• On Feb 1, 2017
    Angie from MI 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 son is going to disney with his school but are not staying on property can I put money on his magicband and if so how?

    Hi, Angie! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Thank you for bringing us this great question! MagicBands add such versatility and convenience to any Walt Disney World Resort vacation! However, they can’t actually be “loaded” with money. When Guests stay at a Disney Resort hotel, they have the option of adding a credit card on file to make room charges through their MagicBand. That being said, only Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel can do this. This is only one of the many benefits of staying at a Disney Resort hotel!

    My suggestion to you would be to purchase a Disney Gift Card for your son to use during his trip if you prefer that he not bring money. Disney gift cards are accepted at most Quick Service, Table Service, and Food Cart locations, as well as at various merchandise locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Although they cannot be reloaded online at this time, they can be reloaded at most stores throughout Disney Theme Parks, Resort hotels, as well as Disney Springs.

    I hope this answers your question and that your son has a magical time! Come see us again soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Ontario

Hi! I’m Jen from Ottawa, Canada! I am a high school librarian and French teacher who also happens to be a Walt Disney World Resort enthusiast! My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was during my honeymoon. Now, a wife and mom of two girls, my family has since been on many memorable Disney vacations together! Learn More About Jennifer

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