• On Aug 6, 2018
    Dave from WV 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.

    If we receive gift cards as gifts, can/do we load them onto our magic bands or do we carry them around and use them. Also, if my teens get Disney gift cards as gifts, can they have them loaded to each magic bands away from the main account?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Dave! Thanks for sending me another question! I’m happy to see that you’ve been very busy planning your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort this coming January!

    Disney Gift Cards are the best kind of currency during your adventures at the Walt Disney World Resort. You can use them to pay for Disney Resort hotel stays, merchandise and meals. I’ve used Disney Gift Cards many times when I visit with my family and I find that the easiest way to use them via my MagicBand, is by making a quick phone call to speak with a Resort Reservation Cast Member at (407) 939-5277. 

    Just let the Cast Member know how much of the gift card you would like to add to your account balance and those funds will go toward any charge you make to your Disney Resort hotel room, including purchases made with your MagicBand.

    Dave, any purchases made with bands linked to your My Disney Experience account will go toward your Disney Resort hotel bill. When it comes to your teenagers, I suggest that they use the actual Disney Gift Card to make any purchases that you wouldn’t want on your final bill. 

    You still have some time before your trip, so I recommend you keep an eye out for Special Offers. Even if you have already made your reservations, if there’s a special offer released that coincides with the dates of your stay, you can call the number I listed above to update your Disney Resort hotel and Disney Dining Plans to add that offer. Just like that, there could be some extra money in your budget for your teenagers to spend!

    Dave, it’s been a pleasure answering your questions. If you have any additional ones, you know where to find me! Have a magical visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Veronica, Florida

Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a planDisney Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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