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

    I have Disney Gift cards. Am I able to link them to my magic band, if so how?

    Hi Amy!

    You will love using MagicBands during your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation! It's so convenient to have access to your theme park tickets, Lightning Lane reservations, and Disney PhotoPass account with just the touch of your MagicBand. Plus, if you're staying at a Disney Resort hotel, then you'll be able to use your MagicBand as the key to your hotel room.

    Guests who are staying at one of the Disney Resort hotels can use their MagicBands to make purchases throughout Walt Disney World Resort that are charged to their hotel room accounts. Unfortunately, there's no way to directly link a Disney Gift Card, or even a regular credit card, to your MagicBand. However, if you are staying in one of the Disney Resort hotels, you can still use your MagicBand to pay for purchases made with your MagicBand!

    All of the purchases made with your MagicBand will be charged to your room account for your Disney Resort hotel reservation, which is generally billed to the credit card linked to your account overnight on the last night of your stay. If you have Disney Gift Cards that you would like to use for your vacation expenses, then you can visit the front desk of your Disney Resort hotel and ask for your gift cards to be applied to your account balance. I recommend that you do this no later than the last full day of your trip so you can apply your gift cards to your balance before it's charged to your credit card.

    If you aren't staying at a Disney Resort hotel, then you won't be able to use your MagicBands for purchases, but you can still use your Disney Gift Cards for your purchases. In fact, you can often purchase Disney Gift Cards attached to wristbands that work really well in keeping your gift card in an easily accessible location, particularly if you're planning on eating and drinking around EPCOT's World Showcase!

    Feel free to come back to see us at planDisney if we can help you again. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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