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  • On Apr 19, 2024
    Matthew from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm staying at the Dolphin. Can I still use my magic band for room opening, as well as park entrance and dining while in the parks? Also, how can I apply Disney gift cards to my magic band?

    Hi Matthew,

    You are going to have a wonderful experience staying at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel. The resort is incredibly convenient and offers incentives like the ability to walk to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios from your front door! My favorite thing about this hotel is the accessibility of multiple Disney World Resort hotels for shopping and dining galore.

    A MagicBand+ is a great option to use instead of your cell phone or having physical tickets to manage. You can simply tap it to use your theme park admission tickets, link PhotoPass Photos, check in at Lighting Lane entrances, and pay for all of your purchases. Unfortunately, you can only use it for your hotel room key if you are staying at an official Disney Resort property. Since the Dolphin Hotel is not a Disney Resort Collection hotel, you will be able to use the MagicBand+ for everything else besides your room key. The Dolphin Hotel is a Marriott property so you will utilize their room key system for room entry.

    At this time, only credit or debit cards can be added to your My Disney Experience account. However, it is super easy to make purchases in the app using a Disney Gift Card. After you have made all of your selections and are ready to check out, simply scroll to the bottom of the "Order Summary" page. At the bottom of the page you will tap "Use a Different Payment Method" and then "Disney Gift Card." Select the "Add a Card" option and finally choose "Disney Gift Card." Once you have navigated here you will be able to either scan your gift card or manually enter the information to complete your order. The My Disney Experience app is easy to use for purchasing things like Genie+, Mobile Food and Beverage Orders, and Merchandise Mobile Checkout. Keep in mind that the app is made to be user intuitive so don't hesitate to play around with it a little. I promise you will have the hang of navigating all of the technology at Disney World in no time!

    Happy Planning,
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