EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 24, 2008
    Corey from IA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning a trip to WDW in 2009 and was wondering how do the room key purchases work, and do you have to use a credit card? We don't like to use our cc unless we have to.

    When you check in to your room, you will be given the option to put a credit card onto your room key.  If you prefer not to do that, it is not a problem. 

    If you'd like to take advantage of that option, your room key will have 2 "identities:"  room key and credit card.  When you purchase something, a cast member will use your key just as if it were a Visa or Mastercard.  I should share that you can also decide to have only certain room keys have a credit card placed on them.

    We need to travel on a budget, so we never place a credit card on our room key to avoid any temptations.  However, I do make sure that our room is paid in full before we arrive so that it makes checking out simple -- that is, I don't need to make any final payments on our last day and don't need to stop by the main desk.

    Have a wonderful trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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