MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Nov 23, 2023
    Jennifer from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I have multiple friends in one room. Can we use Magic Band or room charge for meals / souvenirs and have multiple credit cards attached to same room for payment? Any other solutions where we won't need to carry credit or gift cards around?

    Hi Jennifer! I'm so happy you reached out to us again to get your question answered. We always love to help answer Guests' Disney vacation planning questions!

    When I celebrated a milestone birthday at the Walt Disney World Resort, I hosted my family in a beautiful 2-bedroom villa at Disney's BoardWalk Villas. Since there were multiple families in the room and we each wanted to pay for our own meals and souvenirs, we wanted our MagicBands to be connected to our own credit cards. So, that's what we did...and that's what you can do too!

    When checking into your Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, the lead Guest on the reservation must use a credit card for any charges to the room. This is the payment method that will be debited for anything charged to the room at the end of the resort stay. However, when you arrive at the resort, you can each visit the Front Desk with your MagicBands and credit cards and a friendly Cast Member can attach the correct credit card to the corresponding MagicBand. This way, every time each person taps their MagicBand to pay, it will be added to their balance. Then, their credit card will be charged for their own expenses at the end of the trip.

    While you cannot connect a Disney Gift Card to your MagicBand, if you don't want to carry your gift cards around, you can charge items to your MagicBand, and then at some point before the last day of your vacation, you can usually ask a Front Desk Cast Member to use your gift card(s) to pay down your balance. Otherwise, the full amount charged to the band will be charged to your credit card and you won't be able to use the gift card.

    Jennifer, I know that your travel party doesn't want to carry credit cards around when you're at the theme parks. However, while I always use my MagicBand to pay for items, I also ensure that I carry around my identification, one credit card, one debit card, and a little cash. Although very rare, there are times when the system used to charge MagicBands is unavailable and I would hate for you to not have an alternative method of payment while waiting (the usually short time) for it to come back up. While I have never personally experienced this, I know it has happened before and I do not want you to have to wait to pay for your delicious snacks or exciting souvenirs!

    If you have any other questions leading up to your vacation to the Most Magical Place on Earth, please reach out to me directly. Ask me some questions, I'll get you some answers!

    This is more than I could ever dream possible,
    Matt
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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