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  • On May 12, 2023
    Justin from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do the magic band charges work? Going Monday through Friday, and unfortunately money got a little tight until the day before check out. Do they run a tab basically that charges at the end of the stay? That would be so helpful to cover food for 4 days.

    Welcome to planDisney, Justin! Thanks so much for coming to us with your question today. Charging purchases to my MagicBand+ is one of my favorite perks of staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel. It's so easy to just tap your wrist to pay for your food and souvenirs that I wish I could do it when I come home from vacation!

    Typically, any charges that you made with your MagicBand will post to your method of payment very early on the morning that you check out. You get an e-mail when your charges are posted and I just double-checked mine from my last few visits and it came around 2:00 a.m. on the day I left. So, when you go to bed on your last night at your Resort Hotel, your method of payment will be charged that night. This is subject to change at any time, so double-check with the Front Desk when you check in for the most up-to-date information. 

    There are a few things to remember about your stored payment method when you're staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel. When you check in, they will place a hold on your card for $100, and at any time, the hold may increase but will not exceed your total balance due plus $100. Once you check out and your payment has been settled, the holds will be removed from your card and not processed. Finally, if you're staying longer than five nights, the balance on your room folio will automatically charge to your saved method of payment every fifth day of your stay and then the final time after checkout. 

    I hope this answers your question, Justin, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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