• On Jul 22, 2020
    Jenna from CA 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.

    Hi! Is it possible to charge to my room from the various shops/restaurants around WDW if I am staying at the Swan or Dolphin hotel?

    Hi Jenna!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am very happy to see that you are planning your vacation during the Christmas season - this is one of my favourite times of the year to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I love all the Christmas decorations which make Walt Disney World Resort seem even more magical, if that is possible!

    There are many Disney benefits available to you while staying at the Walt Disney World Swan and Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotels, but unfortunately using a MagicBand to make charges to your room is not currently an option.  However, there are many good reasons to choose to stay at these hotels, not least the location!  You will be within walking distance of Disney's BoardWalk, with all the dining and entertainment to enjoy.  You can also take a stroll to the International Gateway entrance of EPCOT, where you will also find a Disney Skyliner station for easy transportation to Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Buses will take you to all the theme parks, or you can take a short cruise on a Friendship Boat to EPCOT or Disney's Hollywood Studios.  

    Shula's Steak House is one of my all-time favourite restaurants at Walt Disney World and, in my opinion, serves the best steak on property!  

    If you wish to purchase a MagicBand for linking your theme park admission to your My Disney Experience account, you may do this.  There is a wide selection of MagicBands, including limited editions, available for purchase at full price at select stores around the theme parks and at Disney Springs.   Have a look in Mouse Gear at EPCOT,  Emporium on Main Street U.S.A. and Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. at Magic Kingdom Park, and World of Disney and Marketplace Co-Op - D-Tech on Demand at Disney Springs for a great selection. You can also order them online from shopDisney.  It's definitely worth having a look there, as I have found some lovely designs that I am still enjoying wearing on my holidays at Walt Disney World Resort.

    During the phased re-opening of Walt Disney World, we may need a little more considered and careful planning, but our vacations to Walt Disney World Resort can still be a magical experience.  Please read this information about Returning to a World of Magic, and keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest official updates as they are announced.

    We know you have many questions about what this all means for your upcoming visit.  Please know we are working to be able to answer your questions as quickly as possible, and we look forward to providing an update as soon as we have more information to share.  Come back and ask as many questions as you like!  We are always happy to help you plan your vacation.

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

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