Teens in the parks
  • On May 31, 2022
    Stacy from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My daughter is traveling with her friend and her family. I want to link her magic band to my credit card so the bill doesn't go to her friends parents. How can I do this?

    Hi Stacy, and welcome to planDisney!

    What a lucky girl your daughter is to be invited to spend time with her friend at Walt Disney World Resort!  I am happy to chat with you about options for paying for your daughter's expenses during her visit.

    Guests who are staying at Disney Resorts Collection hotels have the option of charging purchases to their room folio during their stay using a MagicBand, Key to the World card, or Disney MagicMobile pass.  The balance is then charged to the credit card on file.  It is possible to link a different card to an individual Guest by stopping at the hotel's front desk to set this up.  You don't mention how old your daughter is or if she is an authorized user on your credit card account, but if she can bring a credit card with her it will only take a few moments to set this up.

    If that is not an option, you might consider purchasing Disney Gift Cards for her to use during her trip.  You can buy physical gift cards or e-gift cards that she can store in a mobile wallet.  You'll be able to view the transaction history of the card and transfer or add funds at disneygiftcard.com.

    The lead Guest on the Disney Resort Hotel reservation will receive an email with a summary of all room charges, which will have an itemized list of each purchase with the name of the Guest whose MagicBand was used.  Your daughter could use her gift card to pay her charges at the front desk, or her friend's family could use the summary of charges to tally up her expenses so that you can reimburse them.

    Many Quick-Service dining locations now offer Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering via the My Disney Experience mobile app.  My kids don't have their own My Disney Experience accounts, so they log in to my account on their phones, and then their meal and snack purchases are charged to the card I have linked to my account.  Disney Gift Cards are also accepted as a payment method for Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering, but cannot be stored.  I recommend keeping the Disney Gift Card ID numbers as a note on a mobile device so the card numbers can be copied and pasted, rather than typing them in each time an order is placed.  Some merchandise locations now offer Merchandise Mobile Checkout in the app as well; use the plus button a the bottom of the screen to select "Shop in Store", and then scan and pay with a linked credit card or Disney Gift Card.

    Stacy, I hope you found my suggestions helpful.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to stop by planDisney again.  I hope your daughter has an amazing time!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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