• On Sep 29, 2016
    Courtney from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I link a credit card to my magic band, when do those charges incur? Will they be charged to my room and then I pay the balance when I check out. Also, could I pay every other day to keep the charge to a minimum?

    Hi, Courtney!

    While on our Disney vacation, I find it so much fun to be able to just tap Mickey to Mickey to buy my favorite snacks or a gift! Just know that when using your Magic Band to make purchases, charges will appear immediately on your resort bill. 

    A strategy of mine is to check the bill each night before settling down in my room. I stop by the front desk of the resort and ask the Cast Member to print all of my charges for the day. I made sure to pay the balance each night, to make sure that I stay on top of my family's spending. By paying the balance each night, I ensure that no charges are permanently placed on my credit or debit. 

    If you'd like, you can pay the balance every other day, or upon checkout. It's entirely your decision and what is best to help you maintain your budget.

    Enjoy your upcoming vacation! If you have more questions before you depart or while you're there, visit with us again! The other moms, dads, and I are so excited to help you!

    Happy planning,

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My love for all things Disney developed at the age of three from my parents. Today, my Prince, Princess, husband, and extended family share my passion for Walt Disney World too. I am excited to share my passion with you, as I help you plan your next Disney vacation.  Learn More About Korliss

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