• On Jul 14, 2020
    Trey 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 I use a magic band to purchase items at Disney without it being linked to a Disney resort?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Trey! 

    Currently, you must be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel to use your MagicBand to purchase food and merchandise items at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, Theme Parks, and Disney Springs. To use this convenient feature, you must have a credit or debit card linked to your room reservation in your My Disney Experience account and set your PIN. If you wish to pay for your charges with another form of payment, such as a Disney gift card or cash, visit your hotel's front desk the night before you check out to pay your balance.

    Being able to charge to your MagicBand is just one of the numerous benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel! You also receive free transportation from your hotel to any of the Theme parks and Disney Springs! There are three resort categories to fit any budget. Whether you stay at a value, moderate, or deluxe hotel - all are uniquely themed and full of Disney magic! 

    Have a magical day, Trey!
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Meet the Panelist: Rachel, Wisconsin

Hi, I’m Rachel! I am a “boy mom” to two rowdy little men at home and married to my high school sweetheart. I am fortunate enough that my prince charming loves all things Disney just as much as I do! For me, planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be just as magical as being there. It brings our family together as we dream, plan, and count down the days. I would be honored to help plan your visit and share in your family’s very own magic! Learn More About Rachel

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