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  • On Sep 24, 2019
    April from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can I link a credit card to my magic band to make in park purchases if I’m not staying at a Disney resort?

    Hi April!

    Thanks for dropping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm sure you must be so excited knowing your Walt Disney World Resort vacation begins in a few short days!

    This is a great question! At this time, only Guests registered at a Disney Resort hotel are able to use a MagicBand to charge purchases to a credit card. This service is only available if they have linked their MagicBand to a credit card during check-in.

    However, as I'm sure you know, your MagicBand still allows you to enter the parks with your ticket or Annual Pass, use the FastPass+ service and link Disney PhotoPass photos to your My Disney Experience account.

    I couldn't be more excited for you! You are visiting Walt Disney World Resort at such a fun time of the year! Enjoy every moment!

    Thanks so much for sharing your question with the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Please let me know if you need any other information as you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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