• On Dec 30, 2016
    Susan from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Surprised the kids with a WDW Spring Break Trip for Christmas! They each got gift cards. I see that we can't link the gift cards to the magic bands but can link the gift cards to our room account. Can we give each child a spending limit on their bands?

    Dear Susan,

    Oh my, I wish that there was an option for you to attach the video of their expressions when you surprised them at Christmas! Fun! We just surprised our kids last summer with a trip and seeing their reaction was something as a Mom that I will remember forever!

    On to your actual question! We use the exact same strategy as you do with our children and their spending while we are at Walt Disney World Resort, and it really seems to cut down on begging for every souvenir, while at the same time giving them an opportunity to select something special to eat or to bring home.

    Using a Disney gift card for each child worked well for us, as opposed to setting a spending limit on the MagicBands. You ARE able to give each child the ability to charge or not charge expenses on their MagicBand. Additionally, you can set a limit for your family's account at the resort at which you're staying, if that helps. You're not able to set a specific spending limit on each different MagicBand in your reservation, though as you mentioned you can definitely use the Disney gift cards to pay the balance of their purchases at your resort concierge desk

    Hope that helps! Have a magical time when you visit!

    -Jan K. 


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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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