• On Apr 9, 2017
    April from SC 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.

    Can a Disney gift card be linked to the Magic Bands?

    Hi, April! 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I hope you are having fun planning a magical vacation to Walt Disney World® Resort! Thank you so much for sending us an additional vacation planning question. 

    Disney Gift Cards are my favorite way to "save" towards my vacations. And if you're like me, you've been purchasing  them from select retailers along the way. Unfortunately, Disney Gift Cards cannot be used as the payment method linked to your MagicBand, you must use a credit card.

    However, I have a tip for you that has worked very well for me during every vacation when I've been traveling with Disney Gift Cards. Link a credit card to your account so you may take advantage of the convenience of paying with your MagicBand. Then, stop by the front desk of your resort hotel lobby and pay down your account with your gift card(s). It's really simple to do and you'll even get a receipt showing your charges thus far and what your new balance may be once you've used your gift card to pay it down. 

    I hope this information is helpful, April! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us again. I love seeing questions come in from my fellow South Carolinians. 

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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