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  • On Apr 29, 2023
    Tiffany from AZ 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 your magic band plus if you are not staying at a Disney resort?

    Hello there, Tiffany!

    I’m so glad you found planDisney before your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation because you’ve got a friend in me. I love using the latest Disney technology to make advanced dining reservations via the My Disney Experience app, make lightning lane selections using Disney Genie+ Service, and enter my Walt Disney World Resort hotel room with the My Disney Experience app. 

    Unfortunately, only Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel can link MagicBands directly to a credit card. This feature is super convenient for Resort Guests since the MagicBand will be linked to your hotel account, and Resort Guests can put their credit card on file to use the MagicBand for purchases. I also like that Disney makes this process safe by requiring a 4-digit PIN every time you make a purchase. 

    To see what other features are available with your MagicBand+, MagicBand, and Disney MagicMobile Service, I like to review the “Compare Features” table that appears three-quarters of the way down the MagicBand+ website. This table easily shows you what is possible with these different devices. 

    I’m sorry this isn’t the news you were hoping for, but feel free to follow up if you need anything else or if you’re looking for recommendations for your upcoming vacation!

    May the magic be with you!

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Meet the Panelist: Melanie, Maryland

Hello there! I'm Melanie - a Walt Disney World Resort-loving Jersey girl living in Maryland with my Jedi Brewmaster husband and Bluey lookalike dog. Before I was even born, I grew up taking multigenerational vacations with my family at Disney's Beach Club Resort. The Disney force has grown stronger in my family since we took an adults-only voyage aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Whether you want to feel like a Disney Princess or a Jedi-in-training, I can't wait to help you plan a harmonious vacation. Learn More About Melanie

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