• On Aug 5, 2018
    Ema from Staffordshire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am going to purchase a magicband but I won’t be staying at a Disney hotel. Can I still add a credit card to it at one of the parks so I can use it for paying with?

    Hi Emma!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It sounds like you are getting ready for a magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort and I'm happy to help you with your plans. MagicBands are such a wonderful addition to a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. It's so nice to have access to your theme park tickets, FastPass+ reservations and Memory Maker account with just the touch of your wrist!

    Guests who are staying at a Disney Resort hotel can also use their MagicBands to make purchases at restaurants and shops around Walt Disney World Resort. When purchasing using a MagicBand, these charges are automatically applied to their hotel room account. Unfortunately, there is no way for Guests to directly attach a form of payment, such as a credit card or a Disney Gift Card, to their MagicBand. So since you are not staying at a Disney Resort hotel, unfortunately you will not be able to use your MagicBand to make purchases during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    Be sure to download the My Disney Experience Mobile App to use during your vacation since it's my favorite way to manage my vacation plans during a trip! Let us know if you have additional questions as you continue planning. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!


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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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