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  • On Nov 17, 2023
    Susan from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My question is about using Magic Bands for charging things back to the room while in the parks. Instead of adding a credit card for these charges can we have Disney gift cards put on file for charges instead?

    Hi Susan and welcome back to planDisney!

    We love to use MagicBands for our Walt Disney World vacations!  They add a little extra convenience since we can use them to enter the theme parks, enter Lightning Lane attraction queues, open our Disney Resort hotel room door and pay for merchandise and Disney dining.  There is no need to dig around in your pockets or bag for various cards when the magic is right on your wrist!

    Disney gift cards are a great way to pay for your Walt Disney World vacation!  We like to save them up to use on our purchases while we are there.  You can certainly use them to pay for things you charge to your room folio account, but a traditional credit card is still required to be linked to your room reservation.  When we are using our Disney gift cards to pay for our room balance, we head to the front desk every evening to pay off anything that we charged during the day so we can start fresh in the morning.  

    Disney gift cards are especially helpful when making purchases through the My Disney Experience mobile app for Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering and Merchandise Mobile Checkout.  These two features cannot currently be charged back to a room account, so it's handy to have a Disney gift card to plug in for easy payment.  I like to keep the gift card number copied to a notes app in my phone so I can just copy and paste the number when I am ready to make a purchase.

    Please stop back by and visit if you have any additional vacation planning questions.

    Have a magical day!
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