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

    When I do a hotel mobile check in at the Grand Californian Hotel will I be charged already on my debit or credit card?

    Howdy, Michelle!

    Welcome Home and welcome to planDisney! How exciting that your magical Disney vacation is just around the riverbend.  Don't you just love the home away from home feeling of Disney Vacation Club Resorts? The serenity and elegance of Disney's Grand Californian Resort & Spa is simply a lovely way to relax and reset during your Disney vacation. It's one of my favorite Disney Vacation Club Resorts.

    Michelle, if you have purchased a Disneyland Vacation Package, payment is due 30 days prior to arrival.  Typically, you need to make that payment manually by either paying the balance online or calling Disney Guest Services.  However, if you are a Disney Vacation Club Member and used your DVC Vacation Points to pay for your room, these Vacation Points will already have been taken to cover the cost of the room. 

    Then, when you set up your Disneyland app and begin your mobile check-in, there is an option to add either your credit card or your debit card for incidental expenses. Here you can decide which payment method is better for you.  Once you check in, sometimes there is an "authorization hold" amount put on your card. This amount is usually around $100 and is for estimated incidental expenses.  If there is any remaining balance on your account upon checkout, this payment method will be charged after checkout. 

    I hope this helps you, Michelle!  If you have any further Disney vacation planning questions, stop back and see me here, and I'll be so happy to help you.

    Ta Ta For Now,
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Meet the Panelist: Keri, Massachusetts

Hi there, I'm Keri from Massachusetts, a wife and mom to preteen twins and a teen. Since my first magical visit to Walt Disney World at age three, I've loved all things Disney. My husband found his passion for pixie dust on our honeymoon and his first visit to a Disney park. Soon after, we joined Disney Vacation Club, which has afforded us unforgettable family vacations for the last 20 years. Disney Vacation Club has helped us create our most magical vacation memories. I can't wait to help you plan yours. Learn More About Keri

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