• On Aug 8, 2021
    Holly from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is a debit card instead of credit card ok at check at a Disney room hotel? Or is a credit card in my Moms name ok?

    Hi, there!

     Holly, it looks like your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just about to begin. Wahoo! That's super exciting to hear. 

     You're going to love experiencing the Disney Resorts Collection. When you stay at a Disney Resort hotel, you stay IN the magic, even after you've left the theme parks! 

     To answer your question, your debit card should be just fine to pay the charges of your resort folio as long as it also acts like a credit card (most do, but some can only be used to access an ATM). If you've made purchases with your debit card before, then you should have no trouble using it to pay for the purchases you make during your stay! My friend and fellow panelist, Kristen, has some great tips about using a debit card for your Disney Resort hotel stay. Be sure to check them out!

     Have you completed the online check-in process yet? If you haven't, I highly recommend you do! With online check-in, you can completely bypass the Front Desk when you arrive at your Disney Resort hotel. How convenient is that? When you complete the process on My Disney Experience, you'll enter the information for the card you plan to charge purchases to. If you try to enter your debit card information and the system doesn't accept it, you'll know you need to use a different card for your stay. You'll also enter your cell phone number so that you can receive a notification when your room is ready!

     Thanks for stopping by planDisney, Holly. I'm wishing you a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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