Swan Resort Gallery Pool
  • On Feb 7, 2022
    Allison from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have a trip in May and are staying at the Swan hotel for the first time. I know that we can't use magic bands to open hotel rooms or charge back to room but can we attach a credit card to our bands to charge with? how does that work?

    Hiya Allison - it's so great to see you back here at planDisney!

    Thanks for coming to us with your question about MagicBands! Before diving into that, I just want to say how excited I am for your stay at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel. It's a fantastic location with easy access to EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's BoardWalk, and you can even walk to the Skyliner station and soar over to other Resort hotels for even more fun!

    Using MagicBands as a form of payment is currently only available to Guests staying at select Disney Resorts Collection hotels, and the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel is not included. So, at least for this trip, you won't be able to charge purchases to a credit card by using your MagicBand.

    I do have some good news though! Many point-of-sale systems at Walt Disney World Resort support popular contactless payment methods, so if you haven't explored that functionality on your smartphone device, you might consider setting it up! On my last trip, even though I had a MagicBand linked to my Disney Resorts Collection hotel account, I found myself using the contactless pay option on my phone more often. Now, I use it quite a bit in my everyday life too! Combining that with Disney's new MagicMobile service, which allows your compatible smartphone or smartwatch to mimic many MagicBand features, I might even try a trip without a MagicBand in the near future!

    One other quick tip - if you use Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering within the My Disney Experience Mobile App, you can link any credit card you would like and pay directly through the app, or use other popular convenient payment methods such as Apple Pay!

    I hope this information helps. Have a great trip and let us know if any other questions pop up as you continue planning for your magical adventure!

    Ryan J.
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Meet the Panelist: Ryan, Ohio

Hi, everyone! I’m Ryan from Ohio and am so happy that you’re here! By day (and most nights and weekends), I'm a business professor mentoring the next generation of leaders. In my free time I love outdoor activities and traveling with my family and friends, scarfing down ice cream, and, of course, all things Disney! I can’t wait to help your crew plan a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Ryan

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