Teens on attractions
  • On Feb 23, 2022
    Jessica from NJ 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 Disney gift cards to my teens’ magic bands so they can make purchases within their budget?

    Hi there, Jessica! Welcome back to planDisney! I'm so glad you stopped by with another fabulous question.

    Oh my goodness, your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is going to be here before you know it! How excited are you?! I bet you have put together such a fabulous vacation for your family, so I'm sure you will be winning the "Mom of the Year" award from your teenagers before the trip is done!

    I don't know about you, but I still have trouble budgeting myself when I'm visiting Walt Disney World. There is so much delicious food to try and incredible souvenirs to purchase, making it hard to resist overspending just a bit! I can't even imagine how tricky that would be as a growing teen with a hefty appetite! So, I'm so glad to hear you are considering utilizing Disney Gift Cards for their spending in the parks. Disney Gift Cards are the PERFECT way to ensure your teens don't go a little wild and overspend in the many fabulous shops and restaurants. But unfortunately, there is no way to add Disney Gift Cards directly to their Magic Bands. Instead, they would need to carry the Disney Gift Cards to use towards purchases throughout Walt Disney World.

    As an alternative, if you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, they can use their Magic Bands to make purchases that will be charged to your room account. Then, you can keep an eye on their spending using your My Disney Experience app to make sure no one is going over their budget. All you'll need to do is navigate to "Resort Hotel" from the app's menu and then scroll down to "View Charges." From there, you will see the breakdown of all of your charges to date and check to make sure the group is still within budget. Pretty nifty, right?

    Jessica, I hope my answer has been helpful to you! Don't forget that your friends at planDisney are here to help if you have any other questions as you continue to plan your Walt Disney World vacation!

    Have a magical day!
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