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  • On Sep 7, 2015
    Diane from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Magic Band purchases? I wasn't planning on charging everything with my magic bands like popcorn drinks or a few gifts Does my magic band automatically charge? In other words do I need any money at Disney World?

    Hi Diane!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Magic Bands can allow you to explore all around the Walt Disney World Resort without needing to carry anything else.  Your room key, park tickets, FastPass+ reservations, and payment information is all stored on your band.  

    However, you don't have to have a credit card linked to your band if you prefer not to.  That is totally up to you.  You will create a PIN number to use when purchasing things with the band.  Obviously, if you lost your band, you wouldn't want anyone to be able to use it, so that is why you have a secret PIN.  

    I do link a card to my band while at Disney, BUT, I also carry another form of payment when I am at the parks.  It has never happened to me, but I know that there could be possible technical glitches that would interfere with the bands working.  Even though I don't anticipate that happening, I also want to be prepared. I either carry some cash, a debit/credit card, or a Disney Gift Card with me as a backup to the Magic Band process.

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions.  
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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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