• On Dec 11, 2021
    Kathy from NJ 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 purchase a Magic band through Disney.com for a friend. Can they add money to it so they can use it at Disney World on their trip

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Kathy!

    Thank you for stopping by with a great question about MagicBands! Your friend is indeed lucky to have a pal like you. I am sure their visit to the Walt Disney World Resort will be even more magical because of you!

    Your friend will be able to use their MagicBand to enter the theme parks and water parks with valid admission and link Disney PhotoPass content to My Disney Experience. However, only Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel can use a MagicBand to charge food and merchandise purchases to their room. In addition, because you cannot add money credit to a MagicBand, Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel must have a valid credit or debit card associated with their reservation. 

    If your friend is staying at a Disney Resort hotel, I recommend giving them a Disney Gift Card, and this way, they can stop by Front Desk the evening of check-out and use it to pay for purchases charged to their room. If they are not staying at a Disney Resort hotel, I still recommend giving them a Disney eGift Card. They add the eCard to their digital wallet and use their mobile device, like a smartwatch, to pay for food and merchandise, including orders placed with Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering.

    It was a pleasure answering your question. Kathy! Come back to visit us if you have additional questions and have a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

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