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  • On Nov 5, 2008
    Lorinda from TX 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.

    My question is is it a good idea to charge what you buy to your room?

    I think it's really a matter of personal preference.

    During our last vacation, I charged almost 100% of our purchases (including meals) to our room.  For me, it is a very convenient method because I don't have to carry a bulky wallet and risk losing it in the parks.  Nearly all of the shops and restaurants accept a room key for payment but there are a few that do not so you'll want to keep that in mind.

    On the other hand, if you are not a disciplined spender, charging purchases to your room could leave you with a much larger than expected bill at the end of your stay.  Paying more than you planned for would really not be a pleasant way to end your vacation.

    We estimate our meal and souvenir purchases before we ever leave home.  We've never had a problem staying within our budget.  Perhaps that is one of the reasons that charging purchases to our room works out so well for us.  It can be a very convenient way to pay; you just have to decide whether it's the right choice for your spending and vacation habits.
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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