• On Nov 4, 2018
    Alysson from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How do the Magic Bands work? Does it charge your card with every purchase or does it build up a balance and then charge the card?

    Hi Alysson and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m so glad you stopped by with your question about my favorite accessory when I visit the Walt Disney World Resort, the MagicBand!

    Your Magicband holds all the information you need when visiting the most magical place on earth. It gives you quick access to all the information you have in your My Disney Experience account! Things like theme park tickets, FastPass+ selections, and if you’re a guest at a Disney Resort hotel, the band even serves as your room key!

    Disney Resort hotel guests are able to make charges using their bands. It’s just one of the many benefits of staying within the magic! That’s because any and all charges you make using your band, will go back to your Disney Resort hotel room bill. Any credit card you have placed on file will pay for those charges at the end of your stay. 

    Making a purchase is as easy as tapping your band to a Mickey sensor! When using your band to pay for something, Cast Members will ask you to tap your band to a sensor and enter a pin number. That’s all! No need to carry credit cards or cash around with you during your adventures at the theme parks. 

    Alysson, if you have any Disney Gift Cards you would like to use during your next visit, you can call (407) 939-5277 to speak to a Resort Reservation Specialist. You can add those gift card balances as a credit to your Disney Resort hotel bill. This way, any purchases you make will first be covered by gift cards and if you have a balance, the credit card on file will take care of the rest.

    I hope this information is helpful to you. Feel free to come back to see us anytime if you have any additional questions! Helping you plan your next magical stay 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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