• On Jul 13, 2017
    Courtney from NJ 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.

    Is it possible to link Disney gift cards to my magic band?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Courtney! 

    Thank you so much for sending us your excellent question. If you're like me, you've been collecting Disney Gift Cards in advance of your vacation to help cover some of your expenses while visiting the most magical place on earth. It's a strategy I love to use, so I am happy to be helping you today. 

    Guests are not yet able to link a Disney Gift Card to their My Disney Experience Account as a method of payment when using MagicBands. However, that could one day magically be an option - stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog should it become available. Here are my tips on being able to use your MagicBand in conjunction with Disney Gift Cards: 

    • Link a valid credit card to your My Disney Experience Account. This will need to be done to activate your MagicBand for charging.

    • Use your MagicBand for all your purchases while vacationing. Then, simply stop by the front desk of your Walt Disney World® Resort hotel to pay down your account with your Disney Gift Cards. Make sure to do this every third day, resorts charge the credit card on file every 72 hours.

    What I love most about this strategy is that I don't have to keep up with my gift cards while I am out-and-about and I'm able to make sure the entire amount on the card is used. So many times I've come home from vacation to find leftover cards that still have a few dollars or cents on them.

    Also, if you plan to travel with multiple cards, visit Disneygiftcard.com! This website allows you to manage your gift cards by transferring balances onto just one card. 

    I hope these tips help, Courtney! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly with any additional questions you may have. 

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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