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  • On Dec 28, 2021
    Kathleen from FL 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 load my Disney gift card to my account so it can be used for my hotel stay and anything I charge to my magic band?

    Hi Kathleen,

    I'm so excited to hear that you are getting ready for a trip to Walt Disney World Resort! I love using my MagicBand for charging during our vacations because it's so convenient to pay for things with just a touch of my MagicBand. Unfortunately, Disney Gift Cards can't be linked to your Disney Resort hotel account and you must link a credit card to your account. However, you can still use your Disney Gift Card to pay for the charges on your account.

    Simply head to the front desk of your Disney Resort hotel and let them know you would like to use your Disney Gift Card to pay down your account balance. Keep in mind that your account is generally settled (and your credit card is automatically charged) on the final night of your stay, so I recommend you visit the front desk a day or two before you head home so you can use your gift cards.

    I actually did this just a few weeks ago during our vacation! I used multiple Disney Gift Cards to pay our account balance and it was a quick and easy process at the front desk. Plus, I didn't need to worry about retrieving my gift cards all the time during our trip because both my husband and I could make purchases with our MagicBands.

    Be sure to come back to see us at planDisney if you have any additional questions as your trip approaches. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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