• On Apr 11, 2021
    Paula from AL 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 Disney gift card to a MagicBand for purchases while in the park if you are NOT staying at a Disney Resort location?

    Hi Paula,

    Your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth is, in the words of Pocahontas, "Just around the riverbend!" I bet you're practically bursting with excitement and anticipation! I'm excited FOR you!

    While you'll be able to enter the theme parks, link your Disney PhotoPass photos to your account, and even find personalized surprises at various spots around the theme parks with your MagicBand, the ability to charge any retail or dining purchases to a MagicBand is reserved for guests staying in the magic with Disney Resorts Collection. There is currently no way for Guests staying elsewhere to enter payment information to link to a MagicBand. I love hearing that you're planning to use a Disney Gift Card during your visit, though. They're so convenient, and I love being able to check my balance online anytime I need to.

    With your visit so soon, I hope you find the informative Know Before You Go pages helpful. They'll walk you through what to expect under the phased reopening, and make sure you're well prepared for your visit. Of course, you are visiting during the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, so I'd also encourage you to check out the tips my fellow planDisney panelists and I shared regarding this incredible special event. (Here's a hint...come hungry!)

    Thanks so much for visiting us at planDisney, Paula, and please come back and see us again if we can help with anything else. I hope you have a truly magical vacation next month!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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