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  • On Jul 2, 2019
    Candy from IA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family is going to Walt Disney World at the end of July. I thought I had seen somewhere about adding gift cards to the magic bands? Is that something we are able to do? Thank you

    Hi Candy!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just around the corner and I'm sure you are counting down the sleeps until your magical vacation! You have picked a fantastic time to visit because there are so many new things at the theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs for you to enjoy. Be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog as you finalize your plans so you can get the latest news and announcements.

    MagicBands are an awesome addition to your Walt Disney World Resort vacation because they will make your trip so easy! You will have access to your theme park tickets, FastPass+ reservations and Memory Maker account with just the touch of your MagicBand. If you will be staying at a Disney Resort hotel, then you will also be able to use your MagicBand to make charges back to your room account. Unfortunately, there is no way to charge directly to a Disney Gift Card with your MagicBand, but you can use Disney Gift Cards to pay your hotel room account. If you are not staying at a Disney Resort hotel, then you will not be able to make purchases using your MagicBand.

    Actually, I almost always use Disney Gift Cards to pay for at least part of my Disney Resort hotel room account, which contains all of the charges we have made with our MagicBands. Keep in mind that you will still need to provide a credit card for your account, so you will need to visit the front desk of your Disney Resort hotel to pay for your room charges using your Disney Gift Cards. Be sure that you pay down your account with your Gift Cards no later than the evening before your check-out date as your credit card will be charged overnight before you check out.

    Let us know if we can help you again as you get ready for your trip! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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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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