• On Jan 17, 2018
    Kmberly from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi there! We are staying on a Disney property for the first time this coming May. We have never used magic bands before. Can we use Disney gift cards to pay the balance on our hotel room and expenses we incur on the bands at the end of our trip? Thanks!

    Hi Kimberly,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am SO excited for your first stay at a Disney Resort hotel! I just know you're going to love staying right in the middle of the magic!

    You're also going to love the convenience of having MagicBands. Not only do they function as your room keys, park tickets, and FastPass+ admissions, but you're also able to link a credit card to them and charge meals and purchases back to your room, all by using a safe and secure PIN number that you set up during check-in. If you have Disney gift cards you'd like to use during your trip, you simply need to head to your Disney Resort hotel's front desk and ask a Cast Member to apply the gift cards to your room balance. They'll be happy to take care of that for you.

    As long as there are at least 6 days before your arrival date, you'll want to personalize your Magic Bands through My Disney Experience. Not only will you get to choose a color and have your name (or a nickname if you'd prefer) printed on the inside of the band, but a personalized MagicBand may unlock some additional surprises around the theme parks. I don't want to spoil any fun, but be on the lookout for some magical moments just for you!

    I hope you have a wonderful vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort, Kimberly, and feel free to visit us again if you have any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Indiana

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom and part-time music teacher from Indiana.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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