Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Dec 29, 2021
    James 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 I link disney reward cards and disney gift cards to a magic band if I don't stay in disney owned resort?

    Welcome to planDisney, James!

    MagicBands are my favorite all-in-one vacation accessory!  They can be used to access theme park admission tickets, redeem Lightning Lane reservations, and connect Disney PhotoPass photos to your My Disney Experience account.  Guests who are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel can even use their MagicBand to unlock their hotel room door and charge purchases to their room folio.  The folio balance will then be charged to the credit card on file provided at check-in.  Guests who wish to use a Disney Gift Card or a Disney Rewards Redemption Card from Disney Visa may visit the front desk at their resort to apply the card to their balance.

    At this time, Guests who are not staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel cannot use MagicBands for charging privileges.  But, I have great news for you, James!  Disney Gift Cards and Disney Rewards Redemption Cards can be used as payment methods when placing mobile food and beverage orders in the My Disney Experience mobile app!  I enter the card number as a note on my phone so I can just copy and paste instead of typing it in each time I place an order.  This makes it very convenient to use my Disney Rewards as my snack budget!

    I hope that helps!  Please stop by planDisney again with any additional questions you may have.  Enjoy your vacation!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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