• On May 29, 2017
    Terry from Kent Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm visiting in July, my first visit since magic bands introduced. How does charging purchases with the magic band work? Will the cost come from my linked card right away, or does it come off at check-out? Can i used gift cards to reduce the balance?

    Hi Terry!

    MagicBands make vacations at Walt Disney World so much easier!  I love being able to open my Resort room door with just a touch of my wrist.  No more keeping track of everyone's tickets for park entry and they make entering the FastPass+ attraction queue quick and easy.  

    Charging with them is super simple as well!  Any purchases you make using your MagicBand will go to your room charge account.  This does not get charged to your credit card on file until early morning on your check-out day.  If you'd like to pay your balance using Disney Gift Cards or another form of payment, you'll need to do that the night prior to checking out.  I save up gift cards to use on my vacations, so I like to pay off my balance with them before my credit card is charged.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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