• On Feb 16, 2019
    Eileen from NY 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.

    I am traveling in June with my 8 year old grand daughter. I don't want to have my credit card on her magic band. But I would like to put a $50 gift card on her band so that she can buy her own snacks. Is that possible?

    Hello Eileen!

    As a "Nana" myself I know how fun and fulfilling it can be to provide our grandchild with magical experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort. We too provide gift cards to our grandson when visiting the parks. When you connect a credit card for charging you are actually connecting it to your room. Your MagicBand is then also linked to your room making it possible to charge. However, it isn't possible to connect Disney Gift Cards to your room at this time. 

    One thing we have done it to either carry our grandson's gift card or to provide him with a lanyard and card holder so he can carry his own. This gives them the opportunity to gain some freedom and experience with responsibility. Another option is to go ahead and charge for them but keep the receipts so they can practice math in keeping track of their expenditures.

    I hope this is helpful and I hope you and your granddaughter have a Magical time!

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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