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  • On Jan 7, 2023
    Angela from WV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, first timer here and I was wondering how charging stuff to your room works, especially with a debit card. Do they charge things immediately to your card, or at the end of your trip? Thanks!

    Hey there, Angela! I'm so excited to welcome you to planDisney! Just think of me and my fellow panelists like your personal genies, ready to grant as many wishes (ahem, answers) as you want!

    Angela, before we dive into your first wish and since you're a 1st-time guest to my favorite vacation kingdom, I have to tell you about a fun complimentary souvenir that you can pick up at your Disney Resorts Collection hotel or any Guest Relations location inside the parks... the 1st Visit button! I have saved these buttons from each of my kids' 1st visits and love to remember those special trips every time I look at those buttons. 

    Now, Angela, my family and I often charge food and merchandise to our Disney Resorts Collection hotel room and I'm happy to chat with you about how this works.

    Initially, you'll see an authorization hold charge placed on your account on your check-in day (currently that amount is $100). If you have a vacation shorter than five days, the balance of your account will be charged at check-out. However, if you have a trip that is longer than five days, you'll see the current balance charged to your card (debit or credit) on day five. When my family visits, we love to use Disney Gift Cards and plan in our schedule to visit the front desk every two to three days to pay the balance of our room using the gift card. 

    Angela, I would also encourage you to check out THIS LINK which gives even more information about the credit card policy during your stay.

    I hope this information is helpful as you're looking ahead to your Magical vacation. From Mobile Ordering and snack recommendations to Disney Resort Transportation and every question in between, we are hEAR to help if you have additional needs. 

    Wishing you a truly Magical 1st visit!
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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