• On Mar 23, 2016
    Ruth from OH 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.

    We are traveling with three grandchildren. We have gotten Disney gift cards to as gifts. Is there a way to transfer the balance to their magic bands so I do not have to carry the cards with me?

    Hi Ruth! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I think it is so wonderful that you will be experiencing the Walt Disney World Resort with your three grandchildren. I know myself that I have such vivid and wonderful memories from when I was a kid of all of the time that I spent with my grandmother. These memories are something that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I am betting that your grandchildren will have such amazing memories with you on this trip that someday they will be telling someone all about it and how much they loved spending this time with you just as I am telling you now about my memories!

    You are unable to link a Disney Gift Card to MagicBands at this time. However what we do is link a Credit Card to our MagicBands and on the last evening of our vacation take our Gift Cards to the front desk to have them apply them to our account. One of the things you could ask is if they are able to put a spending cap on the grandchildren’s accounts so that they don’t go over a certain amount of money!

    I hope that you have the most magical time on your upcoming vacation! Please stop back real soon so we can help you with any other vacation planning questions you may have!


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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology  nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess. I am always dreaming about and planning my next Walt Disney World vacation. I have experiencing navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, multigenerational groups, as well as with special needs and food allergies. I love helping others plan their vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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