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  • On Jan 5, 2020
    Stephen Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My Family are planning to come again next year for Christmas. Could we transfer money to my account instead of us having a Pre-Paid cash card and linking my account to that card? We had a lot of issues with the PrePaid card this year and would prefer cash

    Hi Stephen!

    Welcome back!  It's great to see a familiar name returning to ask another question.   I am thrilled you are finding our vacation planning advice useful as you chart out your magical holiday.   I hope you have an unforgettable trip.

    To answer your question, you cannot add cash directly to your MagicBand in order to have charging privileges.  In order to charge anything to your MagicBand you must have a credit card added to your account when you check into your Disney Resort hotel, either online or when you arrive.  If you do not add a credit card you will not be able to charge to your MagicBand.  My suggestion is to purchase Disney Gift Cards.   These gift cards can be used to pay for meals, buy souvenirs and even pay for Walt Disney World tickets.  Disney Gift Cards are easy to carry to the park eliminating the need to carry cash.  If I have trips on the horizon I will often buy a Disney Gift Card on each trip I take to the grocery store and save them up to use on our vacations.   I call it my Disney Savings Plan.

    I hope this has helped to give you some ideas.  If you think of anything else we can assist you with, please stop by again.  

    Dream as Dreamers Do,

    Jen
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Alabama

Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call the Gulf Coast of Alabama home. I am a mom to 2 rowdy Pirates and a beautiful teenage Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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