• On Sep 21, 2017
    Carrie from NJ 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.

    Do Disney hotels put a hold on your credit/debit card when you check in? Also, when do your magic bands arrive?

    Hey Carrie!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am thrilled to answer your questions! Please keep sending us your excellent questions while planning your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    Carrie, Walt Disney World Resort hotels will not place holds on the credit or debit card you add to your Resort hotel account at the time of check in. However, the credit or debit card you place on file will be automatically charged once you reach a certain pre-set limit.You can inquire about the current pre-set limits at the time of check in. During my most recent visit these limits were $500 for Value Resort hotels, $1,000 for Moderate Resort hotels, and $1,500 for Deluxe Resort hotels. If you are approaching this limit but do not wish to have it charged to your credit or debit card, I suggest visiting the Front Desk and paying off your balance with cash.

    MagicBand orders are fulfilled and shipped approximately 11 days after you complete customizing them. This is why it is recommended that you customize your MagicBands at least 11 days in advance of your vacation if you wish to receive them at home.  If you do not receive your MagicBands before you have to travel to Walt Disney World Resort, or prefer to pick them up when you arrive, you will be provided with MagicBands when you check in to your Disney Resort hotel. If you customize them online but do not have them shipped, they will be personalized upon check in. If you do not customize them in advance, you will receive plain gray MagicBands without any customization inside of them.

    Carrie, I hope I have been thorough in answering your questions. If you have any additional inquiries please visit the Moms Panel again.

    With a Sprinkling of Pixie Dust,

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Welcome home! I'm Priscila, native Floridian, lifelong Disney fan, and mom to two of my very own Disney Princesses! I'm passionate about all things Disney and as an Annual Passholder I visit Walt Disney World Resort often. I'm honored to be sharing my knowledge with you while on the planDisney panel. With a sprinkling of Pixie Dust, I'm ready to help you plan an unforgettable vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. In the words of Walt Disney himself, "To all who come to this happy place, welcome!" Learn More About Priscila

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