Mickey Minnie Halloween Costume
  • On Oct 29, 2019
    Emma from Lancashire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can funds be added to Magic Bands? I won't be staying at a Disney hotel but can they be used to link tickets, make purchases etc or are they linked only if you have a hotel reservation?

    Hi Emma,

    Are you having fun planning a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation for next fall? With so many fantastic special events going on then like Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, you're going to have a BLAST!

    I'm happy to let you know that you'll be able to use a MagicBand to enter the theme parks, check in for your FastPass+ selections, and link your Disney PhotoPass photos back to your My Disney Experience account. However, MagicBands currently only work for paying for purchases if you're staying at a Disney Resort hotel. Because no data is actually stored on the MagicBand itself, every time you use it, it's simply linking back to your information within your My Disney Experience account. Guests with a Disney Resort hotel reservation will have the ability to make charges through their account, but Guests staying elsewhere will need to provide payment at the time of purchase. I have to say...as the mama to five Mouseketeers, I'm a huge fan of MagicBands! Not only are they stylish and fun, but having the ability for my whole crew to access everything they need right on their own wrist makes everything easy peasy for me!

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Emma, and please feel free to come see us again with any other questions you may have as you're planning your trip. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation next fall!

    Missy
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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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