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  • On Feb 24, 2020
    Stephen from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My daughter has a magicband from a previous trip to Disney. She will be taking another trip to Disney World soon with school and I would like to link a credit card to her magicband in advance of this trip. Is that possible?

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Stephen!|

    Aw, your daughter is going to have such an incredible time on her school trip to Walt Disney World! Trust me, I've chaperoned high school trips to Walt Disney World (as both a teacher and parent) for over 15 years, and I can honestly say that there is nothing quite like when kids tour these parks with classmates and friends. These truly are magical memories of a lifetime!

    Because your daughter has a MagicBand from a previous trip to Walt Disney World, she can use that MagicBand to access her My Disney Experience account which will contain all of the arrangements she made for her upcoming trip. This includes her linked Theme Park TicketsAdvanced Dining ReservationsFastPass+ plans, and even Disney's PhotoPass Service pics. 

    Where school trips become tricky, though, is regarding anything that has to do with additional payments linked to student accounts. When we travel with students, we do not enable charging to a room account, so that there is no confusion at check-out, and no overspending when Mom or Dad are not with us. Instead, we recommend that parents send their children with Disney Gift Cards, or, if they are responsible enough, a credit card or an ATM card linked to an account for this purpose. 

    Disney Gift Cards can be used to purchase merchandise as well as to pay for any meals or snacks that may not be included in the school's itinerary. Should you chose to go the ATM route, there are ATMs located inside every Walt Disney World Resort hotel as well as in each Theme Park, Water Park, and Disney Springs.

    I would also check in with the school administrator or advisor who is running the trip, just to be sure that MagicBand charging isn't available on this trip, too.

    If...okay, who am I kidding...when you have more questions about your daughter's upcoming school trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth, Stephen, please send them our way! We know it's an entirely different experience when parents send their kids to Walt Disney World without them...and 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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