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  • On Dec 26, 2019
    Karla from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If we are not staying at a resort, can we still link a credit card to the magic bands?

    Hi Karla!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just around the corner, so I know you're getting excited about your trip! There are quite a few exciting new things headed to the theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs in time for your vacation, so be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for the latest news about all of the magic you will be able to enjoy during your visit.

    MagicBands are a fantastic addition to a Walt Disney World Resort vacation because it's so nice to have access to your theme park tickets, FastPass+ reservations and Memory Maker account with just the touch of your MagicBand. Guests who are staying at a Disney Resort hotel are also able to make purchases throughout Walt Disney World Resort that are charged to their room account. Unfortunately, there is no way to directly link a credit card or a Disney Gift Card to your MagicBand, so if you are not staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you won't be able to use your MagicBands for purchases during your vacation.

    Even without charging access, MagicBands are still a fantastic addition to your trip. I love that I don't have to retrieve our admission cards throughout a theme park day because everyone can use their MagicBands at touchpoints at theme park and attraction entrances, as well as when visiting Disney PhotoPass photographers. Plus, you will receive exclusive photos and videos automatically added to your account when you enjoy attractions while wearing your MagicBand!

    Karla, come back to see us if we can answer additional questions for you as your vacation approaches. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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