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  • On Jan 28, 2023
    Kate 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.

    Can you link a credit card to a Magic Band Plus if you aren't staying at a Disney resort?

    Hey howdy hey, Kate, and welcome to planDisney!

    I just received my ''Partners'' Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary MagicBand+ and I’m so excited to use it at Walt Disney World Resort for the first time to interact with the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection before the 50th Anniversary Celebration comes to a close in March.

    Kate, in order to link a credit card to your MagciBand+, the credit card must be linked to a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel room reservation. So, unfortunately, that won’t be an option if you are staying at another hotel in the Orlando area. But, you can still use other magical features, like special interactions with fireworks, the Fab 50 collection and more!

    And, as a fellow Guest who has stayed in other hotels from time to time, I have some good news! There are other ways you can streamline your time at The Most Magical Place on Earth no matter where you stay. On your mobile device, make sure you download the My Disney Experience app and link it to your My Disney Experience account. You can then link your MagicBand+ and use it to access your theme park tickets at the park entrance and tap into Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane entrances.

    And, now that your My Disney Experience app is ready to go, you can store your credit card in the app and use it to make Mobile Food and Beverage Orders and Merchandise Mobile Checkout at many merchandise locations throughout the Resort. It's a whole new world with so many options to make the most of your vacation time by spending less time waiting in line!

    I hope this information is helpful, Kate. If you have more questions about how to maximize the magic of your next Walt Disney World vacation, please stop back by and let me and my planDisney pals know!

    Wishing you many magical memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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