MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Jun 13, 2024
    Dan from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I use a Disney gift card to pay for our pre-arrival magic bands?

    Hiya, Dan! Welcome to planDisney.

    My first thought when I saw your question was "Disney gift cards are accepted almost everywhere at Walt Disney World Resort." I'm glad you stopped by and asked, and I am glad I sought confirmation to make sure I got you the correct information. It turns out that while Disney gift cards are accepted almost everywhere, the purchase of a MagicBand+ before your arrival is one of the few exceptions that leads to the "almost everywhere" phrase. You can use a credit or debit card to purchase your MagicBand+ ahead of time, but you cannot use a gift card.

    For me, putting the MagicBand+ on my wrist tells my brain, "We're in vacation mode now!" In addition to the ease of getting into my Disney Resorts Collection hotel room, entering the theme parks and making purchases, I love unlocking the characters in the Disney Fab 50 Quest with my MagicBand+ and the Play Disney Parks app. Have you heard of Disney’s DuckTales World Showcase Adventure? I can't wait to play this with my kids when we return to EPCOT. 

    You will be at Walt Disney World Resort at one of the most magical times! The parks and resorts will be celebrating the Halloween season with gorgeous decorations and festive treats. Speaking of treats, it will also be time for the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. You may want to bookmark the Disney Parks Blog for the latest news of all the magic that awaits you on your trip. 

    If you have any other questions, please come back by planDisney. We love helping Guests and learning new information, too. 

    Adventure is Out There!

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Meet the Panelist: Jana, Georgia

Hi, everyone! I’m Jana, a Disney-loving wife and mom from Atlanta. My boys (my husband and sons) are the greatest joys in my life. We have so many magical memories from our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line. I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and advice in helping you plan your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn More About Jana

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