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  • On Jan 22, 2022
    Elizabeth from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I will be staying on property in April. My children will be traveling with their band and staying at a “friend” hotel. Can they still use their magic bands to charge things to my room?

    Welcome to planDisney Elizabeth!

    A Springtime vacation to Walt Disney World sounds wonderful! Make plans to enjoy the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. You will love the gardens, topiaries, and the Outdoor Kitchens where you can dine on the most amazing dishes that each have an international flare!

    In order to charge purchases back to your room using a MagicBand, you must be a registered guest at a Disney Resort hotel and have a credit card and PIN linked to your account. Since it sounds like your kids are staying elsewhere, they will not be able to use their MagicBand in that fashion. Assuming their MagicBands are active and linked to their My Disney Experience account, the bands can be used for their linked Theme Park Tickets

    In lieu of charging to your room with MagicBands, most locations accept Apple Pay. This might be an option if your kids carry cell phones. Most Quick Service locations also use Mobile Order, so they can order their meals on their phones, then pay with a stored credit card, Apple Pay, or even Disney Gift Card. 

    Your kids are going to have the best time and make so many magical memories with their friends on this band trip. I'm sure the parents will have just a bit of fun as well! Enjoy!


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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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