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  • On Jul 14, 2022
    Zachary from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If my debit card is linked to my Disney App already can I use my MagicBand to pay at the parks if I am not staying at a resort? Thank you for any information!

    Hi Zachary! Welcome to planDisney!

    Only one day away until you arrive at the Most Magical Place on Earth! You are just in time for the start of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival which kicked off on July 14th. There are some delicious new food offerings this year, but none I am more excited about than The Fry Basket! This booth is located near Test Track and has a Fry Flight as one of its options! I wonder if it will rival Mr. Kamal's Seasoned Fries over at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. If you can't tell, fries are one of my major food groups!

    In regards to using your MagicBand for purchases at the parks, even though your debit card is linked to your My Disney Experience account, you will still need to be staying at a Disney Resorts Hotel to use it for purchases. This feature is linked to your resort room reservation and not your park tickets. An alternative to an easy payment method is if you happen to own an Apple Watch. Most Disney dining and merchandise locations accept Apple Pay as a form of payment. Essentially, it will work the same way by tapping your watch instead of your band.

    Don't forget about all the different ways you can take advantage of using your MagicBand. You'll be able to use it for entry into the parks, tapping in at Lightning Lane entrances, when taking pictures with PhotoPass Photographers, and a host of others. It also goes without saying that it is a fashion accessory on its own. Depending on how many you own, you can match them to your outfit for the day!

    Zachary, I hope you have an amazing weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort. There are so many new experiences happening across all four theme parks that you are sure to have a magical time!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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