Mom and Child wearing Magic Bands
  • On Nov 26, 2019
    Brooke from UT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are traveling in 2020 and we are not staying at a Disney Resort. I would like to do the Magic Bands for the picture service and fast passes. I am wondering if I can link my credit card to it so that I can also make purchases with the band?

    Hi Brooke!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! MagicBands are just oh so much fun, aren’t they? I have to admit, when we returned from our most recent trip, I didn’t take my MagicBand off until the next day. Wouldn’t life be fun if everything worked with a MagicBand!

    Currently, MagicBands can only be used for charging purposes for Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. While you could certainly purchase MagicBands, or use ones you already have from a recent visit for park entry, FastPass+, and Memory Maker, you would not be able to link a credit card to it.

    In case you decide you’d like to consider staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, be sure to keep an eye on the Special Offers Page. You never know if a promotion might come up for your dates that might make a stay at Disney a good choice for you. Then you’d have the convenience of charging to your MagicBand, earlier access to FastPass+ selections and many other benefits exclusive for Disney Resort Hotel Guests.

    Please let us know if you have any additional questions as you plan your trip, Brooke. We are here to help!

    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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