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  • On Jun 4, 2023
    Kellie from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    July trip: If I purchase Magicbands and I've set up managed accounts for my minor children, can I make it so they can open our resort room but not be able to charge purchases to our room? Also, could I link a separate gift card to each of their bands?

    Hi Kellie, 

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for asking us a question!

    I manage my son’s My Disney Experience profile too. He absolutely LOVES having a MagicBand and being able to open our Disney Resorts Collection hotel room door at the end of the day. I remember one trip where he kept going in-and-out of the room, just to “test” his MagicBand! 

    Based on my experience, you can absolutely set up your children’s MagicBands so that they can open your hotel room’s door but not grant them charging privileges. You should be able to set that up via Online Check In, but if it doesn’t work, please visit your Resort’s Front Desk for assistance.

    As for linking a Disney Gift Card to their MagicBands, unfortunately that isn’t available for the moment. The only way to allow them to use a gift card with their MagicBands would be to allow them to have charging privileges and then pay off their charges at the Front Desk with their MagicBands. The good news is that your Guest Folio does say who charged what, so you should be able to track their purchases pretty easily, after the fact.

    If you don’t want to grant them charging privileges at all but you’re worried about them losing their gift cards, you can get them a Disney Gift Card that is on an elastic bracelet. I’ve seen them frequently at EPCOT’s festivals and I’ve sometimes found them at Disney Springs. You’ll be able to keep track of it by always making sure that they’re on your kiddos’ wrists, right beside their MagicBand!

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions.

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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