Your daughter must be so excited to be visiting Walt Disney World Resort tomorrow - sounds like an awesome field trip! 

    One of the reasons why I love MagicBands so much because of how they seamlessly integrate every part of my visit to Walt Disney World Resort into one functional (and cute!) bracelet. I actually miss being able to use them for everything when I get home…

    That being said, a common misconception is that you can link a credit card directly to a MagicBand or to My Disney Experience in order to pay for purchases at the Disney Parks. The way that the system actually works is that your MagicBand can be used to charge purchases to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel account, which is then charged to the credit card that you’ve assigned to that account.

    What this means is, if your daughter isn’t staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel during her upcoming visit, you won’t be able to “link” a credit card to her MagicBand in order to allow her to pay for any purchases she may choose to make. 

    What I would recommend instead: If your daughter has a smartphone, you can actually purchase a Disney Gift Card eGift from shopDisney. She can then use that display that card on her phone and use it, much like a regular plastic Disney Gift Card, at most merchandise and dining locations at Walt Disney World Resort. 

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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