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  • On Jun 22, 2023
    Liz from FL 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 off-site but would like to use my MagicBand to pay for shopping and dining at the Polynesian and Grand Floridian. Can I do that if I link my credit card to my MagicBand?

    Hiya, Liz!  

    How exciting, your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is quickly approaching! There’s so much to experience this summer as we celebrate #AlltheDisneyThrills. One of my personal favorite “Disney thrills” is resort hopping and making a fun visit to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa for their great shopping and dining experiences. I’m happy to help you understand what’s possible for making these purchases.

    When you link a credit card to your My Disney Experience account, it’s associated with a Disney Resort Collection Hotel stay to capture purchases made to your resort folio. Your MagicBand is one of several ways to access all your vacation entitlements kept within your My Disney Experience account, but the credit card isn’t on the band itself. When you stay offsite, you can’t use the MagicBand or Disney MagicMobile for charging purchases, but you can continue to access other aspects of your vacation with this fun accessory.  

    You can use a credit card directly for purchases at these resorts or a Disney Gift Card or Disney Rewards Redemption Card. You may also use Apple Pay for a quick way to scan payment without presenting a physical card.

    While I adore the Disney Resorts Collection hotels, I’ve also stayed offsite many times and enjoy the flexibility and variety of experiences these stays offer. I hope you’re able to stop by Disney Springs for another way to enjoy the magic and make fun purchases without entering a theme park.  

    Be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for any new seasonal treats available throughout the theme parks and resorts during your stay; Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa often feature one of these special treats when available.  

    Please let us know what else we can help clarify for you, Liz! We'd love to help you have the best trip ever, so stop by anytime.  

    Wishing you a magical vacation,  
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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