EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Feb 19, 2015
    Danielle from FL 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.

    We're going to Disney for my daughter's birthday. Her grandma wants to give her some money to use at the parks. Can Grandma put an amount on her magic band to use at the stores? It would be easier than cash or gift cards. THANK YOU!

    Hi Danielle,

    Thanks so much for your great question! My son is already saving his birthday money for our next trip so he can buy himself something special.

    MagicBands do not carry financial information. What they do is charge food and merchandise purchases to the Disney Resort hotel room to which they are linked. This means you won't be able to add a specific gift card to your daughter's MagicBand. However, you may give her charging privileges and set a spending limit for her as long as you have a credit card on file with your Disney Resort hotel.

    When you are ready, you may pay the balance with a gift card, credit card or cash at the Front Desk of your hotel or it will be charged to the credit card on file. When you check-in to your Disney Resort hotel, just let the Cast Member know you would like to give your daughter charging privileges and he or she will walk you through the whole process.

    I hope you have a magical vacation, Danielle! Please feel free to stop back by with any other questions.

    Happy planning,

    Andrea U.
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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