Family at Polynesian Villas and Bungalows
  • On Jan 23, 2022
    Steve from MD 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 pay with my magic band, why doesn't it automatically add my DVC or Annual pass discount?

    Hey there, Steve! Welcome to planDisney! I’m so happy that you’ve stopped by with your vacation planning question. Chatting with a fellow Disney Vacation Club Member and Walt Disney World Annual Passholder always makes my day!

    By the time you read this, Steve, you may be already arriving to Walt Disney World Resort to begin your magical vacation! How exciting! With the 50th Anniversary Celebration and EPCOT International Festival of the Arts under way, there couldn’t be a more perfect time to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth! I actually just returned home from another fantastic vacation at our magical home away from home. Like you, I always use my MagicBand for almost all of my purchases, so I can definitely appreciate this question.

    While there is no way for me to know why DVC or Passholder discounts are not automatically added to our MagicBand purchases, I'm excited to say that it does seem as if the technology is headed in a more automated direction! Now, when you Mobile Order food on the My Disney Experience app from quick-service and even participating table-service restaurants, if a discount is offered, it is automatically applied to your order. Also, I'm SO excited to tell you that you can now skip the lines in several merchandise shops around Walt Disney World Resort by using the "Shop in Store" feature on the My Disney Experience app. While on your home screen, click the plus sign at the bottom of the screen, click "Shop in Store," select your store, shop to your heart's content, then scan your items and check out right on the app! I was thrilled to see that when I checked out on my mobile device, my discount was automatically added! YAY!

    Before your trip, make sure that you have your new digital Disney Vacation Club Membership Card tucked into your digital wallet. If you need help doing so, there are step-by-step instructions and even a video tutorial on how to download your new Card on the Disney Vacation Club website. Also, don't forget your photo ID! Then, you'll be all set to maximize your magic!

    Steve, I'm wishing you the most magical vacation using your most magical Membership! Stop by any time with any of your Disney vacation planning questions.

    I hope to see ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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