• On Feb 19, 2019
    Lori from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you load gift cards onto a Magic Band and just use for purchasing food and merchandise while on Disney properties?

    Hi Lori and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m excited to know that you have a Spring time visit to the Walt Disney World Resort in the works! 

    Disney Gift Cards can be used to pay for Disney Resort hotel stays, theme park tickets, merchandise and dining anywhere within the Walt Disney World Resort. 

    When you’re a guest at a Disney Resort hotel, you can use the magical dollars on Disney Gift Cards to apply additional funds to your Disney Resort hotel account. Which would cover purchases that you make with your MagicBand during your stay.  

    The easiest way to add those dollars, is by calling (407) 939-5277 to speak with a Resort Reservation Specialist. Let them know you’d like to use your gift cards as a credit on your account. Any charges made with your MagicBand will go directly to your Disney Resort hotel bill and will be covered by those magical dollars. 

    Cast Members at the check-in area will also be happy to help you with this process when you’re checking in to your Disney Resort hotel. 

    Remember that you can use more than one gift card balance at a time, and you can also allocate dollars to each person linked to your account. For example, you can link different gift cards or credit cards to specific MagicBands belonging to different people in your party. This process is very popular when adults share a room but would like their individual charges to be charged to a specific credit card and not necessarily the one used to reserve the stay. 

    Lori, I hope this information is helpful to you. Helping you with all the details of your next visit is our pleasure!

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Meet the Panelist: Veronica, Florida

Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a planDisney Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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